Associate Planner at UCSF

Firm: UCSF-University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Payment: Paid
Category: Environmental Planning
Posted: Aug 3, 2022

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The Planner uses skills as a seasoned, experienced planning professional with a full range of planning skills and expertise to prepare environmental documentation for University projects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), assist with the preparation of physical master plans and technical planning studies for UCSF’s campus sites, and the maintenance and implementation UCSF’s Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) which guides UCSF’s physical development through the year 2035.

Department Description
The organization of UCSF Real Estate is focused on the development, planning, delivery and management of facilities for UCSF. UCSF Real Estate is an integrated unit that enables the alignment of development, planning, design, construction, and management of facilities across UCSF. UCSF Real Estate provides these services through the following departments: Campus Design and Construction, Campus Planning, Real Estate Services, Health Design and Construction, Health Major Capital Projects, and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Capital Program Management.

The combined UCSF campus and UCSF Health organizations include approximately 130 UCSF and 39 contract personnel; operating/recharge budgets of more than $45.2M per year; current year capital project expenditures of $450M; and oversight and responsibility for > $2.6B long-range capital development.

Within UCSF Real Estate, Campus Planning provides professional planning services that guide the physical development of the campus and assists in strategic development and improvements of buildings and space to support UCSF's mission of research, teaching, health care, and public service. The Physical Planning unit maintains the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for UCSF campus sites, develops land use plans, site and new facility evaluations, and conducts environmental analysis to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in urban planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture, architecture or other related area and / or equivalent experience / training
5 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience
Thorough working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and its implementing guidelines.
Familiarity with current technical environmental impact assessment methodologies (e.g., historic resources, transportation, air quality).
Thorough working knowledge of land use, site and master planning principles.
Strong analytical and technical planning skills.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and the ability to communicate technical concepts to lay audiences.
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work as part of a collaborative team as well as accomplish tasks individually.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with graphics programs (Illustrator, InDesign, CAD and GIS).
Experience managing budgets, schedules and consultants.
Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and proposed design and construction plans.

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.