WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was names "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist. OUR CORE VALUES City of McKinney employee work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values – Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment.
Under general supervision by the Parks Planning Manager, the purpose of the position is to assist in implementation of the Parks CIP Program including parks, trails, park facilities and streetscape projects; review and analyze current planning proposals and advise developers, property owners and the public through the development process; perform administrative and technical support to the Parks Planning Manager and Division Manager. Responds to citizen concerns regarding GIS matters; creates, analyzes, and maintains a wide variety of Geospatial and Information Systems (GIS) databases, documentation, information, and map layers. Performs other work as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in the management of design and construction contracts for Parks CIP projects.
Prepares construction plan reviews; prepares various inspection reports as required; prepares memoranda and letters for supervisor's signature; maintains files and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and findings; maintains project files and construction drawings.
Reviews incoming plans for new projects and as-built plans after project is completed.
Prepares a variety of reports and provides periodic updates regarding the status of assigned capital construction projects to City Council, City Management, and the general public.
Represents the Department on the Development Review Committee as needed in the review of plats, site plans, zonings, general development plans, etc. for compliance with the Parkland Dedication Ordinance, Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan and Median Escrow Collection.
Prepares graphics and computer-generated mapping documents: prepares graphics for use in public presentations; utilizes computerized design programs such as Adobe, computer aided design (CAD), and geographical information system (GIS).
Creates, analyzes, and maintains a variety of geographical information system (GIS) databases, documentation, information, and map layers.
Resolves citizen and developer complaints and questions.
Complies with all city policies and procedures, including those defined in the City of McKinney Employee Handbook.
Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
Drives vehicle to meetings, trainings, and job sites.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND BEHAVIORS
Knowledge of current word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database programs used by the City.
Working knowledge of engineering, landscape architecture, planning and design principles and practices.
Skill to pay attention to detail in dealing with numbers, words, and ideas.
Skill to actively listen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
Skill to identify problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Skill to find ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information.
Skill to research, analyze, and compile data and prepare concise documents.
Skill to read and interpret a variety of planning documents, including blueprints and schematics.
Skill to interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, and design standards.
Skill to build professional relationships with others including internal and external customers.
Skill to manage time wisely to complete assignments on time: time management.
Skill to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand, including routine reports, correspondence, and pre-set formats: written expression.
Skill to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences: oral comprehension.
Skill to operate a motor vehicle, personal computer, general office equipment, drafting instruments, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, Adobe, computer aided design (CAD), geographical information system (GIS), email, Internet, or other computer programs.
Skill to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives.
Skill to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
Ability to work as a team, contribute as a team member, treat others with respect.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Public Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or closely related field AND six (6) months previous experience and/or training involving the review and development of planning recommendations. Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Licensed Landscape Architect desirable.
Texas Licensed Irrigator desirable.
GISP and AICP certifications desirable.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (25 pounds). Task may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Other task may involve exposure to outdoor elements such as rain, cold, heat and wind, etc.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must pass a drug screen, driving record check, and background check.
Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license.
Work is typically performed in both standard office and outdoor environments. Incumbents may be exposed to construction equipment with moving mechanical parts. Other tasks may involve exposure to outdoor elements such as rain, cold, heat and wind, etc.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The nation continues to recognize McKinney as a stand-out community. Money Magazine ranks McKinney the #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014. Factors considered included employment, schools, crime and safety, as well as overall quality of life aspects including a feeling of community pride. This adds to the accolades already received from Forbes, Best Life Magazine, CNNMoney and more. While man...y factors combine to make McKinney a truly special place in America, it is the people in McKinney who bring these vibrant qualities to life. That community spirit is embodied in a friendly, safe and inviting city that holds strong ties to its roots and history while enjoying rapid economic development and continually adding new amenities that compliment and expand our unique quality of life.