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Facilities Planner (01115)


The State University System of Florida Board of Governors is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Facilities Planner. This position plays a key role as a member of a small interdisciplinary team that must address a wide span of issues associated with all types of university buildings.  This position provides a great opportunity for hands-on experience, as well as formal training and continued education. 

Working with the Assistant Director of Facilities, as well as university facilities and space personnel, this position assists in long-term planning and management of almost 100,000,0000 square feet of space statewide. A background in educational facilities and/or space planning, construction management or planning, or facilities budgets is desirable. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Facilities.  Examples of responsibilities, duties, and activities may include, but are not limited to:

Assists with the coordination and execution of the five-year educational plant surveys and supplemental surveys, as well as the ongoing review of underlying space/facilities-related data submitted by universities.

Assists with the development of facilities-related regulations, policies and procedures. 

Responsible for ensuring that Facilities-related web-site content and information is current and accurate.

Provides support for issues related to university capital planning and budgeting, as well as annual review of university capital improvement plans.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related major and one year of experience is preferable. Lack of educational background may be offset by a minimum 5 years relevant work experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer project management experience in areas such as facilities planning, architecture, engineering, construction, or related field. Technical proficiency with spreadsheets, GIS experience, and the ability to learn various software applications a plus.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and State of Florida application in PeopleFirst. Applicants selected for interview may be required to submit additional information.

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Hiring Range

Anticipated range is $50,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience and education.

This is a Select Exempt position.


If you have a desire to serve the people of Florida and work in the number one higher education system in the country, a career with the Board of Governors will allow you to do so while offering an excellent array of benefits, including:

  • Health insurance (over 95% employer paid)
  • Basic life insurance policy
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance options 
  • First-rate retirement program      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules

As one of the nation’s largest university systems, the State University System of Florida is comprised of 12 institutions- ranging from a nationally-ranked liberal arts college to top-ranked comprehensive research universities-serving more than 350,000 students. The Florida Board of Governors is the constitutionally created body that oversees the System, ensuring its well-planned coordination and operation. The 17-member Board appoints a Chancellor who serves as the chief executive officer of the System, providing guidance to the Board and oversight of the Board Office, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The Board of Governors Office: Is an EEO/AA Employer | Does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace | Only hires U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. | Contact us if you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process

For questions regarding current vacancies, please contact Human Resources and Administrative Services via email at [email protected]

Human Resources and Administrative Services 
Board of Governors 
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1644A
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0400 
Fax: 850-245-9981 
Phone: 850-245-9695