Facilities Planner

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Thornton, CO, USA

Full time

$59.9-88k (annually)


Mar 30

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SUMMARY: Represent the district’s goals and initiatives for facility planning and for design and construction of school facilities in collaboration with district senior leadership and district construction project managers; act as design subject matter expert and design facilitator between the District’s educational community and its design and construction partners. Provide assistance and support for the District’s long range plan for educational and support facilities; assist and support the educational community through management of space planning, analysis and organization of department and school facility needs; coordinate, manage and ensure compliance with District’s Educational Specifications and Technical Guidelines. Assist and support development of capital improvements plan and bond construction program.  

1. Define program statements and develop project scope of work, conceptual space plans and furniture layouts, initial budget and schedule, and recommend furnishings, fixtures, equipment and finishes for projects. Develop small projects construction documents, budgets, and schedules. 

2. Determine facility needs through collaboration with District educational leadership, Business Services department leaders, school administration, maintenance staff and purchasing staff.  

3. Develop, implement and oversee facilities condition and needs assessments and space inventories through coordination with school administration, district maintenance staff and custodial staff. 

4. Manage and maintain the Districts Educational Specifications and Technical Guidelines by coordinating with maintenance staff and school stakeholders, analyzing and reviewing requested updates, and incorporating changes. Ensure project design complies with District Education Specifications and Technical Guidelines.

5. Define and develop design of facilities by applying expert understanding and knowledge of existing infrastructure and adequacy needs, research of historical data and evaluation, and interpretation of local, state, and federal codes and standards, including Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design.  

6. Analyze, interpret, review and contribute to development of projects throughout programming, schematic design, design development, contract document, and construction administration phases of design and construction in collaboration with district stakeholders, consultants, design partners, and contractors. 

7. Support the update of District long range plans by providing facilities life cycle and deferred maintenance data and programming and space adequacy evaluations.

8. Develop and manage facilities management databases used to project needs for planning of bond programs and capital construction projects.


• Bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field. 

• Minimum of five (5) years of planning experience.

• Experience with educational facilities preferred.


• Professional licensure or certification in related field preferred. 

• Criminal background check required for hire.

• Valid Colorado driver’s license required within 30 days of hire. 

SALARY INFORMATION:The salary listed is for full time positions (1.0 FTE). This salary will be adjusted, as needed, based upon the FTE. Administrative employees' salary will be commensurate on the employees’ education and/or work experience. For additional information, please review our Administrative Compensation Program or review our Administrative Salary Schedule.

BENEFITS INFORMATION: Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to providing an environment that promotes a healthy employee population able to serve our students at the highest level. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as other programs for benefit eligible employees. The employee assistance program, voluntary life insurance through PERA, and 401(k), 403(b) & 457(b) plans are available to all employees regardless of hours worked and are available immediately (upon hire date).  

To learn more about our benefits, including paid time off, please see our Benefits Overview.


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Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Adams 12 Five Star Schools