The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is hiring a Facilities Senior Planner. Click here to view the job posting on their website. 


  $5,035.00 – $6,608.00 Monthly


  Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type

Full Time – Permanent


Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number

2016-01168 (YN43)


2/15/2016 11:59 PM Pacific


Facilities Senior Planner (OSSD)

Are you thinking inside or outside the box? Bring your design skills and join our dynamic fast paced team. Your enhanced leadership skills and communication style will contribute to the team’s successes. Here is a unique opportunity for you to expand your existing skills in strategic planning, development, and implementation of facility improvements.

The Facilities Senior Planner serves as a project leader in the implementation of strategic facility plan within assigned region. The Department of Social and Health Services is responsible for 178 leases statewide and has over 130 active leased facility related projects in process. This job is located in Olympia, WA.

Some of what you will be doing:
Maintain coordination with Regional Business staff, key partners, including the affected programs and coordinators, project managers, DSHS executive management, Department of Enterprise Services (DES, Office of Financial Management (OFM), and lessors as necessary to initiate and manage multiple projects.

Directs the development of criteria, policies, procedures and standards for space use and assignment, facilities design, construction and layout and preparation utilized for the basis of short and long range state wide planning for the department.

You will also work collaboratively with all stake holders to ensure the necessary steps are taken to resolve issues related to scope, budget, schedule and risks.

Who should apply?
Professionals who have a Bachelor’s degree involving the major study in architecture, interior design, planning, property or land management, or an allied field. AND four (4) years of experience in government facilities planning or in a related field in a private industry.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, year for year, for education.

What we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practice of facility planning project supervision and control, including physical space needs programming, economic analysis, scheduling and space use techniques interiors and procedures.
  • Ability to establish, maintain and improve working relationships with department, state, and local government officials, the public, consulting interior firms, analyze facility space problems, identify physical needs and develop alternative solutions.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, nurture, manage and rebuild stakeholder relationships in a fluid environment.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies governing the Department’s major business functions, to include building and zoning codes and regulations.
  • Ability to take several complex issues and distill them quickly, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Expert level using AutoCAD is desired.

Supplemental InformationThis announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver’s license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Some jobs may require a background check, including criminal record history.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (360) 725-5848. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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