Landscaping Examiner

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Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County

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Full Time

Overview: Performs duties in reviewing, evaluating, and rendering final decisions of natural resources permit applications and site evaluations for the preservation of natural resources.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Coordinates with the applicant, developer, project engineer or consultant to resolve problem areas in project designs.</li> <li>Monitors project for compliance with permit and site plan requirements.</li> <li>Reviews natural resources permits and submits to supervisor for approval.</li> <li>Reviews, evaluates and renders final decision on tree removal applications for compliance with code criteria.</li> <li>Evaluates irrigation system designs for compliance with code criteria.</li> <li>Assists zoning enforcement inspectors in monitoring project permit compliance, determining violations and recommending corrective actions.</li> <li>Performs other related duties as required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Minimum Qualifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Graduation from an accredited four-year degree-granting college or university with a major in Landscape Architecture; and</li> <li>Two (2) years of experience in Landscape Architecture; or</li> <li>An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies; and</li> <li>Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License; and</li> <li>Possession of an International Society Arboriculture Arborist (ISA) Certification within 12 months of employment.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Job Specifications</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Listed Species Guidelines.</li> <li>Knowledge of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Listed Species Guidelines.</li> <li>Knowledge of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Silviculture Management Practices.</li> <li>Knowledge of tree entomology and pathology principles and guidelines.</li> <li>Knowledge of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture principles and guidelines.</li> <li>Knowledge of the Natural Resources and Landscaping Section of the Land Development Code.</li> <li>Knowledge of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services listed plant species.</li> <li>Ability to evaluate project designs for the preservation of natural resources.</li> <li>Ability to evaluate tree removal applications for compliance with code criteria.</li> <li>Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.</li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.</li> <li>Ability to maintain work-related records.</li> <li>Ability to follow oral and written instructions.</li> <li>Ability to work effectively with others.</li> <li>Ability to use a computer and related software.</li> <li>Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle.</li> </ul> <br /><strong><br />Work Category/Physical Demands</strong><br /> <ul> <li>This position takes place in an office environment.</li> <li>Requires sitting for an extended period of time.</li> <li>Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.</li> </ul>