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Landscape Designer Trainee

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking applications for candidates for the position of Landscape Designer Trainee within the Division of Capital Program Management (CPM). Landscape Designer Trainees are assigned a 40 - hour work week. Current starting salary is $49,010 and $51,253 after six months. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 12 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days and 3 administrative days). Standard workweek is Monday through Friday.
The Division of Capital Program Support provides engineering and administrative support to Capital Program Management along with implementing various work programs for the Department. The major function of the division is to help the Department design projects for deliverability. This requires engineering support during all phases of project development - Planning/Concept Development, Preliminary Engineering, Final Design, and during Construction.
Capital Program Support includes four Offices:
• Program Management Office (PMO)
• Design Standards (DS)
• Utility Management (UM)
• Landscape Architecture & Environmental Solutions (BLAES)
This position will work within the Office of Landscape Architecture, which is responsible for integrating proposed transportation projects into the existing landscape while attempting to minimize or mitigate adverse impacts to the roadside environment and community. This design team works on current NJDOT projects which include a wide range of Landscape Architectural involvement such as:
• Highway landscape projects including Soil Erosion & Sediment Control
• Wetland and riparian mitigation projects
• Reforestation
• Urban design projects
• Noise barrier and bridge aesthetics
• Computer generated visualization work
Appointee will participate in site analysis investigations, research of landscape materials including, but not limited to, plants, soils, pavers and streetscape elements, and preparation of landscape plans, details, calculations, cost estimates and specifications. The ideal candidate will possess background or experience in GIS, CADD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite,or other graphics software.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning or Design.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to:
License: Appointee will be required to possess a Driver's License valid in New Jersey.

Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT programs, F1 or H1B work authorization visas. 
Residency: All persons hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of appointment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 - 7 (P.L. 2011, c. 70),also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”
You must apply through the NJDOT website at:
Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:
    • NJ State Application for Employment (Application and instructions can be found at link above)
    • Letter of interest
    • Current resume
    • Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation
NJDOT Employees: Submit a letter of interest and current resume only by closing date to
Proof of Degree: You must provide transcript or evaluation of your UNDERGRADUATE degree.
Foreign Degree Evaluation: If you obtained your undergraduate degree outside of the US, you MUST provide a Foreign Degree Evaluation from a USA recognized evaluation service agency that includes a course - by - course evaluation in order to be deemed eligible. Failure to provide evaluation will result in your application being disqualified.
Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically.
Applicants will be selected for an interview on the basis of their application/resume.
Anticipated Graduation: NJDOT will accept applications from students anticipating graduation in December 2019.
Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.
New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer