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Hillsborough County Government

Landscape Architect (#LSCPARGENQ) GENQ
$22.23-$35.30 Hourly / $3,853.20-$6,118.67 Monthly / $46,238.40-$73,424.00 Yearly


Performs landscape architectural duties involving consultation, investigation, research, and planning of landscaping projects, including the design of landscape drawings, specifications and contract documents, and the preparation of reports and recommendations for final approval of landscape architectural plans.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in Landscape Architecture; and Two years of experience in Landscape Architecture.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.

Possession of a valid Driver license.

Registration as a Landscape Architect in the State of Florida.

Or possession of an active Landscape Architect license issued by another State, and successful completion of a Landscape Architect Licensure Endorsement issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation within six months after employment.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of landscape design principles and guidelines.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Natural Resources and Landscaping Section of the Land Development Code.
  • Working knowledge of the use of Florida-friendly landscaping.
  • Working knowledge of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Listed Species Guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of irrigation systems design.
  • Working knowledge of tree entomology and pathology principles and guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services listed plant species.
  • Ability to evaluate project designs for the preservation of natural resources.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain work related records.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

  • Consults, investigates, researches, plans, designs, and prepares drawings, specifications, contract documents and reports.
  • Manages landscape projects in connection with the planning and development of land and incidental water areas, including the use of Florida-friendly landscaping, where, and to the extent that, the dominant purpose of such services or creative works is the preservation, conservation, enhancement, or determination of proper land uses, natural land features, ground cover and plantings, or naturalistic and aesthetic values.
  • Formulates graphic and written criteria to govern the planning and design of land construction and development plans pertinent to the practice of landscape architecture.
  • Consults, coordinates and reviews technical submissions, plans and construction documents.
  • Reviews and approves permit applications and site plans and conducts site assessments to determine compliance with land alteration and landscaping ordinances relative to the retention and protection of trees and vegetation, soil conservation, environmentally sensitive areas and listed plant and animal species.
  • Evaluates irrigation system designs for compliance with code criteria.
  • Monitors projects for compliance with permit and site plan requirements.
  • Provides Architect of Record services for construction of in-house landscape design projects, reviews shop drawings, product information and substitution requests; issues field orders; interprets plans and specifications; and authorizes changes to plans/drawings.
  • Analyzes the design of grading and drainage, stormwater systems, irrigation, systems for erosion and sediment control, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems where such systems are pertinent to the practice of landscape architecture.
  • Determines the placement of site improvements including the design of site amenities, accessibility components, landscape plantings, and other tangible objects and features associated with the practice of landscape architecture.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: LSCPARGENQ; EST: 6/2/2016 3:00:00 PM; REV: 7/14/2016;