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Junior Landscape Architect

Type of Job:
Entry Level
Landscape Architecture
Name of Firm:

NYS Dept. of Transportation

Job Location:

Hauppauge, NY

Minimum Qualifications:
In order to be considered for appointment, candidates must be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list or be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
If a viable eligible list does not exist, a provisional appointment may be made in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates who accept a provisional appointment must take the next competitive examination and be reachable on the resultant eligible list in order to be considered for permanent appointment to the position.
The minimum requirements for taking the Junior Landscape Architect examination are:
Either 1. a bachelor's or higher-level degree in landscape architecture,
Or 2. a Landscape Architect's License from any state or political subdivision of the United States.
Junior Landscape Architects who have successfully completed one year of service and have passed Sections 1 and 2 of the Landscape Architect Registration examination (LARE) will be advanced to Landscape Architect, Grade 20 (beginning salary). Failure to obtain a passing result on both Section 1 & 2 of the LARE within the first year of service will result in removal from your position.
Duties will include:
  • Provide landscape architecture design and support for transportation improvement projects and environmental enhancement projects. Provide technical assistance and advice to engineering staff on environmental issues and regulations.
  • Perform environmental analysis and coordinate permit applications interaction with public and private entities.
  • Assist with erosion and sediment control plans and stonn water management plans.
  • Perform wetland delineations.
  • Prepare project plans, specifications, estimates and correspondence.
Successful candidate will be expected to have good written and verbal communication skills. It should be noted that the developing zonal responsibilities for this group to support Regions 8, 10 and 11 may result in some travel to provide appropriate services to all.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department's response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
To Apply:
Candidates on the eligible list for the title NEED NOT submit a resume in response to this vacancy notice. You will be considered for appointment based on your score/rank on the eligible list. Other qualified candidates should send their letter of interest, current resume and at least three professional references no later than June 01, 2018 to:
Department of Transportation - Region 10
250 Veterans Memmial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Fax: (631) 952-6169
NOTE: If you submit your letter of interest, resume and references via e-mail, please note the Posting# and title in the subject line.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at ( 518) 47 4-6988 or
via email at
The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled. In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.
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