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Park Planning Intern - City of Sammamish ( Job # 19-0017)

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Minimum Salary: $20.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $25.00 per hour
Employment Type: Internship
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Thursday, March 21, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



Provides support to the Park Planning Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Applicant will work in a team setting under the supervision of the Parks Project Managers or as assigned. The ideal candidate will have a broad interest in municipal government and park planning and have experience using Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS.

This position is designed to provide hands-on work experience for college students and/or recent college graduates in landscape architecture programs.


Works under the general supervision of Parks Project Manager.



  • Provide project support for the planning, design, and construction of parks capital development projects.

  • Provide graphic support using Adobe Creative Cloud software and hand rendering techniques.

  • Provide support in the development and advertisement of public outreach materials

  • Provide support in the preparation of a variety of permit and environmental review documents such as SEPA checklists and technical reports, as required by regulatory agencies.

  • Assist with property research through ArcGIS software.

  • Assist with production and procurement of park rule, entry map, and interpretive signs.

  • Provide support in the development and review of construction documents and specifications. 

  • Provide drafting support in the preparation of standardized construction details using AutoCAD.

  • Provide project administration support to comply with construction plans and specifications; applicable local, state and federal laws; and adherence to the project budget.

  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as instructed.

  • Prepare written materials to include in reports as needed for assigned tasks.

  • Provide quality customer service.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • The fundamentals of landscape architecture including but not limited to park/facility planning, design, and construction.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software and AutoCAD.  

  • ArcGIS software.

  • Grading and drainage, layout, site details, planting and irrigation.

  • Parks and natural resource planning, including natural systems and best management practices.

  • Technical specifications and construction documents.

Skill in:  

  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor workload and individual tasks according to priorities, established schedules and deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with City employees, consultants, and the general public.

  • Ability to handle multiple requests for assistance in an organized manner.

  • Ability to review construction documents; environmental studies; other studies; and, related materials for accuracy, best practices and appropriateness for the development project, and compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations. 


Enrolled in college/university with junior standing or above. Recent graduates (graduated in the last two years) may also be considered for this internship. Prefer course work or pursuit of a degree in landscape architecture or a related field. Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license. Must be able to pass a thorough background check.


This is a temporary full-time position that is funded for up to four-months from the date of hire. Hours vary on an “as-needed” basis and may include split shifts, weekends, evenings, and/or holidays. Extended work days and/or overtime may be required.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to drive a City vehicle.


Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Due to the nature of the organization and the "on-site" supervisory and inspection duties performed, sometime may be spent out-of-doors. This may include but is not limited to: exposure to traffic, noise and inclement weather, climbing/hiking through creeks, vegetation and across terrain, crouching, kneeling, walking over rough and uneven surfaces.

During occasional emergency situations, the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather and working conditions.


Good driving record and possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license is required. Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment with the City of Sammamish. Completed City of Sammamish application is required.


Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Human Resources at (425) 295-0503


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change over time.



Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075