Job Opportunities: Landscape Design Professional(s)

PLACE is seeking talented Landscape Design professional(s) to lead and support the creative process for a wide variety of projects.

Landscape Architect/3D Rendering Artist (7+ yrs. experience): Position(s) require a degree in landscape architecture, compelling 3D graphic skills, CAD proficiency, and effective project management experience. Strong working experience with 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop, Revit, and Rhino. An excellent eye for composition, lighting, photography, and photorealism with a strong understanding of 3D modeling, scene assembly, video editing and animation. The ideal candidate will possess 7+ years of relevant experience, strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with outstanding dedication to client service. Ability to speak Mandarin or Japanese and interest in traveling and living abroad part time is desirable. Equivalent combinations of credentials and experience will be considered.

Project/Landscape Designer (0 – 2 yrs. & 4 – 7 yrs. experience): Position(s) require a degree in landscape architecture, active design participation, and compelling graphic skills. Experience with Sketch-UP, Rhino, 3DS Max, Revit, Auto CAD, and the Adobe Suite are preferred. The ideal candidate is motivated, with strong communication skills and excels working within a team format. Ability to speak Mandarin or Japanese and interest in traveling and living abroad part time is desirable. Equivalent combinations of credentials and experience will be considered.

International Exchange (2 – 7 yrs. experience): Position(s) for a 3 month to a yearlong sabbatical to contribute and support the creative process at PLACE. Candidates will participate in a wide variety of projects, assisting with design charrettes, model making, graphic rendering, public engagement, and site tours. Positions(s) require collaborative ingenuity and compelling graphic skills. Experience with programs such as AutoCAD, 3DS Max, VRay, Photoshop, Revit, Adobe Suite and Rhino is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and possess strong communication and critical thinking skills over multiple scales.

PLACE is a design studio committed to creative landscape architecture, planning, art and urban design in a collaborative atmosphere– the foundation of our practice. We embrace stewardship of the natural world, advance bold ideas, champion vanguard concepts, and create memorable experiences of a timeless craft. Reflected in our partnerships worldwide is our dedication to design excellence and innovative ecological practices, from intimate landscapes to large scale urban development and master planning efforts. PLACE unequivocally represents a creative culture where a desire for fulfilling our distinctive lifestyles honors lasting relationships.

If interested in applying, please send resume, letter of interest, references, a representative sampling of your design portfolio, location preference, and compensation requirements to:

Subject: PLACE – Careers
735 NW 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

PLACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Opportunity: Landscape Designer/Landscape Architect

Position: Full Time
Experience: 2-5 years min.

Mayer/Reed is a Portland, Oregon-based design studio providing landscape architecture, urban design, visual communications, and product design services for sustainable environments in which people live, work and play. The firm’s work in creating places for human activity explores the social, cultural, ecological and historic contexts that shape these environments.

Mayer/Reed is seeking a landscape designer or recently registered landscape architect to join our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design group. We are looking for a well-rounded individual who has excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to make positive contributions in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Experience and interest in graphics, sustainable design and technology are needed. The position requires design and production capabilities for a variety of public and private development projects. Tasks may include creating illustrative graphics, programming, site analysis, design, product specifications and production of detailed construction drawings.

Candidates must have a bachelor or masters degree in an accredited landscape architecture program and be proficient in AutoCad, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite software. Revit and Rhino experience is strongly encouraged.

Salary is commensurate with the level of experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered. Our studio is in downtown Portland with access to bike and transit routes. Staff enjoys on-site workout, bike and shower facilities, and education and social events. Visit to learn more about our work and office culture.

Submit cover letter, resume, references and portfolio by November 16, 2017 to Mayer/Reed, attn: Jeramie Shane, Principal at

Job Opportunity: Landscape Designer / Landscape Architect

Cameron McCarthy is a thriving 20-member Landscape Architecture and Planning firm with offices located in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. The firm invites entry-level to mid-level landscape designer and landscape architect candidates to apply for positions available in Eugene and Portland.

