Job Description

Job Summary

Clark County is looking for an experienced Park and Trails Planner III. This position is located within the Public Works Department, Parks and Lands Division.  If you are passionate about parks, trails and open space planning, development and stewardship this is a great professional opportunity.  You will be working on projects throughout the county in a park system that is truly unique.  Clark County Parks provide diverse recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike.  The park system includes both urban parks, regional recreation focused facilities and more traditional natural resource-based parks in natural areas and along shorelines.



Education and Experience:


Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in planning, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture or a related field; AND two (2) years experience in a planning position comparable to a Planner II.


Knowledge of:


Public agency and parks or public works system planning, operations and financing; organizational and management practices as applied to the development of park and trails system plans and projects; capital program planning, scheduling, and monitoring; grants and contract administration; methods and procedures of finance including grants accounting; application and interpretation of county, state and federal laws and regulation relevant to park and trails capital planning and programs; stay current on trends and practices within park and trails system planning and development.


Examples of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:


Plans, develops and executes work programs, objectives, strategies and budgets for assigned programs and or projects where success or failure can affect general County activities, public concern, or the work of other Park and Trail Planners within and outside the Department.


Interprets, applies, and thoroughly understands planning principles and practices, County code and state laws,  and the public outreach process.  Utilizes this knowledge within area(s) of expertise and provides highly technical advice and assistance to subordinates, other sections, County officials and staff.


Possesses, applies, and thoroughly understands design skills within park and trail planning and development to provide highly technical advice and assistance to subordinates, team members, project partners, County officials and staff.


Manages major project(s) with broad public impact or  highly controversial with the public/outside agencies or manages multiple projects that require a high level of proficiency within park and trail planning and development.  Projects managed may or may not require management of grants.


For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Salary Grade: Local 307.117 $37.94 – $46.16- per hour

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