Parks Planner

  • 250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation Planning and Development
  • Salary: $48,609.60 - $57,200.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Hiring Range: $48,611.61 - $57,189.89
Full Salary Range: $48,611.61 - $65,768.17

Under general direction of the Parks Planning Manager, this position will coordinate, direct and manage the implementation and inspection of parks and recreation projects within the Town; will act as the Town representative on parks and recreation projects; will coordinate the master planning and design development process; reviews plats, site plans, landscape plans, irrigation plans, tree surveys, and tree mitigation plans to ensure compliance with the subdivision and zoning ordinance and the Parks Master Plan; will coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies. Will also provide supervision over technical and professional consultants.


  • Reads, reviews, edits, evaluates, and checks plats, site plans, landscape plans, irrigation plans, tree surveys, and tree mitigation plans to ensure compliance with ordinances and regulations; identifies errors and discrepancies, addresses issues, and ensures appropriate changes are made to maintain compliance with the subdivision and zoning ordinance and the Parks Master Plan
  • Coordinates and organizes various assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies to accomplish goals related to parks and planning.
  • Communicates, engages, and conducts meetings with contractors, consultants, and other Town staff; directs work, reviews the preparation of design documents, and facilitates the implementation of plan specifics.
  • Assists Parks Planning Manager with preparing grant proposals, coordinating budgets, and maintaining facility maintenance schedules.
  • Reviews and proofreads reports, grant applications, and various other documents and materials; prepares and creates graphic materials to enhance clarity and accuracy of plans and projects.
  • Performs and schedules routine project inspections during the construction process to ensure all activities are in accordance with plans, specifications, codes, polices, and ordinances; ensures quality control of construction and general park projects.
  • Maintain an archive of submittals, record drawings and close out documents.
  • Reviews and pays applications and invoices; prepares and presents Change of order forms and other documentation.
  • Attends and presents at various public meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • One year of experience working in landscape design, park planning, or other related field.
  • Must pass MVR check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Education :
  • Bachelor's Degree in landscape architecture, planning, engineering, or equivalent experience.

License or Certification :
  • Valid State of Texas Driver's License.
  • Registration as a Landscape Architect or Architect preferred, but not required.

Knowledge of :
  • General construction and parks planning.
  • Town policies and procedures.
  • Designing parks, reviewing plans, and checking specifications.
  • Bidding and grant applications.
  • American National Standards Institute Tree Standards.
  • Plants and Horticulture.
  • Manufacturing Catalogs.

Ability to :
  • Prioritizing and scheduling work assignments and activities.
  • Reviewing plans and checking specifications.
  • Learn new things and communicate effectively.
  • Give technical direction to staff, consultants, and contractors.
  • Read and apply manufacturer standards.
  • Establish cooperative working relationships with staff, departments, and outside agencies.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.
  • Must be able to walk, stand, stretch, bend, twist, stoop, and kneel.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee must have ability to maintain concentration in the midst of interruptions and background noise.

The Town of Prosper, Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with Human Resources and or the Town Manager.

Job Address

250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas 75078 United States View Map