Applicants should demonstrate strong leadership, communication and graphic skills and appreciate working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with similarly driven colleagues. Applicants should be committed to design excellence and possess a professional Landscape Architecture degree. Proficiency with AutoCAD, the Adobe Suite, and 3D applications is desired for Landscape Architecture candidates. The firm is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit PDF letter of interest, resume and portfolio to:

Job Opportunity: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department – Recreation Trails Planner

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Recreation Trails Planner

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a highly motivated passionate trail planning and design professional. The ideal candidate will join our Salem based team in the execution of planning and design tasks with a focus on recreational and regional trails for Oregon Parks throughout the state. The primary purpose of this position is to work directly with the Planning + Design Manager and OPRD’s field managers to develop trail plans and trail design documents to better serve Oregon’s citizens and visitors. Long range trails plans will provide for the prioritization, funding and development of sustainable recreation trails that improve resource condition, recreation opportunities and visitor experience in our current and future park lands. Along with the State Park comprehensive trail planning efforts, the new trails planner will work on concept plan and construction documents for trail and design projects throughout the state. The position will require excellent graphic, verbal and written communication skills to assist the Planning + Design team in accomplishing the mission of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The mission of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreation sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

Contact: David Stipe
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
725 Summer St NE Suite C
Salem, Oregon 97301


Job Opportunity: Portland Parks & Recreation – Parks and Trails Planner

Parks and Trails Planner

$65,000-$75,587 (with a 10-15% increase pending)

Portland Parks & Recreation

Application Deadline: September 11, 2017 4:30PM

Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) is seeking a skilled planning professional with a background in city, urban or regional planning, landscape architecture, engineering, architecture or closely related field, and a minimum of two years of experience in planning, with a focus on areas such as policy development, master planning, strategic planning, planning and feasibility studies, trail planning alignment studies, trail acquisitions, trail route alternative analysis, and long-range plan development. This position uses general knowledge of environmental planning and supports Bureau efforts to promote inclusion and diversity. Responsibilities include communicating effectively with diverse communities, conducting outreach and implementing community involvement plans, representing the Bureau in city-wide or regional planning efforts, and work collaboratively with other City staff.

This position will work seamlessly with PP&R’s recreation, parks, trails, and natural area field operations staff on park proposals that are received from the public, and can answer questions that arise on land use, park use, and planning issues. The City Planner II may also be involved in assisting in PP&R’s Capital Improvement Plan process, PP&R’s Strategic Plan, historic resources, scenic view corridor preservation, river recreation planning, and preparation of grant applications. Parks planning experience is highly desirable.

Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume. Candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and proficiency in languages besides English are encouraged to apply.


Questions? Contact Tamara Larison at the City of Portland,, 503-823-6821

Job Opportunity: Schirmer Satre Group – Landscape Designer, Eugene Oregon

Position Announcement 8-10-17

Position: Landscape Designer, Eugene Oregon

Experience required: Entry Level to 3 Years Experience

Schirmer Satre Group is a landscape architecture and planning firm seeking a Landscape Designer to work on a variety of projects.

Candidates must be creative, enthusiastic and work effectively within a team. Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized, be able to effectively manage time, be a self-starter and demonstrate advanced graphic skills. Effective knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office is desired. Completion of CAD test will be required as part of the review process.

Compensation is to commensurate with ability.

Email in pdf format maximum of 12 MG file size; resume with minimum of two references and examples of work to: If additional work examples are available please include a dropbox or similar link to pdf format material.

Schirmer Satre Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education requirements: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited program required.

