City Of Wentzville

Wentzville , MO
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Park Planner/CIP Project Manager

City Of Wentzville
Wentzville, MO Full-time
Posted on January 6, 2020

Salary:            $53,290.00 - $63,586.00 Annually


Job Type:       Full-time



Adventurers wanted! The City of Wentzville is seeking a Park Planner/CIP Project Manager. The City was recently named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2019 Top Workplaces list. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including how employees feel about pay, benefits, managers and leadership – just to name a few. The City of Wentzville was the only municipal government to be honored this year. The City offers excellent benefits including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement pension, 12 holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation time, sick time, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, a free recreation center membership and much more!
Current employees note that working for the City of Wentzville offers great opportunity for growth.  The people are truly amazing, the benefits speak for themselves and there's always room for advancement.
Are you ready for an adventure? Complete an application for the opportunity to join our team!
Under general direction, manages, administers, and coordinates various planning and construction projects related to planning, acquisition and development of parks, open space, recreational facilities and trails, while ensuring conformance with applicable city, state, and federal standards. The position manages assigned Capital Improvement Projects by completing cost estimations; providing design services; reviewing and approving expenditures/designs; coordinating permitting processes; works with departments and authorities having jurisdiction; reviews project progress; monitors contractors and project amendments; and coordinates communication with involved parties.

Essential & Ancillary Job Duties:

Essential Job Duties

  • Plans, monitors, inspects, manages and reports on park, park facility and open space projects for the City.
  • Coordinates park, park facility and open space projects with other City departments and government agencies as required.
  • Coordinates and/or provides design and planning services for park capital improvement projects to include general and conceptual plans.
  • Prepares estimates of quantities and costs for construction of park and recreation projects and CIP budgets.
  • Prepares contracts, requests for proposals and bid documents for design and specialty consultants, contractors and material suppliers.
  • Analyzes applicable construction bids, negotiates with contractors as appropriate and recommends contractor for selection consideration.
  • Administer project construction to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications, applicable local, state and federal laws and project budget.
  • Monitors construction work in progress; reviews change orders, reports, schedules, plans, specifications, estimates and payment requests and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Checks designs, specifications and construction plans for park, trails and facility projects and makes recommendations for change as needed.
  • Prepares irrigation, planting, construction, grading and demolition plans relating to park projects.
  • Verify accuracy of product and service invoices and project accounting.
  • Inspects parks, recreational facilities and recreational equipment and recommends needed repairs and upgrades.
  • Conducts final work inspections with City staff, contractors, architects and/or engineers.
  • Updates park inventories and master plans, performs analyses and studies and prepares comprehensive reports.
  • Responds to public inquiries and investigates complaints related to parks, open spaces and trails.
  • Supervises staff as applicable.

Ancillary Job Duties

  • Coordinate the public involvement process and represent the Department at various meetings, hearings and on planning committees. Prepare and deliver presentations that include charts, graphics, written materials and oral presentations; provide information to the public, committees and media.
  • Acts as the Parks and Recreation Director's liaison to City's Planning Department for matters relating to the planning areas.
  • Responds to emergency operation and on-call situations.
  • Prepares grant applications for park development projects.
  • May perform elements of GIS mapping as required. May collect, record, retrieve, manipulate, and summarize GIS information for planning reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications & Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Job Qualifications – Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire.  An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.

  • Bachelor's Degree in construction management, business administration, public administration, landscape architecture or a closely related field required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in project planning and construction project management or substantially similar position in the public sector, including two years of experience in the coordination of park projects or capital project management and some experience in planning and designing park and recreational facilities required.
  • Proficiency in use of basic business software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, presentations) or other project scheduling application to create and monitor project schedules required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Knowledge of engineering, architectural and landscape architectural design and construction principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials and techniques utilized in park, open space and trail projects.
  • Knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations as they relate to area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of contract administration.
  • Must have working knowledge of current versions of AutoCAD and Adobe design (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design).
  • Basic knowledge of ArcView GIS is desired.
  • Ability to repair irrigation, planting, construction, grading and demolition plans relating to park, open space and trail projects. Ability to physically inspect work and construction sites.
  • Ability to work independently, use good judgment and make sound decisions in accordance with established procedures and policies.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Effectively organize and concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential job duty.

Work Environment & Physical Abilities:

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the duties of this job.

  • Indoor and outdoor work environment.
  • Occasionally exposed to inclement weather conditions, including heat and cold.

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

  • The incumbent sits, stands, walks/hikes, kneels, reaches, bends and grasps, lifts, carries, pushes, pulls and drags equipment and supplies. 
  • The employee must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds.
  • When in the field or on-site the incumbent walks and stands on slippery and uneven surfaces, utilizes recreational equipment, climbs steps, inclines and playground equipment, crouches, twists and crawls and may be exposed to electrical and mechanical hazards and dust.
  • Must be able to speak and hear clearly.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement in order to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Must have clarity of vision and the ability to adjust focus.




1001 Schroeder Creek Blvd
Wentzville, Missouri, 63385