DEPARTMENTAL FACILITIES PLANNER I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $88,388.88 - $112,824.00 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

EXAM NUMBER:

Y4108G

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

APPLICATION FILING PERIOD BEGINS:

April 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) - Until needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO WITHHOLDS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS)
is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for over 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.5 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Coordinates activities in connection with the planning, development, and execution of an extensive and on-going major building construction and alteration program for a large County department or institution.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class have the primary and full-time responsibility for coordinating the planning and execution of the building program for their departments. These programs typically are on a smaller scale than the facilities acquisition programs directed by Departmental Facilities Planner II positions.
Essential Job Functions
Confers with administrative and operating personnel regarding functions scopes and operational requirements of proposed buildings; or in connection with alteration requests in existing buildings, and gathers other pertinent information regarding space utilization needed to prepare program statements, justifications, and space layouts.
Conducts surveys and makes recommendations as to site requirements for new facilities and the suitability of adequate buildings or sites.

Prepares requests for proposed capital projects and other construction or alteration projects, including leased properties.

Coordinates capital projects and other building or alteration projects and represents the department's interests in contacts with the Chief Administrative Office, the Department of Real Estate Management, contract city officials, County and contract architects and engineers, contractors, lessors, equipment manufacturers, and personnel of involved agencies.

Approves plans and specifications prior to the start of constructions having ascertained that they are in conformity with the expressed needs of the department and in accordance with standards imposed by State or Federal agencies which participate financially.

Inspects capital projects and other building or alteration projects during and after construction to ensure the compliance with department's needs; evaluates proposed changes and makes recommendations.

Determines space needs in terms of anticipated operational requirements, making projections and recommendations for short intermediate or long range building expansion programs.

Prepares drawings, specifications, and estimates for building alterations and equipment installations which are to be carried out by County building craftsmen.

Prepares preliminary cost estimates for major construction projects and ascertains that projects are kept within budgetary limitations; approves change orders for additional work.

Prepares applications to agencies which may participate financially in building projects and provides those agencies with technical or such other information and periodic reports as may be required. Prepares specifications for purchase of building equipment and evaluates bids received.

Expedites and coordinates delivery and installation of building equipment and ascertains that deficiencies are corrected during the warranty period.

Coordinates building and equipment maintenance, telephone, moving, and miscellaneous related services incidental to primary responsibilities.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university -AND- two years' experience in architectural work at the level of an Architectural Associate** in connection with the space planning, development, design or coordination of large architectural building and alteration project. One additional year of the required experience may be substituted for each year of college.

OPTION II - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university -AND- two years' experience as a Principal Facilities Planning Assistant*** in the service of the County of Los Angeles. One additional year of the required experience may be substituted for each year of college.

OPTION III - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university -AND- two years' experience in a responsible staff capacity**** analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of major building projects*****. One additional year of the required experience may be substituted for each year of college.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS: 2 - Light.
Light physical effort, which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to qualify and receive credit, you must include a legible photocopy of your official degree, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your online application, at the time of filing .

If you are unable to attach required/supporting documents during application submission, you may email the document to Andrea Iniguez at ainiguez2@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15)calendar days of filing your application online or you will not receive credit.
Please include your name, the exam title, and the exam number in the email message.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

**Experience at the level of Architectural Associate in the County of Los Angeles is defined as functioning as a job captain providing technical direction to architectural design drafting personnel; coordinates and prepares master plans, schematic, preliminary and complete working drawings for large or complex projects.

***To qualify, applicants must have County status in this class, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

****Responsible staff capacity is defined as staff experience at the journey-level requiring working knowledge of rules, regulations, and other guidelines relating to program area assigned. Responsible staff capacity means experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Administrative Assistant II, Staff Assistant II, or higher.

*****Major building projects are defined as commercial buildings, office buildings, public buildings or large architectural buildings.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Additional credit will be given to applicants that possess the following:
  • Additional experience beyond the Minimum Requirements.
  • A Bachelor's degree of Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited* college or university.


Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, training, knowledge and experience in the relevant technical field, and desirable qualifications based on your application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be added to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work
any shift , including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Health Services (DHS) throughout Los Angeles County as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. (PT) deadline on the last day of filing, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES :
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification.
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.
  • Please access the link below for important Employment Information.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/247636_EmploymentInformation.pdf

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER :
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website a t https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

For Candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT : Andrea Iniguez, Exam Analyst
ainiguez2@dhs.lacounty.gov
323-914-5224

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE :
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE :
(800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map