The University of California, Berkeley
Senior Planner (0488U) #24402
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The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and cultural make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the University of California system. The Physical and Environmental Planning group, part of the Capital Strategies team, on the Berkeley campus has a unique role in influencing growth at the campus. It interacts with academic planning to understand needs for facilities and supporting services. It works with community partners, including students, residents, and business owners at and around campus, to ensure campus projects are informed by existing context and to address concerns around new development and around changes to existing development. It establishes and maintains relationships with the City of Berkeley to align efforts affecting the built environmental of campus neighborhoods(s). This position will lead the development of short and long range campus development plans to support needs from multidisciplinary teams with varied vision. Responsibilities include:
* Providing expertise and assistance to senior management in at least one of the following areas: city and urban planning, design and architecture, landscape design/architecture, transportation planning, land-use planning, environmental planning as it relates to the Berkeley campus
* Working directly with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to students, campus professionals, faculty, UC Office of the President, government entities, residents, and business owners, on entitlement coordination
* Performs high level planning services to the Director of Physical & Environmental Planning, campus leadership, and University-wide administrative officers in complex physical and community planning projects, infrastructure and open space/landscape management; real estate development; transportation planning; facilities planning; environmental planning; and other similar physical planning activities.
* Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range development plans or other campus planning frameworks/processes..
* Attends program and project-related meetings, including meetings with external regional/local public agencies, related to the campus s physical development portfolio. Provides regular updates and communicates information to senior management, peers, and subordinates.
* Serves as technical specialist and provides expertise in campus planning and community planning programs relating to the campus strategic plans, including urban design, landscape design, and transportation..
* Leads and/or participates in the development of new tools and processes to help improve campus physical planning programs, including campus planning data records. Maintains professional expertise through continued exposure and education on best practices and principles in the field.
* Master's degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Planning or other planning related field; or similar degree and practical related experience. OR
* Bachelor s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Planning or other planning related field; or similar degree and 3 to 5 years of work experience in one of the relevant fields
* Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.
* Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen.
* Advanced analytical and project management skills.
* Advanced knowledge of the campus, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.
Comfortable with working in a rapidly changing environment
* Sensitive to different political needs at different stakeholder levels
* A strategic thinker to provide advice on campus plans; and detail oriented to be a technical resource on specific projects
* An excellent verbal and written communicator
* Willing to work independently and in groups to learn aspects of the job responsibilities they have no prior training or experience in.
* A license in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or Planning (AICP) or a LEED AP
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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The University of California, Berkeley
Website : http://www.berkeley.edu
Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.