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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 2344951

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219075

The immediate vacancies are located in Ewa, and Halawa to Kalihi

Salary:  $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to Step H). 

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.

Duties Summary

Prepares professional landscaping plans and designs for the development, beautification and rehabilitation of ground areas primarily around public buildings, parks or highways which deal with the full range of work with primary emphasis on the advanced aspects of landscape architecture such as originality of design, multiple-use concepts, and erosion control; participates in and provides technical consultation for the development of landscape plans that are contracted out; and performs other related duties as assigned.

The Landscape Architect V positions are typically of 2 general types:

1. The Landscape Architect who is responsible for developing master landscape development plans for its area(s) of concern such as public buildings, State parks, etc., which deal with advanced aspects of landscape architecture such as those that involve multiple-use concepts.

2. The Landscape Architect responsible for defining goals, and developing, clarifying, evaluating and monitoring master landscape plans on a statewide basis for its area(s) of concern. Work is characterized by participating in and providing technical consultation for the development of landscape plans that are contracted out.

Both types of positions above also develop statewide standards, specifications, and work plans/timetables for landscape projects and reviews all design plans for capital improvement and maintenance projects affecting facilities under the jurisdiction of these positions.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Professional License: Applicants must possess a valid license as a professional Landscape Architect (LA) in the State of Hawaii at the time of application.

For further information on obtaining a State of Hawaii Professional Landscape Architect license, please visit the following website:

Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in landscape architecture or a closely related field.

Excess work experience as described under the Specialized Experience below, or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience that provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in the majors described above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

Specialized Experience: Three years of progressively responsible professional landscape architectural work experience involving one or a combination of the following:

A. Originate and develop plans, including the production of detailed plans, specifications and justification, for land and/or water area utilization to meet short- and long-term needs;

B. Coordinate and review plans, including architectural, engineering and landscaping designs, for integrated development and conformance with landscape architectural principles, administrative policy and standards;

C. Plan and program construction, restoration, rehabilitation or expansion phases of landscaping in consonance with multiple-use concept and correlation with natural environment factors; and

D. Develop and maintain standards for landscape architectural procedures, methods and techniques.

Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants for the Landscape Architect V, Type 1 described above, must possess supervisory aptitude. This requirement will be considered to have been met when there is strong affirmative evidence of the necessary supervisory abilities and/or potential.

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Lifting and Carrying: Some positions require the ability to lift and carry loads of varying weights.
The vacancy located in Ewa requires lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 40 pounds unassisted, with or without reasonable accommodation.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.