This position for the Government. The Division provides centralized program analysis and planning services, including planning, policy development, and analysis of overseas facility requirements; development of facility plans and studies for overseas diplomatic and consular posts; and development of functional space requirement programs and scopes for new construction and major renovation projects.The contractor supports planning and programming for construction and major renovations of the real property of overseas Posts, a complex and crucial process entailing the development ofFacility Planning Studies, Functional Space Requirements Programs, and Special Planning Studies and Reports.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAs a Planner assigned to the Master Planning Division, the contractor carries out assignments and tasks that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:* Provides advice and assistance to all levels of senior management on a full range of capital and non-capital facility planning and policy development activities.* Assists senior management in determining which overseas Posts require Facility Planning Studies, Functional Space Requirements Programs, and Special Planning Studies, and undertakes activities including the following:o Facility Planning - Conducts analyses of current and future Post requirements; assesses the condition and appropriateness of Post facilities; and recommends alternatives for meeting the differences, taking into accountrehabilitation requirements, new construction requirements, lease versus buy versus build options, etc., to determine the most effective means of addressing long-term facility needs;o Functional Space Planning - Assesses the overall size of capital facilities (e.g., office buildings, residences, warehousing and support operations, recreational facilities, etc.); allocates space to specific organizations, agencies, and functions; proposes, in collaboration with building design and engineering organizations, the conceptual cost of various aspects of the project; collects background information on each project (i.e., previous planning documents, site data, staffing projections, current facility conditions, etc.); consults with functional and technical offices within government, major State Department, tenant agencies, regional bureaus, and overseas Posts; and collects and analyzes information about functional, operational and special use space requirements, security considerations, communications needs, and public operations;o Project Management - As a member of project management teams, monitors capital projects during design and construction to ensure that the architectural designs and constructions are consistent with the approved functional space requirements plan; keeps abreast of policy and technical developments inside and outside of division; and provides advice and guidance to the Project Management Team on the impact of these developments on the project; ando Budget Formulation and Long-Range Planning - Provides input to budget formulation and long-range planning processes; and ensures that the facility planning and space programming studies assigned to the Facilities Planning/Programming Team are soundly and rigorously developed.* Gathers/analyzes a comprehensive list of all on-going or planned real estate acquisition or disposal projects at a Post and assesses prioritization required for acquisition strategies.* Drafts Statements of Work for architectural/engineering (A/E), task orders and supports realty specialists with various administrative/political due diligence closeout activities on completed site acquisitions; e.g., congressional approval, host-government approvals, planning/zoning confirmations, etc.* Supports PRE decision makers by analyzing geospatial data, preparing maps and graphics, etc.* Researches strategies to review and assess validity and appropriateness of proposed sites for acquisition based on principles of urban design and planning, as well as real estate best practices, and applies this knowledge to real estate acquisitions.* Establishes and maintains effective work relationships at various levels within the Office.* Demonstrates interpersonal skills in presenting analysis recommendations.
* Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a Secret* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution* Five to nine years of applicable experience* Knowledge of program and project planning techniques and processes as they relate to facilities and their long-term use that demonstrates proficiency in the management of planning, design and construction of high-dollar-value programs and projects, including large and complex commercial, industrial, and/or public works structures and facilities in the United States and overseas.* Comprehensive knowledge of methods for developing and using models, simulations, statistics, and cost-benefit and other analyses, as well as considerable skill in the use of Computer Aided Drafting/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) systems and SketchUp as they relate to facility planning.* Knowledge of the sequence and timing of program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the value of program accomplishments.* Skill in the planning, organizing and directing of team study work and in negotiating effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where proposals involve substantial Department resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.
NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this job.
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