Job Details

Idaho State University
  • Position Number: 3586766
  • Location: Pocatello, ID
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Space Planner, Facilities Services (5118)
Pocatello - Main

Company Description

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to support and implement the space planning function for interior space for all ISU campuses. This position will also support the identification, feasibility, planning, and coordination of complex space allocations, and periodic space surveys, including database changes and updates. Key responsibilities include:
  • Implement the methods, procedures, and systems to increase overall effectiveness of space utilization and management according to ISU's Space Policy
  • Assist the University planner in implementing ISU space guidelines, remodels and department moves
  • Responsible for Computer Aided Facility Management software system updates and reports
  • Assist with Project and Space Requests that deal with a change of space
  • Provide tactical advice on all matters regarding space allocation, including methods, procedures and systems for effective space utilization
  • Maintain and update GIS maps and geodatabase system

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years demonstrated experience performing facilities space management or planning work in campus based institutions (university, medical, science, and engineering or similar)
  • Proficiency in the following skills and knowledge:
  1. Knowledge of best practices in space management
  2. Advanced communication skills, both oral and written
  3. Ability to communicate in a meaningful and succinct manner to diverse audiences
  4. Customer service skills and ability to determine what is valued by a customer and how department's services can best meet customer needs within available resources
  5. Strategic thinking skills and ability to build on other people's ideas to innovate and think of different solutions and approaches
  6. Analytical skills to create, interpret, and recommend physical space planning options; Ability to spatially understand how to calculate a customer's space requirements and fit them into any given space
  7. Ability to accept input from multiple sources
  8. Ability to generate and coordinate similar and dissimilar data in varying formats, read and generate standard floor plans, and work to solve complex and challenging issues
  • Self-motivated, and able to multitask to effectively organize responsibilities to achieve goals and objectives
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office products, familiarity with AutoCAD or similar drafting applications, familiarity with database entry and report generation from database systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in space planning and management for an institution of similar size and complexity
  • Experience in using the ARCHIBUS database and AutoCAD programs
  • Experience recommending space planning initiatives and managing space database and reporting
  • Experience or knowledge of Esri GIS software including: ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Server, Portal, and ArcGIS Online
Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to November 23, 2022. Salary will be between $63,000 and $68,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req1786
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: Idaho State University

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