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University Planner I


Under supervision of a Senior Planner, coordinate, analyze, and assist with the development of planning models for each academic, auxiliary and support functions that conforms to the campus master plan. Assist with producing the annual capital budget, inclusive of facilities, landscape, renewal and infrastructure and updates the Comprehensive Master Plan.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Develops and produces feasibility plans working directly with faculty, staff, and students, on space and facility issues from a strategic context.
  • Coordinates collection and analysis of benchmarking, technology trends, academic trends, research trending, and space/staff/student projections to establish quantitative based projections for facility and capital projections.
  • Assists in developing capital budgets from data gathered though strategic planning, master development planning, facility assessment, and input from senior University representatives; prepares recommendations for capital development and improvement projects.
  • Develops and produces feasibility studies, identifying planning and project goals and objectives, critical physical and environmental constrains, space utilization and conditions, and establishes and monitors milestones and project deliverables.
  • Collaborates with the Space Manager to collect, analyze the efficiency and utilization of existing space allocations, and identify options for meeting space needs.
  • Consults with DCP professional staff to identify project costs and schedules.
  • Participates in campus master planning studies and facility sighting actions.
  • Consults with professional facilities staff in Physical Plant, Transportation Parking Services, and Information Technology to identify infrastructure implications of options and costs of system upgrades or renovations needed.
  • Coordinates transition of implementation responsibilities to project managers in DCP.
  • Maintains working relationships with peers internally and at other institutions and national organizations to promote information sharing and facilitate benchmarking of campus and space requirements.
  • Conducts special studies and participates in various internal and external committees and working groups concerned with the campus’ physical development plans.
  • May provide functional direction to consultants and lower level technicians on assigned work.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in urban planning, regional planning, urban design, public administration, or a closely related field and one year of relevant professional experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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