Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta, GA

Description of Job / Position
The Planner provides and coordinates short-term and long-term planning activities while evaluating current and long-range system conditions in regards to student population and attendance zones, city demographics and citywide and community specific development and the integration and use of this information for effective facilities planning. Works with district Demographer, and city and county planning agencies to ensure that adequate future school facilities are provided for projected school-age population. Understands and adheres to current trends and approaches to best deliver services to the district. Adheres to departmental rules, polices, and procedures.

Atlanta Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities and equal education opportunities for employees and students as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.

DIVISION: Operations (DSO-Administration)
GRADE: 129
DEPARTMENT: Facilities Services (Capital Improvements)
REPORTS TO: Director of Capital Improvements (Facilities Services)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Real Estate Development or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in student enrollment analysis, geographic boundary development and facility needs planning.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Utilize the five-year forecast of student population within school zone and school cluster for use in facilities planning, defining site-utilization effectiveness and/or opportunities, and meeting the objectives of the district.
  • Provide information to school principals and other school employees about rezoned student’s including lists, number statistics and consult with the general public and departments internal to APS as to the impact of student’s population forecasting.
  • Facilitates re-zoning activities associated with minimizing over and underutilization of facilities; create and produce general planning maps and rezoning maps. Maintain zoning maps in various forms for use by multiple parties.
  • Graphically depict demographic distribution of student population using latest GIS tools and school zones and planning impacts with various software formats.
  • Effectively communicate planning standards and impacts. Plan and develop options for rezoning school boundaries and create, produce general planning maps and rezones maps as required.
  • Analyze planning and zoning data for land utilization, population saturation, and neighborhood maturation and analyze available demographic information from local and national resources including, but not limited to, Atlanta Regional Commission, state planning agencies, GaDOE, universities and private sources.
  • Prepares reports, letters, and presentations as necessary to present to the Executive Director of Facilities Services, district Senior Administration, The Board of Education, and to the community including, but not limited to, facilities master plans, capital outlay, projects and applications, and utilization options and/or recommendations.
  • Ensures continuous improvements of facilities planning through the assessment of best practices, application of new technologies and solutions, and input from users and customers.
  • Maintains records and prepare reports and recommendations regarding placement, condition, and anticipated timeframes of the use of portable classroom buildings and available facilities for temporary relocations.
  • Conducts other related duties as assigned by the Director of Capital Improvements.

Physical Abilities and Working Conditions

Vision: (which may be corrected) to read small print; view a computer screen for prolonged periods.

Hearing: (which may be corrected) to answer telephones and tolerate exposure to noisy conditions.

Speech: to be understood in face-to-face communications; to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone.

Upper Body Mobility: use hands and fingers to feel, grasp, and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at the wrist and elbows; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.

Strength: to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 10 or more pounds on a frequent basis.

Environmental Requirements: encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors; work outdoors; visit active or proposed project sites.

Mental Requirements: read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records.

Salary & Benefits
Grade: 129
Salary: $59,771 – $85,661
Work Days: Annual

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