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Landscape Designer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Landscape Designer
Role Title: Trades Technician III
Posting Number: SW0170732
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is searching for a Landscape Designer to serve as a designer on landscape architecture projects. Project responsibilities include site inventory and analysis, background research for projects, and conceptual design development. This position works alongside student landscape designers, presents at community meetings, works efficiently within project budgets, and writes project reports. Travel will be required for 6 or more trips per semester and will sometimes include overnight travel, depending on project locations.

Required Qualifications:

- Experience and/or understanding of the design process from site inventory and analysis through conceptual design development.
- Strong hand and/or computer rendering skills.
- Graphics skills related to page layout for reports and presentation boards.
- High proficiency in software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchup, AutoCad, ArcView GIS, and Microsoft Office.
- Strong communication, organizational and time management skills.
- Must be a creative and flexible thinker with the ability to tailor work to meet the needs of various communities.
- Motivated, self-starter comfortable working independently and in teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or equivalent level of training or practical experience.
- Community workshop facilitation experience.
- Advanced GIS experience.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To apply applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170732, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact Ingrid Skenderian, singrid1@vt.edu; by the application deadline.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Community Design Assistance Center
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg: Will involve locations throughout Virginia and possibly adjacent states.
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday according to Schedule
Posting Date: 09/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/22/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79710

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  3. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents