Facilities & Construction Planner (#EC2201)
$43.39-$52.75 Hourly / $7,520.93-$9,143.33 Monthly / $90,251.20-$109,720.00 Yearly


Under administrative direction, plans, analyzes and coordinates funding and construction of capital projects and related assignments in the County Administrator's Office to meet County capital project and construction requirements; provides policy recommendations to senior County officials related to capital project planning, project management, and construction; and performs related work as required.


An incumbent in this exempt class performs administrative oversight of County capital projects for the County Administrator's Office, including responsibility for financial planning, coordination, project management, monitoring construction management, and forecasting of County departmental space and facility needs. This class is exempt from Civil Service.


  • Effectively controls the contract administration and project management of capital building programs, modifications or maintenance projects; serves as construction project manager.
  • Conducts research on state and federal grant opportunities and other revenue sources for capital project funding.
  • Analyzes priorities and makes recommendations regarding priorities related to capital improvements, alterations, forecasting space allocations, and new projects; reviews and approved reports and designs to ensure adequacy and compliance with project program and constructability.
  • Secures the approval of designs and construction documents by the appropriate agencies.
  • Represents the County in relations with department officials, cities, state, and other agencies on capital projects; consults with County department heads and staff in achieving objectives; evaluates project requests, design concepts and existing facilities to ensure they meet County needs; works with local, state, federal, and non-governmental individuals and groups relative to County capital projects; may represent a department or the County to other agencies or community groups; prepares and presents information or reports in a public forum or hearings.
  • Coordinates design teams, implementation teams, contractors, engineers, estimators, and inspectors; may provide direction and supervision to others in the completion of assignments.
  • Conducts studies of existing and proposed buildings and alterations; makes estimate of costs for projects; advises on project feasibility; prepares reports and recommendations on findings.
  • May administer, screen and coordinate the selection process for consulting services.
  • Oversees payment of invoices for contract services, ensuring invoice accuracies and within agreed parameters.
  • Prepares reports, memorandums and other correspondence for the Board of Supervisors; makes oral presentations and other related duties as required. 



    Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in construction management, architecture, facility planning, engineering, or a closely related field.


    Experience:  Four years of progressively responsible experience in construction management, capital projects planning, or architectural design is preferable.


    Substitution:  Registration/certification in one of the following areas may substitute for the required education:  1) Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Engineer as issued by the California Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 2) Architect as issued by the American Institute of Architects, OR, 3) Certified Construction Manager (CCM) as issued by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CCMI). 


    License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


    Principles and practices of capital project management; modern construction methods and practices; applicable codes, laws and regulations pertaining to public building projects; basic concepts of cost estimating, budgeting and scheduling techniques; principles and practices of public administration and local government operations, including accounting, budgeting, organizational planning and analysis, statistical analysis, research methods, and report writing; report writing; principles of facilitation and conflict management;  methods and techniques of long-range capital facilities planning and administration; contract administration; land use; basic computer and modern office automation technology and related software programs.


    Plan, direct and coordinate the activities of capital projects and programs; conceptualize, comprehend, and communicate goals and objectives; negotiate design and construction contracts; quickly understand problems and develop solutions; motivate others to achieve project goals; analyze departmental needs relating to small design and construction projects; understand, interpret and apply rules, regulations, and procedures; establish priorities; conceptualize, comprehend, and communicate goals and objectives; quickly understand problems and develop solutions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports; make presentations in a public setting; motivate others to achieve project goals; compile, organize and summarize statistical, economic, and technical data; operate computers and related software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, department heads and others at all levels, both internal and external to the County.


    Mobility-Operation of a data entry device; repetitive motion; sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing; driving; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual-Constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, speaking in public, and public contact; Special Requirements-May require working nights and weekends; Environmental-Frequent exposure to dust, dirt, and construction noise; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

    CLASS: EC2201; EST: 1/18/2000; REV: 10/3/2006;