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City of Greater Bendigo Landscape Architect Full Time in Bendigo VIC

City of Greater Bendigo

Branch Bendigo VIC AU

Position:
Landscape Architect
Location:
Bendigo VIC

City of Greater Bendigo 1 (400) Landscape Architect.  Current membership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects….

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

These guidelines are provided to assist you in submitting your application for the

advertised position with the City of Greater Bendigo. Please ensure that you read the

instructions carefully, prior to submitting your application.

Attached is a position description which will provide information on the advertised position. If you

require any further information regarding this position, please contact Aaron Lindsay,

Coordinator Public Space Design on (03) 5434 6390.

Applications must be received by close of business Monday May 8, 2017. Applications will be

short listed for interview based on the responses to the key selection criteria. Applications should

be marked ‘Confidential’ and may be submitted by:

Website: www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/About/Working-at-the-City-of-Greater-

Bendigo/Current-vacancies – Use the Apply Now section for the appropriate

position and follow the prompts (Preferred option)

Post: HR / Recruitment Officer

City of Greater Bendigo

PO Box 733, BENDIGO 3552

In person to: 195-229 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo

Please ensure that your application includes:

 A copy of your current resume, including contact details for two (2) work related referees

(referees will only be contacted after a personal interview has been conducted)

 Covering letter

 A statement addressing each key selection criteria

 Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate previous experience by submitting a short design

portfolio (max 5MB). This can be submitted via email to [email protected]

Please note: if your application is successful we will require the following documents prior to

commencement:

 Birth Certificate or Extract and any formal registration of name changes such as a Marriage

Certificate, or deed poll documentation (if name is different on Birth Certificate/Extract)

 Photo Identification, i.e. Current Driver’s Licence, Passport

 If your birthplace is outside Australia, documents proving you are legally able to work in

Australia, i.e. Evidence of citizenship/permanent residency status or working visa

For further information on Bendigo, please visit our website at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au

Thank you for your interest in this position; we look forward to receiving your application.

City of Greater Bendigo 1 (400) Landscape Architect

The City of Greater Bendigo aspires to be a values driven organisation.

Working together to be the best we can for our community.

Our Values: We Lead, We Learn, We Care, We Contribute, We Respond, We Respect.

POSITION TITLE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: FULL TIME

CLASSIFICATION: BAND 6

SALARY RANGE: $77,808 – $84,795 + SUPER

UNIT: ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SPACE

DATE REVIEWED: FEBRUARY 2017

THE UNIT:

The Engineering and Public Space Unit manages the planning and delivery of a range of

infrastructure including road, parks, open spaces, bridges, drainage and urban developments. The

unit supports this process by:

 Undertaking sound asset management practices to ensure that infrastructure is fit for

purpose and developed to meet the changing population both in terms of size and need.

 Managing the Geographic Information System (GIS) and Asset Management System

(AMS) for the whole organisation.

 Development of capital works programs for civil and public space infrastructure.

 Detailed design of civil and public space infrastructure.

 Management and coordination of delivery of a range of civil and public space projects.

The Public Space Design (PSD) unit is responsible for the planning and design of the City of

Greater Bendigo’s public spaces including parks, play spaces, recreation areas and streetscapes.

PSD coordinates the development of plans, policies and strategies that provide direction for the

development of public space. The team oversees open space planning within new residential

areas and provides urban design advice on new commercial development proposals.

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POSITION OBJECTIVES:

 Contribute to achieving the overall goals and objectives of The City of Greater Bendigo (The

City) and play a part in the delivery of the specific objectives of Engineering and Public Space.

 Provide landscape architectural and urban design advice to a range of staff, management and

the community in relation to public space works.

 Design, develop, coordinate and implement specified open space and urban design public

realm projects independently under the guidance of the Coordinator.

 Development of plans, policies and strategies that provide direction for the development of

public space.

 Work collaboratively with City staff and external stakeholders to foster commitment to high

quality design outcomes within the public and private realms.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

 Preparation of illustrative plans, details, sections and other graphic communication packages

to be used for consultation purposes.

 Preparation of existing condition plans, site analysis plans and concept plans as part of the

design development process and for the purpose of community consultation.

 Preparation of detailed design plans, specifications, opinion of probably costs and contract

documentation.

 Contribute to the development of policies, strategies and master plans for parks, streetscapes,

activity centres and other public space.

