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CIP Program Manager #2301-255100-01

Internal to City staff only

Date Opened
Friday, January 27, 2023 1:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, February 17, 2023 11:59 PM
General Services
  • $80,600 - $100,400
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment.  The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money.  General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, real estate services, landscape management, and other support services.  


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.




This position is in the General Services Department, Landscape Management Division.

This position is responsible for seamless interactions and communications between the City of Charlotte’s Community Investment Plan (CIP) Projects and Landscape Management. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • To review capital project plan sets and analyze the effects of those designs on the existing tree canopy, with the goal to protect the canopy during and after project construction. 
  • To develop, working with other City and consulting partners, functional and aesthetically pleasing landscape areas using City approved Land Development Standards.  
  • To design and install landscapes that are creative and sustainable, using the most appropriate plant material and best management/industry standards for installation. 
  • Provide expert technical advice, information, and consultation to consultants, contractors, engineers, other City officials, and the public regarding applicable procedures, regulations, and standards. 
  • Establish design section work plans, goals and objectives
  • Supervise and provide direction and guidance to supporting staff
  • Oversee the allocation of the project budgets and resources, monitor project progression and evaluate project performance  
  • Lead coordination and communication with CIP projects involving Landscape Management with other City divisions and departments, project consultants, North Carolina DOT and the Green Industry
  • Maintains and reinforces positive relationships with the Green Industry; statewide, nationally and internationally.
  • Insures the preparation and maintenance of reports and records on CIP project through electronic files.  Including CAD files, photos, tree assessments, documentations, and project communications.
  • Coordinates training and informational activities with Landscape Management, other divisions, departments and outside agencies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of horticulture, arboriculture and turf grass management appropriate for Charlotte
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in/with all types of landscape operations
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used in the landscape industry.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, develop goals and meet deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Effective supervisory, management, and training skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, soil test results, or other technical reports.
  • Experience managing contracts/contractors, 
  • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and experience and overview of CAD

Preferred Qualification

  • Landscape planning and design experience demonstrating responsibility in Municipal Capital Improvement projects 
  • Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in Program Administration with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teamwork efforts
  • NC Landscape Contractor License 
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
  • North Carolina Pesticide License

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Landscape Architecture, and a minimum of five years of experience, or a related 4-year degree and 7 years of experience.  Requires International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification


  • $80,600 - $100,400 Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not successfully pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded. 

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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