Special Projects and Initiatives Analyst Physical Planning, Development & Operations
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $72,500-$80,500/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Working within the Physical Planning, Development and Operations (PPDO) department, the Special Projects & Initiatives Analyst performs key functions which require analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, research initiatives, program and / or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. As a result, the Special Projects & Initiatives Analyst assists in policy and program planning, development, administration, management and implementation; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services to department administrators and other stakeholders.
Reporting directly to the AVC-PPDO, the Special Projects & Initiatives Analyst performs key functions associated with the development and implementation of special projects and initiatives, analysis and research as related to organizational assessment, performance metrics and process improvement, strategic plan development, monitoring and reporting, and high level analytical and administrative support. As a seasoned, experienced professional, the Special Projects & Initiatives Analyst utilizes their skills associated with analytical practices, policies, and procedures and organizational design to research, analyze and develop solutions which lead to improvements in services offered or managed by the PPDO organization. The Special Projects & Initiatives Analyst is considered a member of the PPDO Leadership Team along with other senior managers in the department.
Physical Planning, Development & Operations manages and oversees all University activities and services related to real estate, physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions. The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes an operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio in excess of $350 million, and employs nearly 300 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus's development and operation.
Knowledge such as that obtained through a Bachelor's degree in business administration or management, public administration, business analytics, or related area OR which may be obtained through equivalent experience and training such as might be achieved through five years of progressively responsible professional work experience.
Knowledge of and ability to apply expertise to a complex organization including organizational and operating structures, internal systems and administrative and operational functions.
Advanced oral communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with others at all levels of the organization including the ability to develop and deliver clear, informative, and persuasive presentations to a diverse audience (internal and external). To include the ability to use consultative, collaborative and facilitation skills to obtain decisions required to move forward.
Advanced written communication skills to effectively and concisely develop reports, policy, procedures, guidelines, handbooks, presentations, and other foundational documents which plan for, guide or report on the operations of the organization. This includes advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat as well as other common software systems used to publish such information.
Advanced analytical skills to research and analyze complex data from a variety of sources to identify problems and investigate such in a manner which leads to sound conclusions and the recommendation of new or revised policies, procedures, or practices. For some assignments, this includes advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Excel as well as other common software systems used to develop and analyze data sets.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09-19-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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