The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner (Senior Facilities Analyst) for the Facilities Services office.
Senior Planner (Senior Facilities Analyst) in the Planning Unit is a high-level, facilities planner position. This position provides services statewide to all courts (Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and Superior Courts) as well as to the Judicial Council. This position is responsible for preparing budget packages for funding requests for capital-outlay projects; preparing space programs, cost estimates and design packages for new leased space and facility modifications of existing space; assisting courts in analyzing current use of space to maximize use for changing functional needs; management of special planning studies; staffing support to the Judicial Council’s Trial Court Facility Modification Advisory Committee (TCFMAC) and the Court Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) and its subcommittees; management and oversight of reports to the Judicial Council and Legislature as submitted by Facilities Services and management and oversight of all special reports produced for the Council and other agencies.
The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in downtown San Francisco.
The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco office.
Capital-Outlay Funding Requests
Prepares Capital-Outlay Funding Requests including Project Feasibility Reports and Capital-Outlay Budget Change Proposals (COBCPs).
Leads efforts to coordinate local court and internal Judicial Council collaboration on defining all aspects of each project, including size, scope, schedule, and cost.
Responds to oral and written questions from the Department of Finance (DOF) and Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) on funding requests.
Capital Project Support
Reviews work and monitors consultants in the preparation of court facilities programming documents as part of the capital project design team.
Reviews documentation supporting capital projects through pre-design, preliminary design, and working drawings phases to ensure the courts functional requirements are met including mechanical, electrical, structural, plumbing, energy and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Provides liaison and coordination between the design architect and courts building committees and staff.
Reviews and recommends action on schematic design, design development, and construction documents to insure compliance with the programs and the policies of the Judicial Branch.
Participates in planning and design sessions with the design team and court, beginning at pre-design phase through design development phase.
Support for Non-capital Projects
Planning for leases, renovations, and modular buildings for court expansion projects, including court-funded projects.
Confirms needs for additional space—that may be building-specific, address regional needs, or for an entire court—developing the space program, concept drawings, project schedule, and project cost estimate.
Prepare and Review Reports and Documents for the Judicial Council, State Legislature, and Other Decision-making Bodies
Draft reports to the Judicial Council on behalf of its TCFMAC or CFAC or Judicial Council Facilities Services; draft TCFMAC and CFAC Annual Agendas and other committee documents (e.g., memos and reports) for approval by the Judicial Council’s Executive and Planning (E&P) Committee.
Conduct surveys for court and public comments on recommended facilities policies, standards, or actions on projects.
Facilitate all internal (Judicial Council and facilities committees) and external (courts and justice-related agencies) reviews so that report submission milestones are met.
Suggest recommendations on courthouse capital projects as well as planning policies, principles, and standards for inclusion in reports to decision-making bodies.
Serve as Support Staff to the Judicial Council's TCFMAC and CFAC/its Subcommittees
Plan meetings and arrangements, including but not limited to setting agendas and locations and working with administrative staff who poll members, set up rooms, order food, arrange audio/visual support, and facilitate committee member lodging and transportation needs.
Present policy and/or project information before the TCFMAC or CFAC/its subcommittees for action and/or informational purposes.
Prepare or review official meeting minutes.
Post meeting materials per required public posting dates on Judicial Council website.
Prepare meeting materials and presentations for review by committee members, Judicial Council staff, courts, justice partners, and the public.
Update the Judicial Branch's Five-Year Infrastructure Plan (five-year plan) and Trial Court Capital-Outlay Plan (TCCOP).
Revise and/or update language, data, or cost figures within the five-year plan or TCCOP.
Finalize five-year plan for submission to the DOF and for online posting for public view on the Judicial Council’s Facilities public web page (www.courts.ca.gov).
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Attend and participate in staff and committee meetings. Attend training as deemed appropriate for the work assigned. Other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of professional, exempt-level experience in providing analytical and technical support to facilities management. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field, such as architecture, urban planning, engineering, or construction management, may be substituted for one of the years of required experience.
Two years as a Facilities Analyst, in the assigned field, with the Judicial Council of California or two years of experience performing the duties of a class comparable in the level of responsibility to that of Facilities Analyst in a California Superior Court or California state-level government entity.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Valid driver’s license, as assigned.
Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on April 28, 2019. This position requires the submission of our official application (fully completed) and a resume.
The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf 415-865-4272.
PAYMENT & BENEFITS
$6,524 - $9,786 per month
Some highlights of our benefits package include:
Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
13 paid holidays per calendar year
Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
1 personal holiday per year
$130 transit pass subsidy per month
CalPERS Retirement Plan
401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
Employee Assistance Program
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, please provide a response to the following questions:
Do you have a valid/current driving license?
Internal Number: JO#4890
About Judicial Council of California
The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) implements the council’s policies.