Campus Planner

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Campus Planner

Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II
Department Name: Campus Planning
Job Number: MB2021-PD2693
Status: Open Until FilledApply today! Application screening begins: Monday. May 3, 2021.
Priority Screening Date: 05/02/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply today! Application screening begins: Monday. May 3, 2021.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Under the general supervision of Interim Director of Planning, the Campus Planner will apply the best in planning, environmental and sustainability policies, and project management practices to further transform CSU Monterey Bay into a vibrant and inclusive campus for all.

The Planner will support and manage capital project development from program conception to construction completion and can apply green building certification system (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and/or Living Community Challenge) requirements during the planning phases of all projects. The Planner coordinates the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents and can help the campus meet its sustainability commitments through planning and physical project development. The Planner also has the analytical skills to create, collect and analyze data to support the creation of campus-wide plans, process permits, create reports and provide information for decision making efforts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Project Planning: Independently manages individual capital project scope development and schematic design projects by working closely with planning staff and stakeholders, including managing consultants producing technical studies. Ensures projects are designed to the highest sustainability standards available and are consistent with all campus plans, design standards, environmental requirements, sustainability commitments and has been reviewed by campus technical experts. This includes the preparation of Requests for Proposals and Qualifications from consultants; guidance for the work of consulting firms, the timely filing of environmental documentation with Chancellor's Office staff and appropriate agencies. Participates in the development of the multi-year capital outlay plan.
  • Environmental Planning: Coordinates the preparation and review of environmental documents, habitat surveys, restoration efforts, plans and requirements that protect special status species and enhance the campus' natural environment. Selects and manages the work of consulting firms. Participates in campus-wide habitat conservation efforts.
  • Permitting, Data Collection and Reporting: Responsible for reporting related to Campus Master Plan CEQA Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program, storm water, munitions cleanup efforts and property utilization. Supports Geographic Information Systems data collection and analysis. Creates, processes and tracks internal and external permits.
  • Plans/Studies & Regional Planning: Coordinates preparation of plans and studies, including Master Plan updates, which also involves the preparation of related environmental documents and ensures planning consistency with sustainability goals. Coordinates and prepares responses to planning issues with surrounding communities and local agencies on General Plans, community planning, county and regional planning activities. Attends and facilitates agency, professional and citizen meetings to achieve problem solving, some of the meetings may be in the evening/weekends.

  • Other Functions:
    Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Thorough knowledge: of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations. Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management. Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.

    Skills: Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups. Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

    Ability to: take initiative and work independently to determine effective approaches to projects and priorities; organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved; apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations; understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions; effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus; apply extensive expertise to the complexity of maintaining effective university-community partnerships in both face-to-face and online contexts; work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

    Specialized Skills:
    Ability to analyze data and make accurate projections using business mathematics and basic statistical techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of research, writing, administration and presenting reports. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain excellent and effective working relationships within and outside the work group, and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit; representing the University at a variety of local and regional organizations and agency functions on transportation related issues. Ingenuity in determining methods to achieve programmatic goals and develop and implement program policies required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, engineering, or closely related discipline with three years’ experience on a facilities planning, design, or maintenance team; or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in Urban and Regional Planning or Facilities Planning. Five years of progressively responsible experience in planning and/or facilities maintenance. Knowledge and experience with various computer software, including Geographic Information Systems and AutoCAD. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional credentials. Experience with California environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

    Experience with Independent performance of varied or specialized administrative and analytical duties and/or service as a program administrator. Work is reviewed against goals and involves independently planning and performing research and participating in the development, alteration, implementation, and evaluation of the organizational unit’s and/or program’s policies and procedures. Experience working in coordination with individuals at all levels within the organization. As needed, acts as a representative to outside entities.

    Special Conditions of Employment:
    • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
    • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
    • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
    • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access
    • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
    • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


    Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.

    There are components of this job which are deemed essential on campus. This position will primarily work on the main campus, with occasional work from home. This position requires working on campus with students. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be required and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. All community members who work or attend class on campus should expect to participate in a random or periodic testing system. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available.

    Compensation and Benefits:
    • Type of Appointment: Full-Time, Probationary
    • Collective Bargaining Unit: R09 - Technical and Support Services (CSUEU)
    • Anticipated Campus Hiring Salary: Low to mid $6,000’s/month
    • CSU Salary Range
    • FLSA Status: Exempt

    CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For more information, visit: CSU Benefits R09. Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, visit

    For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

    CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


    CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

    CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


    CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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