1498FT Position - Oakland - Univ. of California - Senior/Principal Educational Facility Planner
- Apr 10, 2005
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University of California Office of the President
Senior/Principal Educational Facility Planner - Oakland - 2301-05
SALARY: Senior Educational Facilities Planner $54,600 - $76,400 (Midpoint of Range)
Principal Educational Facilities Planner $60,000 - $83,900 (Midpoint of Range)
CLOSE DATE: Deadline Extended Until April 21, 2005
ABOUT: The State Capital Program Development unit is part of the Budget Office of the UC system’s
central Office of the President. It is responsible for coordination of the University’s
state-funded capital budget process, working with the capital planning and design/construction
offices of the 10 UC campuses to address the University’s need for new and upgraded facilities.
The unit recommends fund allocations, develops the Universitywide 5-year state capital program and
annual Regents capital
budget request, advises and evaluates campus project proposals, and assists in preparation of
supporting argumentation/documentation. It is responsible for submittal of project funding
requests to the state and their defense during review, and for subsequent state plan approval and
fund release actions. The University is half-way through a major growth period, funding resources
are limited, and state funding support is critical. The unit is a small (7-person) issues-oriented
group ensuring that state funded projects not only meet University and state objectives but are
the most cost-effective solution to high-priority needs.
One position is open for recruitment, at either the Senior or Principal level dependent upon
At the Senior Educational Facilities Planner level, the incumbent serves as analyst and writer,
working closely with the Director or a Principal Planner in development of the University’s
capital program and Regents budget, evaluation of campus proposals, early identification and
resolution of problems, and preparation of responses to issues raised during review by the State
Department of Finance or Legislature. The incumbent will work with campus planning staff to
collect information, do analyses, solve problems, and ensure the effectiveness of proposals and
At the Principal Educational Facilities Planner level, the incumbent works under general
direction, providing technical advice to and consulting with campus, University and State staff in
the development, analysis and review of programs and projects. The Principal Educational
Facilities Planner is responsible for evaluating the feasibility and issues of State funding
proposals and recommending effective strategies to ensure their success. The incumbent also
researches and develops recommendations concerning issues of allocations, standards, and
procedures for the State-funded capital program and works with campus and State staff in their
Senior Educational Facilities Planner background and experience requirements:
• College degree, desirably in architecture, planning, or related field
pertinent to building planning. One or more years of practical work
experience involving extensive analysis, writing, and problem solving,
desirably facilities-related and with a public agency. Or a combination of
education and work experience equivalent to above.
• Experience and skill in proposal writing, report evaluation, editing,
preparation of complex documents is essential to position.
Principal Educational Facilities Planner background and experience
• Education and Experience: College degree in architecture, planning, or
field pertinent to building project planning. Three or more years of
practical work experience including facilities planning and project
involving extensive analysis and writing. Experience working in a
university or public agency desirable. Or a combination of education and
work experience equivalent to above.
• Experience and skill writing and evaluating proposals, editing, and
preparation of complex documents is essential to this position.
• Experience developing oral and written presentations.
Other requirements (both levels):
• Analytical skills: Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to identify
critical issues; ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information,
and to integrate and use it to define and test alternatives; and ability to
develop and justify effective recommendations. Requires insightful and
creative skill in reasoning and logic, and in quantitative analysis.
• Problem-solving/Collaboration skills: Demonstrated ability to identify
and evaluate alternative solutions to problems or limitations, and work
with others constructively to arrive at decisions and support
• Attention to Detail: Excellent attention to detail.
• Written Communications skills: Excellent written communications skills
as demonstrated by the ability to prepare and/or edit complex reports
involving logical and quantitative analysis, so that they are clearly
understandable by both technical and lay readers and effectively advance
and justify a specific proposal or set of recommendations.
• Oral Communications skills: Excellent oral communications skills that
demonstrate a professional demeanor and
ability to interact with others leading to the constructive resolution of
conflicting views and a successful outcome.
• Networking skills: Excellent interpersonal and networking skills as
demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently
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