State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PARKS PLANNER 1
Performs entrance level investigation and analysis of present and potential State parks facilities and designs primitive parks and individual facilities for developed or proposed parks.
Positions at this level work under close supervision.
Conducts reconnaissance of potential park sites for possible acquisition according to agency or IAC criteria;
Drafts plans for individual facilities within present park facilities;
Develops sign plans for parks;
Obtains mapping and other planning information from various governmental agencies and reference sources;
Writes individual reports on problems that will affect the acquisition or situation of property;
Collects data to be included in environmental impact statements;
Submits reports and maps to various governmental agencies, including the Corps of Engineers, for permit issuance;
Prepares preliminary cost estimates for new parks using published guidelines;
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: theory, principles and practices of park planning; interrelationship of structural and topographic elements, soils, ground water, vegetation, and human, social and recreational needs, botany, horticulture, engineering and recreation; architectural and engineering standards; sketching, rendering and drafting technique and instruments; building, planting and heavy construction methods.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in park planning, park administration, landscape architecture, land planning, engineering or other major which included course work in park planning, park administration or related field.
Class Specification History
Revised April 19, 1966 Revises minimum qualifications
Revised September 19, 1975 Revises definition, adds distinguishing characteristics
Revised September 14, 1979 General revision, class code change (formerly 6440) per salary survey
Revised July, 1985 General revision
New class code: (formerly 67010) effective July 1, 2007