Landscape Architect

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Architecture & Engineering

Position Description / Responsibilities

TDOT Environment Division

Highway Beautification Office

Nashville, TN

Salary:  $58,920 - $63,816





This position provides guidance in determining attractive, sustainable, appropriate and cost effective landscaping along Tennessee roadsides that requires minimal ongoing maintenance and conserves water resources.  The Landscape Architect must be an energetic self-starter that is able to work with multiple TDOT Divisions, facilitating and encouraging forward-thinking, cutting edge programs that promote local and regional partnerships and participation. The position should also promote public, department, and government knowledge of TDOT landscaping and beautification programs, and the economic advantages and environmental benefits of well-landscaped roadsides and right of ways.




Will establish and lead roadside landscape vegetation management team within TDOT to provide guidelines for safety, appropriate planting locations, plant species, invasive exotics, and pollinator support, while coordinating all Department of Transportation landscaping efforts.


Will coordinate, monitor, and direct landscape architecture consultants involved in roadway projects, mitigation and community planting efforts.


Will advise on the interpretation and work schedule of landscape plans for internal and external customers.


Will provide professional landscape design services on a variety of transportation related projects and will review landscape design plans from other consultants and communities.


Will coordinate landscape projects with local governments and serve as a liaison between TDOT and local community partners.


Position will require extensive coordination with TDOT personnel along with other government agencies and the public. This position will involve all levels of state government officials as well as community and local business leaders.


Position will require a candidate that can think strategically to link the Department and various partners on projects across the state. The position is additionally responsible for addressing the public and presenting on the department’s landscape and environmental design efforts.


The ideal candidate should have experience in the areas of plant selection, cost estimates, site plans, construction drawings and specifications, maintenance practices, water quality improvements through planting, historic landscape preservation and restoration, and strong public speaking skills.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited college or university.  Three (3) years of full-time experience in professional landscape architecture work.  Current Certificate of Registration in active status as a professional landscape architect from the State of Tennessee.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé and letter explaining your interest to Delaine Linville, Assistant Chief of Administration, by May 1, 2019.

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