Location: Arlington, VA, USA


Requisition Number: 2022-6163

Position Title:

External Description: Summary

Job Title: Planner
Department: DOS OBO
Location: Arlington, VA
Status: Full-time/Salary/Exempt

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 of Facility Planning Studies, Functional Space Requirements Programs, and Special Planning Studies and Reports Essential Functions
As 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 PRE 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 account rehabilitation 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 Planning Division and 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 major Department bureaus and offices with overseas requirements, 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 bureau; and provides advice and guidance to the Project Management Team on the impact of these developments on the project; and
o 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 division 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.


• 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.

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

• Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
• Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
• Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
• Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
• Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.

Travel may be required for this position; however, the Contracting Officer's Representative must approve all travel prior to the commencement thereof.

The work is mostly sedentary. However, frequent international travel for periods less than 30 consecutive calendar days per trip is required, which can be extremely taxing both physically and psychologically, may involve long transits, layovers and time zone dislocation, and may involve multiple modes of air, land, rail, and water transportation to reach final destinations. There is considerable walking while traveling and the contractor must be capable of bending, crouching, stretching, etc., when making site visits.

The preponderance of the work is performed in an office-type setting, with adequate lighting, heating/cooling, ventilation, and protection from the elements. However, conditions in overseas Posts/facilities may vary depending on the stage of construction and the location. Travel may be to countries that typically do not have the same sanitary, healthcare, and environmental conditions that exist in most of the United States. Medical precautions in the form of inoculations or other preventive medicines are routinely required. Some overseas locations require special precautions regarding food and water consumption and personal safety.

The contractor must be available for overseas travel for extended periods of time, and to work extended work hours in conjunction with contractor schedules while at overseas project sites.

The contractor must be physically able, with reasonable and realistic accommodation where appropriate, and agreeable to conduct on-site investigation of facilities, project sites and building systems in a variety of climates, site locations, and working conditions.

• Must be a U.S. citizen
• 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.

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Security Clearance

AAP/EEO Statement
All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

City: Arlington

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: Planner

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