Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $6666.67-$9166.67/monthly. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Under direction, the Senior Educational Facilities Planner provides planning, programming, project management, and analytical services in the area of campus capital outlay and space management programs. Major duties include development and review of Business Case Analysis (BCA), Project Summaries, Detailed Project Programs (DPP), Project Planning Guides (PPG), Capital Improvement Budgets (CIB), and other associated documents; space utilization analyses; facility inventory; the 10-year Capital Financial Plan (CFP) and UCOP submittals. Responsible for providing technical expertise to general campus on capital planning and space management processes, including interpreting UC policy, writing and interpreting campus policy, and documenting and updating internal processes. Supports the Assistant Director and Director in managing the unit workload for capital improvements with total project cost of $10 million or less including tracking, delegating, and reviewing project planning and approval documents. In addition, provides technical support in the preparation of the space capacity and utilization analysis including preparing and analyzing projections of workload patterns, assessing the effects on program space, and analyzing current and future utilization of classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories, and academic/research offices.
The Senior Educational Facilities Planner uses skills as a seasoned, experienced planning professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies and procedures and full range of planning skills and expertise; resolves a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for analyzing alternatives and recommending solutions. Operates with considerable independence in concept planning, project definition and feasibility phases of major construction projects. Uses advanced planning concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues and provide high level expertise and assistance to senior management on all aspects of city planning, architecture and / or other related fields. Participates in the development of short and long range development plans, and proposes / recommends revisions and / or refinements, including identifying and proposing solutions to potential problem areas.
The Office of Planning and Budget is the principal staff arm of the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor in the areas of academic, capital, enrollment, financial planning, policy analysis, and fiscal administration. In this capacity, it develops and maintains relevant databases, provides analyses of policies and programs, assists in the determination of campus priorities, and in the development of strategies designed to achieve these priorities. Its responsibilities include the campus operating budgets, capital plans and capital budget, admissions targets, enrollment plans, and such special studies and reviews of programs and operations as may be necessary to enable the Chancellor and Campus Provost/Executive Vice
Chancellor to discharge his/her responsibilities in these areas. Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM) is one of the units in Planning and Budget and is responsible for space planning, programming, funding, management and utilization aspects of the campus capital improvement and space management programs.
Please note: This position is being filled at either the Planning Specialist 3 or Planning Specialist 4 level. Interested applicants are encouraged to reference and apply to both positions - job number1707636 (Planning Specialist 3) and 1707635 (Planning Specialist 4).
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in education, business administration, project construction administration, architecture, accounting, city planning, or facilities planning.
Advanced knowledge / skills in city planning, architecture, landscaping, accounting, business management, or other planning-related fields.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen. Advanced editing skills to review documents prior to submittal to upper management and external approvals such as the UC Office of the President, the UC Regents, and State agencies.
Advanced analytical, project management skills and problem-solving skills sufficient to identify needs, conduct research, and develop innovative alternatives, proposals, and solutions. Demonstrated advanced experience and skill in using analysis to draw systematic and rational conclusions from data.
Advanced negotiating skills with the ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of people and positions throughout the organizational hierarchy. Capable of coordinating efforts and collaborate with a variety of individuals having conflicting agendas. Political acumen and experience working cooperatively with divergent interest groups and with persons at various levels in an organization.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 01-03-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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