Job Description / Essential Elements:
SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SENIOR FACILITIES PLANNER
Under direction of the Assistant Superintendent Facilities and Governmental Relations/designee, provide specialized leadership in the administration of the District's Facilities and Planning Program; perform specialized tasks conducting a variety of studies and preparing related reports; provide recommendations to District administrators according to projects assigned.
Prepare original and amended applications for construction and renovation projects in the state school building program. E
Provide leadership in identifying new school sites and obtaining approvals from state and local agencies. E
Execute site acquisitions in coordination with acquisition consultants, relocation consultants, appraisers, legal counsel, title companies and property owners or occupants. E
Provide leadership in maintaining locally-formatted reports which portray status, budgets, cash flow, apportionments and obligations for various aspects of District projects. E
Research and respond to inquiries from a broad audience regarding most aspects of the District's School Building Program. E
Research and document information for student generation and enrollment
Assist Business Services and Human Resources staff in preparing annual enrollment projections used for staffing, school capacity, and budgeting. E
Summarize data concerning such areas as school attendance, school boundaries and student enrollment. E
Research, field check and maintain current information on development and land use within the District. E
Communicate with county and city planning departments, County Assessor's Office and other state and local agencies to gather information. E
Prepare periodic special reports for District personnel on school planning. E
Maintain inventory of "lA" diagrams of facilities. E
Prepare and maintain revenue projections and cost analysis for planning, construction, developer fees and other funding plans. E
Prepare maps, notices, public information documents, information pieces and other correspondence. E
Utilize a geographic information system. E
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (CONTINUED)
Respond to and provide leadership in the preparation of notices of exemption, negative declarations and other environmental documents. E
Provide leadership in the preparation of facility master plans, updates and fee justification studies. E
Evaluate and supervise department employees as assigned. E
Attend, participate in, and make presentations at Board, Districtwide and community meetings. E
Provide leadership and supervision in the absence of the Assistant Superintendent. E
Assist in preliminary budget preparation.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Applicable federal, state, county, local planning laws and the Education
Current changes in legislation, court cases or related action.
Applicable NEPA and CEQA statutes, laws, rules and procedures.
State Allocation Board programs and forms.
Escrow procedures and authorizations; appraisal information and
Interpretation of maps, enrollment projections and other environmental
Statistical and research methods as to the collection, analysis and
presentation of data on school student generation and enrollments.
Operation of a computer and assigned software.
Correct English, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Reading and writing communications skills.
Social, cultural, and linguistic diversity of District, city and community.
Make independent decisions regarding planning issues; make judgments
regarding projects, yield factors and other data.
Interpret city and county planning and zoning information and its impact
on the District.
Prepare accurate maps, plans, charts, graphs and tables.
Understand and interpret legal property descriptions, topographic drawings, maps, and field notes.
Read and interpret enrollment projections and other environmental reports. Perform complex professional planning work with a minimum of supervision; meet urgent schedules and time lines.
Utilize geographic information system.
Operate a computer and assigned software.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships
Make simple arithmetic calculations; compute square footage and acreage.
Type at an acceptable rate.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: (CONTINUED)
Work confidentially and with discretion; function within appropriate line¬-staff relationships.
Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance
Perform the essential functions of the job
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field and three years' experience in facilities planning or a related field or three years' experience at a technical level in planning or a closely related activity.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California driver's license.
Personal transportation for job-related travel.
Indoor and outdoor environment.
May be required to drive a vehicle to conduct work.
Hearing and speaking accurately to exchange information and make
Seeing to read a variety of materials and drive a vehicle.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office machines.
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Lifting or moving objects, normally not exceeding twenty (20) pounds.
Accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.