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 $64,701 - $97,092




The Landscape Architect is responsible for creative planning, design and development of high-quality recreational facilities that enhance the environment, including production of design and contract documents, budget management, construction supervision, site restoration supervision and coordination of staff, contractors, agencies, and citizens.


Reports to: • Chief Landscape Architect Supervises: • None • This position requires the coordination and facilitation of District Staff, Design Consultants, and Contractors.


  1. Serve as a project manager/team leader for all phases of site design and development.
  2. Prepare master plans, coordinating staff from other departments in the master planning process for new and redeveloped sites.
  3. Coordinate the public input process on District projects, including mailings, public meetings, and website information.
  4. Prepare documents and manage the selection process for consultants; defining scope of services; ranking and interviewing.
  5. Direct consultants in the preparation of construction documents that meet District standards and are coordinated with necessary departments and agencies.
  6. Coordinate with federal, state, county, and local government agencies, organizations, and volunteer groups. Ensure completion of necessary reviews, permits, approvals, zoning changes and compliance with policies, plans and regulations.
  7. Prepare bidding documents and administer the competitive bidding and quote process.
  8. Supervise construction and site restoration projects assuring contractor’s work conforms to the project specifications; coordinate testing, verify quantities, and evaluate recommended changes.
  9. Prepare in-house site design, development plans, native landscape planting plans, and construction documents for development and renovation projects.
  10. Assist in departmental team reviews of environmental assessments, impact statements, use requests and off-site developments that impact District properties.
  11. Participate in District wide work groups related to planning and development issues. Assist other departments and teams needing planning and design skills.
  12. Assist with long- and short-range planning for future projects, preparing schedules, estimates, and needs analysis.
  13. Prepare presentation materials, graphics, written reports, and grant applications.
  14. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.


• Must possess a high degree of knowledge of construction, design and engineering standards and principles and techniques of landscape architecture as they relate to construction materials and methods. • Proficiency in reviewing and preparing plans and specifications. • Knowledge of native landscapes and design with native plant material and related landscaping materials. • Must have knowledge of Midwest natural communities, native and non-native plant species identification, natural area management techniques and ecology. • Must effectively communicate, written and oral, with professional staff, consultants, citizens and volunteers. • Current knowledge and skill in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office products. • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture

Experience: Entry level candidates are welcome. Five years of experience in professional level landscape architecture/design work with an emphasis on recreational facilities and experience with supervision of construction projects is preferred.

Certifications: License in Landscape Architecture from the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation preferred. Candidates are required to attain licensure within 3 years of employment.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Semi-active job; while performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk and hear.
  2. While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; traverses’ uneven terrain; works in outside extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  4. The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.


This 40 hour/week position entails working Monday - Friday with the possibility/option to work flexible weekday, evening, and weekend shifts. Occasional extended hours and weekend workdays will be required. This position includes the option of a maximum of 16 hours of remote work during each work week.


Pay range: Grade 13

Minimum: $64,701 Midpoint: $79,259 Maximum: $97,092

Schedule: Full Time

Resumes will be accepted until March 31, 2023.

Application Procedure: Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:

Donna Suca, Director of Human Resources Forest Preserve District of Will County 17540 W. Laraway Road Joliet, Illinois 60433 815-722-5667 (desk) 815-722-3608 (fax)

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County


Donna Suca
(815) 722-5667

 Closing Date

March 31, 2023


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The purpose of the Landscape Technician is to provide the best horticulture and landscape management practices for the Park District of Oak Park parks, facilities, and historic properties. This position requires knowledge of common plants and trees grown in Illinois, weed identification, and the ability to operate common landscape equipment. A person must have a team-based attitude, a love for the outdoors, and a strong work ethic. This position reports to the Horticulture Supervisor at the Oak Park Conservatory. Hours: Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $74,000 - $102,000

Natural Land Institute Seeks Executive Director The Board of Trustees of the Natural Land Institute (Rockford, Illinois) announces that they are seeking candidates to fill the position of Executive Director of the organization. Applications will open on February 20, 2023 and will be accepted until March 31, 2023. It is the goal of the Search Committee to fill the position by June 2023. For more information, please visit

The Executive Director of the Natural Land Institute reports to and is supervised by the NLI Board of Trustees. The Executive Director directs all land trust operations and programs, supervises staff, and represents NLI as the face of the organization. Responsibilities include implementing NLI’s Strategic Plan, leading and facilitating fund development, and prioritizing program activities to ensure that NLI functions within its capacity and in concert with the strategic plan direction provided by the Board. Relocation requested.

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 Natural Land Institute


Jill Kennay

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled