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Classified Staff Job Description

Job Code: 050130
Title: Campus Planner
Pay Grade: 52
Pay Range

Purpose of Classification:
Researches, develops, and prepares preliminary and final plans for short and long range campus planning projects. Assists in the research and development of plans by gathering information and presenting to clients for input. Performs various aspects of campus planning including area plans, land use studies, campus zoning, impact analysis, transportation, public/private development, and demographic and economic studies. Conducts site analyses, reviews and processes campus plan change requests, and participates in preparing presentation materials.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Example of Duties:
  • Gathers and analyzes data, develops preliminary design concept on proposed projects and prepares technical reports and materials for presentation.
  • Interprets planning concepts and provides technical recommendations regarding the development and implementation of planning elements and projects.
  • Analyzes development impacts, transportation, and campus district planning needs, and participates in the development of short and long range plans and programs for University campus improvement and development.
  • Produces detailed plans for key sub-areas of the campus community, area specific or precinct plans, activity center plans, capital facilities and other campus plans.
  • Prepares and presents written and oral reports at public forums in conjunction with supervisor.
  • Coordinates campus planning/design and program analyses.
  • Coordinates mapping, siting, and conceptual design activities in conjunction with preparation of University area specific and long range development plans.
  • Participates in planning meetings, workshops, design charrettes, and plan review sessions.
  • Produces graphics and maps for campus sub-area plans, presentations, and a variety of informational handouts, often in a university administration support capacity.
  • Develops pre-schematic architectural and site plans for proposed facilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of campus planning in specific areas, such as development impact analysis (e.g., "visual impact"), transportation, land use and control and functional or district planning.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning in general areas, such as land use suitability, site analysis and urban design.
  • Knowledge of planning and administration, and current developments in campus planning (e.g., defensible space" design) including social and environmental considerations.
  • Skill in the research, analysis and development of plans and the preparation of technical reports and presentations.
  • Skill in planning and coordinating work activities.
  • Skill in interpreting and utilizing current information pertaining to work assignments.
  • Skill in operating computer terminals and utilizing planning and design related software packages.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture or related field; AND two years planning and/or design experience; OR,
    • Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture or Landscape Architecture or related field; AND four years planning and/or design experience; OR,
    • Eight years of planning and/or design experience; OR,
    • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


    Revised: 07/01/2007

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