Colorado Parks for People Field Representative

Location: 
Denver

Position Summary

The Field Representative will assist with the development and renovation of parks, trails, green alleys and Fitness Zones, within the Parks for People–Colorado Program. This position will be a key member of the Parks for People–Colorado team working to plan, design, and construct capital improvements for park, garden and trail development projects throughout Metro Denver and targeted cities in Colorado. Key activities include working with other team members to plan outreach activities and facilitate community workshops, providing support with tasks related to managing consultants, preparing conceptual and schematic drawings and other communication graphics related to project work, stewarding construction document preparation and supporting construction administration phases of project development. Additionally, the Field Representative will work with partner organizations to organize special events such as groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and stewardship activities.

Responsibilities

Specifically, the Field Representative will support other members of the Parks for People team in managing the design and construction of new parks and the renovation of existing parks. Typical project components include playgrounds, public art, gardens, trails, Fitness Zones, and other amenities identified through the public engagement process. Other project elements may include local and regional trail connections and enhancements, green alleys, and other green infrastructure projects. Projects are primarily located in low income urban communities in the Metro Denver area. Responsibilities include:

  • Represent The Trust for Public Land in the project communities; attend neighborhood meetings to represent The Trust for Public Land and update communities on our project status
  • Create outreach materials and organize outreach events (public meetings, stakeholder meetings, , workshops and charrettes)
  • Create graphic displays including plans, sections, elevations, materials boards, sketches and details as needed for project, agency and philanthropy submittals
  • Provide technical assistance on construction document production, including plans and specifications
  • Coordinate with vendors and consultants to obtain product information and project deliverables
  • Research project-specific materials, costs, and relevant issues
  • Provide support in responding to construction administration requests such as RFI’s, submittals, supplemental instructions, etc.
  • Provide support and assistance as needed in fundraising, budgeting and reporting
  • Educate communities, local government representatives and others on the importance and positive impacts of having healthy parks and playgrounds
  • Manage and track consultant invoices and payments
  • Project scoping, research and gathering background materials
  • Provide general administration and program support
  • Provide support in consultant contract generation
  • Represent the Trust for Public Land at local conferences and meetings

Qualifications

  • A degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university
  • 2-4 years experience in the field of landscape architecture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent design, graphic and hand drawing skills, and experience in the design process
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD construction document production
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS and Microsoft Office; SketchUp a plus
  • Ability to work on challenging and complex projects with moderate level of supervision
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to bring a high degree of flexibility, creativity, vision, and resourcefulness to projects
  • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of environmental justice issues in low-income, urban communities
  • Flexibility with periodic nighttime and weekend community meetings
  • Experience working on projects under construction

Additional skill sets desired

  • Knowledge of green infrastructure, sustainable design, and local plants.
  • Grant writing experience
  • Able to collaborate and negotiate with diverse groups and interests in dynamic inner-city environments
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish a plus
How to Apply: 

Please apply online.