John Schmidt
Schirmer Satre Group

Job Opportunity: Oregon Department of Transportation – Associate in Landscape Architecture – Environmental Program Coordinator 2 (ODOT17-1566oc)

OPENING DATE/TIME: 08/03/17 12:00 AM

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 08/24/17 11:59 PM

SALARY: $4,404.00 – $6,503.00 Monthly

JOB TYPE: Limited Duration

LOCATION: Salem, Oregon

AGENCY: Transportation-Highway


Announcement: ODOT17-1566oc Associate in Landscape Architecture Environmental Program Coordinator 2 Highway Division – Region 2 Tech Center Salem

We are recruiting for a limited duration associate in landscape architecture to join our Region 2 Geo/Hydro/HazMat Unit in Salem. The primary purpose of this position is to perform landscape architecture design for routine to moderately complex roadside development and erosion control projects under the professional supervision and response charge of a registered landscape architect. The associate in landscape architecture works on a wide variety of transportation projects in support of project development, construction, and maintenance operations.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details: Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before June 30, 2019, though the duration can change at any time or could possibly become a permanent position due to business needs. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).


  • Provide design solutions for landscape preservation and enhancement, including roadside development and erosion control for routine to moderately complex transportation projects under the professional supervision of a registered landscape architect.
  • Assist other designers, environmental staff, project managers, and other internal and external staff.
  • Provide expertise in natural resource restoration plan development such as wetland mitigation sites using context sensitive design and knowledge of visual resources.
  • Develop recommended native or non-native plant species lists and planting plans, specifications, and estimates for biological restoration.
  • Propose solutions, analyze and evaluate technical problems that arise during design or construction.
  • Recommend methods, materials, techniques, and processes to resolve problems. • Participate on multidisciplinary teams in developing projects.
  • Design work includes final contract plans, details, specifications, and cost estimates for staff registered landscape architect review and sealing.
  • Develop erosion control plans, specifications, and estimates for new earthwork projects and review plans submitted by contractors and consultants.
  • Assist the supervisor in planning and developing project goals and objectives, budgets, coordinating schedules, and defining the scope of each project.
  • Accompany agency supervisors, engineers, designers, and environmental staff on field trips to identify and evaluate landscape preservation and development concerns and recommend solutions.
  • Review erosion control plans provided by contractors and evaluate and/or propose changes to designs.


Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience and a bachelor’s degree with 30 quarter or 20 semester hours in an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field. Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree.

Special Qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Preferred Attributes:

We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in landscape architecture.
  • Currently registered as an Oregon Landscape Architect in Training or as a registered Oregon Landscape Architect.
  • Two years of experience in roadside development or erosion control on transportation projects or equivalent.
  • Knowledgeable of landscape preservation and development including context sensitive design and visual resources, native and non-native species, and erosion control.
  • Experience working on project teams with other design professionals.
  • Experience developing landscaping plans and specifications under the supervision of a registered landscape architect, including work involving highways and/or roadways.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment with frequent trips for meetings and field work.
  • Occasional overtime, night and weekend work, including some overnight travel required.
  • Field work may include rough terrain, inclement weather, falling rocks, landslides, steep slopes, heights, fast or deep water, hazardous plants and animals, construction sites, work around heavy construction equipment, and/or work in roadways with heavy traffic volumes.
  • Infrequent exposure to emergency situations, media, or hazardous materials.



We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please visit and search for job posting ODOT17-1566oc and follow these steps.

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions.Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran’s Points: 

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, “[Your Last Name] DD214” and your disability letter “[Your Last Name] Disability Letter.” Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 1-800-692-9666. Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans’ preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-7146.
  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

Informational Links:  Oregon Landscape Architect Board.

We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12355 Capitol St NE Salem, OR 97301-3871Fax 503-986-3895ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700 or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1. ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Questions: 1-877-336-6368 (EEO-ODOT) or through Oregon Relay Service at 7-1-1. ODOT is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is our policy not to discriminate against any qualified employment applicant because of a disability.  Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process by contacting the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-877-336-6368 (EEO-ODOT)ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by State or Federal laws.  For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, contact the Employee Civil Rights & Diversity Manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). #LI-DNP