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Los Angeles Unified School District - Director of Facilities Planning and Development

  • 03/20/2024 1:14 PM
    Message # 13332389
    Administrator (Administrator)

    Los Angeles Unified School District

    Job Title

    Director of Facilities Planning and Development

    Job Location

    Los Angeles

    Job Status


    Job Description / Primary Objective Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

    Director of Facilities Planning and Development

    $200,100- $249,300/annually

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    LA Unified School District is seeking a Director of Facilities Planning and Development

    The Facilities Services Division is looking for an experienced leader to fill the position of Director of Facilities Planning and Development. The branch employs approximately 150 employees of varying levels and has the strategic responsibility of the District's facility planning function which includes long range master planning, project development, performance specifications, and construction acquisition programs for new and charter schools, while providing functional direction over areas that include Planning and Design Management, School Management Services, Real Estate, Design Standards, and Relocatable Housing.

    The ideal candidate: The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Facilities Planning and Development should be an experienced facilities planner, with a proven record of accomplishment with a key leadership role in a program exceeding $500 million, a broad background in facilities and knowledgeable about contemporary principles, practices, and methods of facilities administration with particular reference to educational facility planning, school utilization, architectural and engineering procedures, and activities related to the planning and management of construction and maintenance projects for school plants with an area of responsibility exceeding 1000 structures.

    The ideal candidate will have capabilities as a leader as well as a manager, and will be comfortable in a team-oriented working environment with an open and accessible management style. The Director of Facilities Planning and Development must also be an effective communicator with excellent negotiating and networking skills combined with an aggressive approach to facilities operations and construction.


    Insurance: District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents; and life insurance plans.

    Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).

    Vacation: 24 days each year.

    Paid Holidays: up to 13 days.

    Application Process:

    To be officially considered for this opportunity, please apply on our website

    Click the Apply button at the bottom left corner of this page and log into the application management system; then, (1) click on the education and experience tabs and complete the requested information; (2) click on the Questionnaires tab and complete the questionnaires; and (3) submit your application by clicking on the Submit Application button in the last tab of the application wizard to complete the process.

    DO YOU NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WITH THE ON-LINE APPLICATION? Please email us at to get assistance with the application process.
    Requirements (Education, Certifications, Level of Experience) Minimum Requirements:

    Education: Graduation with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in architecture, engineering, facilities planning, construction management or an advanced degree in any subject. An advanced degree in planning, architecture or real estate is preferred. Courses in asset management, business administration, public relations, accounting, school finance, personnel management and communications are preferred.

    Experience: Ten years of management experience in planning, organizing, and implementing capital programs and projects in the area of real estate or facilities development and design management. The following work experience is preferable:

    Experience with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and/or Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) certified projects

    Experience in private/public ventures involving project development design and Construction
    Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    Experience with DSA construction/design processes
    Experience in designing of educational or instructional facilities


    Any one of the following is preferable:

    A valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer by the California State Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, or;
    A valid Certified Planner (AICP) credential by the American Planning Association, or;
    A valid Certificate of Registration as a licensed architect by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners
    An active California State Bar Card
    A valid California Real Estate Brokers license
    A valid driver’s license to legally operate a motor vehicle in the State of California and the use of a motor vehicle.


    An employee in this class may be subject to the reporting requirements of the District’s Conflict of Interest Code.

    Director of Facilities Planning and Development meets the requirement of Education Code Section 35045.
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    Last modified: 03/20/2024 1:15 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

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