Planner


UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - E.10
Principal Planner (MSP 0721) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Senior Planner (6967) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Associate Planner (6968) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Assistant Planner (6969)

March, 1973 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Planners conduct and coordinate the physical planning and 
development of University property and its environs; represent 
and promote the University's interests with outside agencies; 
and perform other related duties as required. Incumbents 
typically review physical planning for the campus and its 
environs including land use distribution, circulation, parking, 
and arrangements of buildings and open spaces; review proposals 
and changes in officially proposed or adopted environs plans and 
assist in preparing pertinent official University responses; 
represent the University and promote the University's interest 
with local and regional governing bodies, planning commissions, 
and citizens' groups; conduct surveys, maintain basic data, 
prepare reports, drawings, and displays relating to campus and 
environs development; define and suggest policies, principles, 
and standards relating to planning and development of campus 
environs; work with government agencies to develop land use and 
design control methods for campus environs; maintain surveillance 
over annexation and incorporation policies and proceedings 
affecting campus environs; assist in the formulation of corporate 
or administrative means for planning and developing housing, 
commercial and industrial uses and other normally private functions 
in relation to the campus; advise campus planning committees and 
campus and University-wide administrative officers on planning 
matters; prepare and/or review changes in long range development 
plans; and prepare and/or review site selection studies and site 
development programs, projects and presentations.

CLASS CONCEPTS

Principal Planner

Under general direction, incumbents assist the Campus Architect 
and campus and/or University-wide administrative officers in 
planning, organizing, supervising and/or performing the work of 
the professional planning staff engaged in the physical and 
community planning function; have primary responsibility for 
representing the University to local, regional, and area 
governing bodies and planning commissions or boards; perform 
the most difficult professional work in the development, 
revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range 
development plans; and act as technical experts in campus 
planning and community planning problems relating to the 
University, at either the campus or University-wide levels of 
administration. Principal level assignments often include 
responsibility for the supervision of lower level planners and 
associated personnel.  Non-supervisory assignments at the 
principal level are reserved for specialists who are widely 
recognized and consulted by University staff members for their 
expert knowledge of campus and community planning and carry major 
responsibility for representing the campus and/or University-wide 
administration in community and governmental relationships. 

Senior Planner

Under direction, incumbents assist the Campus Architect and campus 
and/or University-wide administrative officers in planning, 
organizing, supervising and/or performing the work of the 
professional planning staff engaged in the physical and community 
planning function; perform difficult professional work in the 
development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long-range 
development plans; and act as a technical specialists in campus 
planning and community planning problems relating to the University. 
Associate Planner Under direction, incumbents perform all or many of 
the duties indicated for the series under the Series Concept.  This 
is the full professional level at which incumbents are expected to 
operate rather independently in the campus planning and site 
development phases of major construction projects.

Examples of assignments allocated to this level of difficulty and 
responsibility are: Staff planner for major planning studies, such as 
circulation and parking requirements, academic building locations, 
student housing requirements, and utility distribution systems. Staff 
planner for development and continuance of the campus long range 
development plan, with responsibility for collection, analysis, and 
evaluation of planning data and for preparation and presentation of 
statistical and graphic supporting material.

Assistant Planner

Under general supervision, incumbents perform professional work 
relating to long range development plans; provide assistance in 
campus planning and on community planning problems relating to the 
University; and assist in the conduct of planning studies. This 
class is the entry level class for professional planning work. 
Assignments at this level are expected to be of moderate difficulty 
and responsibility, with work subject to review and checking. 
Incumbents typically are expected to progress to the class of 
Associate Planner. Examples of assignments allocated to this level 
of difficulty and responsibility are: Assistant to the Senior or 
Principal Planner in the design and conduct of planning surveys, 
collecting and maintaining basic data, and preparing reports, 
drawings and displays relating to current and proposed campus and 
environs development. Assistant to the Senior or Principal Planner 
in reviewing proposals and changes in officially proposed or adopted 
environs plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Principal Planner

Graduation from college with major work in city planning, architecture, 
landscape architecture, or civil engineering plus a Master's degree in 
city planning at a recognized planning school, and five years of 
professional experience in city planning (or urban renewal) and large-
scale site planning; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience.

Senior Planner

Graduation from college with major work in city planning, architecture, 
landscape architecture, or civil engineering plus a Master's degree in 
city planning at a recognized planning school and four years of 
professional experience in city planning (or urban renewal) and large-
scale site planning; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience.

Associate Planner

Graduation from college with major work in city planning, architecture, 
civil engineering, traffic engineering, or other planning-related fields 
and four years of professional experience in city planning (or urban 
renewal) and large-scale site planning; or an equivalent combination of 
education and experience.

Assistant Planner

Graduation from college with major work in city planning, architecture, 
landscape architecture, civil engineering, traffic engineering, or other 
planning-related fields and two years of professional experience in city 
planning (or urban renewal) and large-scale site planning; or an equivalent 
combination of education and experience. 

Note:    Graduate work in city or regional planning at a recognized 
planning school may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year 
basis for the Assistant and Associate Planner.