To have the ability to work on diverse and challenging projects of varying scale; and work with multidisciplinary teams who focus on maintenance and events management in existing parks. The selected candidate should be able to translate conceptual design into construction documents on a variety of planning and design efforts.


  • Oversee both in-house and contracted feasibility planning and analysis for CCD-sponsored public space improvements both on sidewalks and in privately or publicly owned public spaces;
  • Execute creative and innovative design concepts and visual presentations that convey the intended vision to non-design professionals;
  • Develop planning studies in support of proposed projects and work with other departments and agencies to formulate and implement plans;
  • Review plans, provisions, ordinances and codes;
  • Conduct field evaluations and observations of existing public patterns as needed;
  • Develop and administer observation studies of public use of CCD parks;
  • Identify, examine and propose solutions to site and planning issues;
  • Write program and performance standards for consultants and contracted architectural firms;
  • Act as liaison between property owners, community groups, developers and government agencies in developing and implementing plans;
  • Prepare and present reports and presentations to internal and external groups, boards and commissions. Develop written reports, meeting summaries, and briefings;
  • Evaluate and develop RFPs, proposals, budgets;
  • Manage scopes of work;
  • Oversee the work of consultants;
  • Manage pedestrian counts both on-street and in public parks;
  • Periodically evaluate the quality, condition and currency of CCD streetscape assets as well as other public furniture and infrastructure through survey work;
  • Perform research, analyses and interpretation for studies and initiatives as needed.

These are the essential functions of the position; other duties may be assigned. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire job related skills and perform other work as required.


  • None


  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or a related field;
  • 5+ years of professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability of conceptualization and implementation of urban planning and design.


  • Understanding of planning and design principles;
  • Proficiency in: AutoCAD, SketchUp, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office Suite (other technical proficiencies a plus);
  • Ability to create graphics, development strategies, and render site plans via sketches and computer graphics highly desirable;
  • Ability to read and interpret ordinances, statutes, plans, plats, maps, blueprints, and similar documents;
  • Thorough understanding of state/local codes and accessibility requirements;
  • Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment;
  • The ability to complete tasks with strong attention to detail;
  • The ability to write RFPs;
  • Knowledge of local firms;
  • Exceptional creative thinking and design skills;
  • Excellent project/task management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple long-term projects and immediate tasks concurrently;
  • Creative problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work well on teams and individually.


  • None.


  • This description of physical and mental activities is not intended to describe essential job functions. Rather, its purpose is to give to the job applicant a feel for the physical and mental activities normally attendant to the job to the end that an applicant with a disability can determine whether he/she will be able to do this job either with or without accommodation.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell, and lift objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • The employee regularly works in a normal office environment;
  • Employee may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings, and may be required to assist in special events;
  • The employee may perform some duties outdoors, which will require local travel.


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Center City District
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fax: 215.922.7672

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