Director of Planning, Design and Construction

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Working Title: Director of Planning, Design and Construction

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, May 27, 2024 at 11:55pm PST

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, the Director of Planning, Design and Construction (Director) serves as a member of the FM leadership team, sharing responsibilities for the day-to-day operations within the FM department. The Director provides strategic direction, coordination and leadership for all phases of the capital planning and project delivery process as well as leads, facilitates and coordinates the design and construction of multiple major and minor capital projects and other campus improvement projects, ensuring that project goals are met within the prescribed time frame and funding allowances. The Director is responsible for direct supervision of Project Management personnel and oversight of campus projects. The incumbent advises leadership on the progress and projections of capital construction and works closely with leadership within Administration and Business Affairs to develop facility management goals and objectives supporting the University’s educational mission.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,167.00 per month - $11,925.00 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,812.00 per month - $15,449.00 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Department Information 

Our responsibilities include master planning, capital planning, design & capital project management for the University.

The Director of PDCS also functions as the Deputy Building Official assigned to the campus by the Chancellor's office in enforcing CSU permitting procedures, reviews and approvals.

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Required Qualifications 

1.Bachelor's degree, preferably in environmental planning, architecture, environmental studies, engineering, regional and/or urban planning or related program and/or equivalent work experience.

2. Demonstrate a record of progressively responsible leadership positions in the area of planning, project development, new construction, design oversight, and/or construction management, preferably in a large institutional environment.

3. Demonstrate strong organizational and analytical skills to evaluate problems and develop appropriate solutions.

4. Demonstrate personal computer proficiency with working knowledge of software programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

5. Cooperative and effective interpersonal skills along with strong verbal and written communication skills.

6. Possession of a valid California driver's license and maintenance of a good driving record.

7. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Conditions of Employment

Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications 

       8. LEED certification or training and experience in designing and building sustainable buildings.

       9. Knowledge of CSU and State policies and procedures related to the duties of the position. 

      10. Knowledge and proficiency in AutoCAD.

11. Knowledge and experience in building codes, specifications and safety regulations. Ability to review and understand construction drawings, plans and blueprints to ensure compliance with standards.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

Valid California driver's license and maintenance of a good driving record.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter, and diversity statement. 

Diversity and Inclusion Statement Prompt

One of Sacramento State’s imperatives is a commitment to diversity and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but that it is an antiracist and inclusive campus, devoted to the celebration of the many facets of our identities and the richness of a community with diverse life experiences and perspectives.

Please provide a written diversity statement (500 words or less) outlining your commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in the role of Director for Design, Planning, and Construction at Sacramento State. Address how you will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within your team, collaborate with diverse stakeholders, and contribute to creating an inclusive campus environment. Highlight any relevant experiences, initiatives, or strategies you have implemented in previous leadership roles to advance diversity and inclusion in design, planning, and construction projects

Failure to upload these documents to the online application may result in disqualification. Three professional references are required as part of the online application.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Sacramento State has engaged the services of Another Source, a recruiting firm, for this recruitment. Applicants may be contacted by a representative from Another Source after an application is submitted.

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