 Coordinate and manage consultants including preparation of project briefs with limited

supervision.

 Review and make recommendations on landscape plans and specifications submitted by

external parties.

 Inspect Landscape and other construction works and ensure works are in accordance with

relevant plans and specifications

 Undertake community consultation in relation to open space and public realm improvements as

directed.

 Liaise with clients, contractors and relevant key stakeholders.

 Contribute to the development of draft CoGB reports.

 Represent CoGB in a supervised capacity in public and professional forums as appropriate.

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

 Responsible for compliance with Occupational Health and Safety regulations relevant to the

tasks performed.

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 Provide a safe working environment for the community and private property whilst engaged in

work practices.

 Provide a safe working environment for self and fellow workers.

 Participate and complete relevant risk assessments and other OH&S documentation as

required.

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Coordinator, Public Space and Design

Supervises: Nil

Internal Liaisons: CoGB Staff

External Liaisons: Councillors, private and public sector representatives, consultants,

contractors and the public

ACCOUNTABILITY & EXTENT OF AUTHORITY:

 Responsible for resource management, freedom to act is governed by clear objectives and/or

budgets with a regular reporting mechanism to ensure adherence to goals and objectives. The

effect of decisions and actions taken at this level is usually limited to the quality or cost of the

programs and projects being managed.

 Provide specialist advice to clients or to regulate clients, the freedom to act is subject to

regulations and policies and regular supervision. The effect of decisions and actions taken on

individual clients may be significant but it is usually subject to appeal or review by more senior

employees.

 Undertake policy development, the work is usually of an investigative and analytical nature,

with the freedom to act prescribed by a more senior position. The quality of the output of these

positions can have a significant effect on the process of policy development.

 Formal input into policy development within the Engineering and Public Space area of

expertise and/or management.

JUDGEMENT & DECISION MAKING:

 The nature of the work is specialised with methods, procedures and processes developed from

theory or precedent.

 Ability to improve and/or develop methods and techniques generally based on previous

experience.

 Problem solving may involve the application of these techniques to new situations.

 Guidance and advice are usually available.

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SPECIALIST SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

 Proficiency in the application of a theoretical or scientific discipline, including the underlying

principles as distinct from the practices.

 An understanding of the long term goals of the Engineering and Public Space Unit and of the

relevant policies of both the unit and the wider organisation.

 Require a familiarity with relevant budgeting techniques.

 Proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft office suite.

 Proficiency in the use of and broad knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other computer

applications, including AutoCAD, Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and Sketch Up.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

 Skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising one’s own work so as to

achieve specific and set objectives in the most efficient way possible within the resources

available and within a set timetable.

 An understanding of and an ability to implement personnel practices including those related to

equal employment opportunity, occupational health and safety and employees development.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

 Ability to demonstrate and display the City’s staff values and behaviours.

 Ability to provide excellent customer service in adherence to the City’s Customer Service

Charter.

 Ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality at all times.

 Ability to gain co-operation and assistance from clients, members of the public and other

employees in the administration of defined activities and in the supervision of other employees.

 Ability to liaise with counterparts in other organisations to discuss specialist matters and with

other employees in other functions within the City to resolve intra-organisational problems.

 Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to confidently and professionally

communicate with a range of stakeholders including executive management, managers and

employees

 Well-developed written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and provide high

quality, accurate documents and reports

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 Tertiary degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or equivalent with relevant

experience (minimum 5 years).

 Current membership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

 Current Victorian driver’s license.

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 Relevant experience in landscape design, documentation, construction and the contract

administration process.

Additional Information

 You may be provided with or use equipment that contains electronic monitoring devices.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

 Demonstrated experience and skills in the design, coordination and management of a variety

of open space and/or urban design projects.

 Demonstrated project management skills including task and time management setting

priorities, planning and managing workloads to complete projects within prescribed timeframes

and on budget.

 Proficient in the use of computer software including MS Office suite, AutoCAD, Adobe

(Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and Sketch Up.

 An effective team player, along with the ability to work cooperatively and positively in a

sensitive and confidential environment.

 Commitment to providing excellent customer service including the ability to deal with difficult

customers.

 Well-developed written, verbal and graphical communication skills, with the ability to prepare,

develop, present on a variety of subjects as required, clearly and concisely for a range of

audiences.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Bendigo, VIC, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-22
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