Senior Physical Planner Physical Planning and Construction
Job #: 1808129
Full Time; Career $80,000-$90,000/ annually
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves providing strategic and long range planning for the programming, design, development and disposition of properties and facilities, including buildings, infrastructure and landscape projects; research, collect and analyze planning data to develop planning policies and procedures, project planning, design and program guidelines; compliance with environmental planning regulations and architectural design review.
Under the direction of the Director of Campus Planning, the Senior Physical Planner has responsibility for implementing the activities of the Physical & Environmental Planning unit within the Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) department, through the successful completion of tasks and assignments associated with: campus land use, circulation, and infrastructure planning and campus-related community and regional planning. The Senior Planner conducts professional-level planning by reviewing and assisting with the preparation of campus plans and studies, area plans and studies, participating in the revision of campus Long-Range Development Plans, conducting planning research and maintaining planning data, working collaboratively with others to properly obtain entitlements for development, and representing the campus and its interests in its relationships with public jurisdictions, public agencies, and community groups. The incumbent may supervise associate planners, assistant planners, and student assistants the performance of assigned duties.
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 obtaining solutions. Operates with considerable independence in concept planning, project definition and feasibility phases of assigned campus projects.
Physical & Environmental Planning, a unit of Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO), supports the UC Santa Cruz academic vision by managing and overseeing all physical and environmental planning efforts required to successfully support campus development plans, master plans, are plans, and construction projects. Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor- PPDO, Physical & Environmental Planning ensures planning efforts contribute to and support campus life by creating visually pleasing, functional, and sustainable infrastructure and facilities that are sensitive and responsive to the surrounding natural landscape. We collaborate with other campus departments to facilitate and realize programmatic, or operational needs when building or altering facilities.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Advanced knowledge and skills associated with planning principles including land use planning, urban and architectural design, open space preservation, entitlement procedures, and infrastructure and utility development as related to a large-scale public or institutional setting.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.
Advanced skills required to research, analyze, and synthesize data from a variety of sources and generate reports including identifying and analyzing problems and viable solutions.
Advanced communication and negotiation skills, including political acumen, to work successfully across all levels of the University, outside agencies, and with customers.
The position requires fingerprinting and successful completion of a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09-03-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://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 E100, 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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