Salary: $68,027.00 – $91,501.00 Annually
Location: King County – Seattle – Other, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 23DOT-NWR-11354
Closing: 4/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Landscape Project Lead (TPS3) to provide expertise and services for environmental and construction restoration to ensure all impacts comply with environmental permit obligations and WSDOT policies. This position supports WSDOT’s strategic plan through wise asset management of roadsides, delivering right-sized projects, supporting multi-modal transportation options, improving environmental conditions, and creating livable communities that meet and exceed public expectations.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within these roles, the Landscape Project Lead will:

  • Perform QA/QC reviews for landscape architectural design, focusing on adaptive management and strategies in maintenance including access, safety, costs, and scheduling.
  • Provide landscape architecture functional analysis, contract plans, specifications, and estimates using MicroStation and other supporting computer software. 
  • Evaluate, guide, and oversee work by consultants, design-build contractors, citizens, civic organizations, and other governmental agencies for adherence to contracts and WSDOT policies. 
  • Review landscape construction plans, specifications, estimates, and answer questions regarding tree replacement and the Roadside Policy Manual. 
  • Provide field analysis and landscape architecture guidance to construction offices. 
  • Analyze adaptive management solutions and long-term management strategies for constructed sites. 
  • Schedule, track and direct the work of maintenance crews in implementation efforts for the plant establishment phase of the project.
  • Lead and supervise a team of landscape designers to meet assigned project deadlines. 
  • Prepare performance management plans and individual development plans.

To be considered for these opportunities, the following are required:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in the study of Landscape Architecture
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in Landscape Architecture.
  • Two (2) years of experience producing drafting products in AutoCAD or MicroStation.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience working collaboratively and managing staff. 
  • Sufficient knowledge and skill with math to calculate areas of irregular shapes, volumes, and quantities of materials, determine labor requirements and costs, and track budgets.
  • A high-level of awareness and attention to safety.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to operate a state vehicle to and from construction sites.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Certified in Site Erosion and Sediment Control 
  • Experience in construction contract administration
  • Experience with native plant material and environmental restoration

Important Notes 

  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
  • Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.  
  • In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code. 
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit 


  • Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.  
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information. 

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 

Please click the “APPLY” button – Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.
*WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-11354 in the subject line.

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