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Manager Planning & Construction

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Pay Range: $83,297 to $107,036, based on qualifications and experience*

Percentage: 100%

Work calendar days: 260

Duration of position: On-going

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, access to employee walk in clinic, as well as other optional benefit elections. 
Manage and use the Geographic Information System (GIS) as a resource for enrollment projections, school boundary modifications, school capacities, and property management. Manages the construction project team and develops professional relationships for coordination of facility design by outside design consultants with District personnel, state and local building officials, utility companies, other government entities and school/citizen groups. Act as liaison to stakeholders by responding to inquiries regarding enrollment forecasts, population statistics, attendance boundaries, active housing developments, future school sites, and district’s short and long-range facility plans. Manage and maintain the district’s property portfolio.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Description of Job Tasks
1. Provide support to the district’s short and long range planning efforts and associated sub-committees. Provide guidance and expertise in planning-related issues to district leadership, staff, and community members. Serve as district liaison at public meetings regarding growth, boundaries, and implementation of the Facility Master Plan. Serve as subject matter expert on regional demographics, school boundaries, and future growth for the district’s Boundary Committee.
2. Oversee the district’s CAD/GIS specialist in the maintenance and use of CAD and GIS. Maintain the district’s housing inventory, floor plans, demographic data and analysis, and other data systems used for planning purposes.
3. Collaborate and facilitate planning efforts with district personnel, municipalities, community members, and regional planners based on American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) standards.
4. Manage the construction process with the project management team, coordinating and facilitating design submittal reviews, coordinating communication between parties, and performing feasibility analyses. Manage the design phase of proposed construction projects, project close-out, and warranty periods. Provide regular written project status reports, managing the contractor bidding and negotiation phase, performing research of new construction technologies, and assisting supervisor in long-term planning and facilities assessment.
5. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
6. Manage the district’s property portfolio. Coordinate with municipal and private landowners to oversee the proper preparation and filing of easements, annexations, subdivisions, and other property-related documents. Work with
consultants to perform site analyses including legal descriptions, surveys, and other documents as required. Analyze and recommend acquisition/disposition of land based on needs identified in the Facility Master Plan or as directed.
7. Analyze, compile, and prepare responses to residential development referrals from local municipalities as to the impact of new growth on existing district infrastructure and the need for new schools.
8. Maintain and assist in the development of intergovernmental agreements (IGA), including the district’s Payment in Lieu of Land (PILO) agreements. Review IGAs to ensure compliance and provide information to municipalities, staff, and the community on IGAs.
9. Utilize historical enrollment data to identify trends and apply statistical models to develop enrollment projections. Research and analyze choice/open enrollment information annually and its effect on school attendance areas and
provide recommendations on use of existing facilities. Collaborate with Information Technology to produce one-year and five-year enrollment projections.
10. Analyze space needed to accommodate projected growth and new programs for existing and future school and administration sites. Develop recommendations for implementation of modular classrooms, additions, and/or the construction of new facilities.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, urban/regional planning, or related field
• 5 years of experience in school district, construction management, or urban and regional planning preferred
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be evaluated
• American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and/or Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certifications or other professional certifications as appropriate preferred
• Association with American Planning Association (APA) or Colorado Educational Planners Association (CEPA) preferred
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
• Criminal background check required for hire
• Valid Colorado driver license

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