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Planning Project Analyst - Facilities Planning and Capital Projects

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

The Facilities Planning & Capital Projects Department (FPCP) provides project planning, architectural design/coordination, construction, and project management services, as well as campus master planning and space management for Cal Poly. Under the general supervision of the Operations Manager for FPCP, the Planning/Project Analyst works independently and is responsible for organizing and executing a wide variety of functions. The incumbent will provide administrative, technical, and analytical support to FPCP’s project management team (Planners, Projects Managers, and Inspectors) during planning, design, construction, and closeout of capital projects. The incumbent will thoroughly understand Cal State Policy as it relates to capital projects and provide guidance to the project management team. 

Department Summary

The Facilities Management and Development (FM&D) organization is a unit within the Administration and Finance division and is responsible for the management, operations, and development of facilities on the university campus. Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; Facility Operations; and Special Projects.  In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity. 

Key Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of administrative concepts, practices, and procedures to research, develop, and evaluate policies and programs.
  • General knowledge in facilities planning, building design, construction administration, and related activities.
  • General knowledge of building materials, costing procedures, and the sequential methods of modern construction and maintenance practices, as well as capital construction project delivery methods.
  • Working knowledge in reading and understanding proposals, plans, blueprints, process drawings, contracts, purchase orders, and specifications for all phases of construction and building maintenance.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.

Education and Experience


  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. One year of technical or administrative experience. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Possession of a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000 - $70,000 Per Year

Classification Range: $42,216 - $81,492 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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 may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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