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Physical and Environmental Planning (PEP) within Real Estate develops projects, plans and reports and engages with public agencies, cities and the community, to support the University's physical space and transportation needs.
PEP provides leadership in development and review of physical planning and design of capital project proposals. A framework of physical and academic plans that are regularly updated guide decision-making for campus owned properties and their uses. Much like an Advanced Planning department of a city, PEP's role is to help develop and implement these plans, enhancing and sustaining the distinct character and environs of the UC Berkeley campus as it grows and changes. PEP is the office of record for project design review and environmental approvals and is responsible for campus compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Develops planning infrastructure (staff, organization, process) and capacity towards long-range planning and operations goals established by the AVC; assists the AVC with implementing strategies to ensure effective participation of all levels of campus management in long-range planning and policy development. Manages internal/external feasibility/development studies resulting in recommendations to campus senior leaders to direct to and impact the nature/quality of campus planning, real estate, design, development and construction programs. Ensures expertise/information on existing, proposed and potential capital improvement program funding sources including developing and presenting proposals and requests for funding. Manages and coordinates with internal partners re: required submittals (Regental/UCOP) for funding, approvals. Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews work of planners and other Real Estate Division staff responsible for implementing the approved planning projects under various funding sources based upon their functional specialty. Manages and/or negotiates terms/conditions of complex contract agreements. Establishes standards/benchmarks for the planning function in support of required multidisciplinary expertise for campus planning program. Hires, trains, evaluates professional planners, including establishing performance standards/expectations; coach/counsel staff, and establish core competencies.
Thorough knowledge/skill in comprehensive complex planning operations and management.
Thorough knowledge of architecture, urban design, city planning and/or landscape architecture, including advanced knowledge of design and planning in a large-scale public or institutional setting.
Thorough knowledge of planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, and state/federal legislative processes.
Excellent organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal communication skills, including strong negotiating skills and highly developed political acumen.
Thorough knowledge/skills in human and fiscal resources administration, including strong leadership and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.
Master's or professional degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Licenses or certifications:
Architecture (license), Landscape Architecture (license) or Planning (AICP)
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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