PPS is looking for a Capital Planning Program Manager!!

Posting Timeline: This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager, Capital Planning. This position will provide capital and municipal planning expertise to the District’s Facilities and Asset Management team to manage and assist in a broad range capital planning duties for the District’s over 100 school campuses.

This position will provide policy leadership and utilize best practices in the execution of student capacity planning, capital planning, municipal planning and permitting, providing expertise in education specifications and other aspects of long range facility and asset management.


Provide ongoing support to the District’s facility condition assessments
Support the upcoming development and maintenance of the District’s short and long range capital improvement plan
Develop and maintain stakeholder informed student capacity models
Analyze enrollment projections and undertake space capacity and utilization analyses to determine current and future utilization of classroom, core space and administrative needs culminating in the development of 1 and 5 year school capacity plans
Perform data analysis to support long range capital planning
Perform code analysis for application development to support land use entitlement and permit approval for capital improvements to District facilities
Provide design teams for school modernization projects education specification expertise
Candidates for this position should have a planning professional background with an understanding of capital and municipal planning practices and procedures and full range of planning skills and expertise. The ideal candidate:

Demonstrates good judgment in selection methods and techniques for analyzing alternatives and recommending solutions.
Operates with considerable independence in planning, but works well with other District departments such as System Planning and Performance, Enrollment and Transfer, Operations and Maintenance, Facilities Information and Construction and Project Management as well as with regulatory agencies such as the City of Portland and the State of Oregon.

Essential Functions

This position will need to:

Review student enrollment projections and other departments to understand classroom needs.
Maintain 1 and 5 year school capacity and utilization in Tririga facilities database.
Support the District’s Space Committee and sets agendas, maintains minutes
Develop recommendations for addressing overcrowding and under enrollment, including non-facility and facility-related solutions for presentation to District’s Space Committee.
Support District’s development of Facility Condition Assessment and related assessment and future maintenance thereof.
Support Sr. Capital Program manager in reviewing land use and transportation issues related to and supporting capital improvements to facilities.
Technical – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate should have:

Thorough working knowledge/skill in city planning, architecture, business management, facilities management or other planning-related fields.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills sufficient to identify needs, conduct research, and develop alternatives, proposals and solutions. Demonstrated experience and skill in using analysis to draw systematic and rational conclusions from data.
Strong organizational skills. Able to establish priorities and manage multiple activities to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a busy office with frequent interruptions, changing priorities and short deadlines.
Ability to read, interpret, apply or explain complex policies, rules and regulations, procedures and processes. Capable of explaining complex issues in a concise manner to faculty and staff administrators.
Demonstrated experience using computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software with the ability to learn new software as needed. Experience with facility-inventory management database, such as Tririga, preferred.
Experience working in an educational setting and knowledge of K-12 education policies, practices and procedures.
This position may require the use of a personal automobile and requires possession of a valid driver’s license.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD or similar.


This position is classified as Construction and Maintenance Program Manager, Pay Grade 27, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Exempt. New hires are typically placed at step 1: $66,828.

The Non-Represented Confidential Professional Management and Employees Salary Schedule for 260 day employees can be found here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Salary%20Schedules/Conf%20Prof%20Mngt%20sal%20sched%20-%20260%20day.pdf

For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Salary%20Schedules/Conf%20Prof%20Mngt%20sal%20sched%20-%20260%20day.pdf


Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in education, urban planning, business administration, facilities planning, architecture, project construction management, project management or closely related field.
The Construction and Maintenance Programs Manager requires three (3) years of experience in the designated functional program, including experience with facilities planning and construction project management; experience in a lead or supervisory role is desirable.
A Master’s degree in any of the identified or related fields will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
Any other combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.
Special requirements:

Some positions in this classification may require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid driver’s license.
Some positions in this classification may require professional certifications and/or licensures as appropriate to the assigned area of technical expertise.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in educational facilities, municipality or other public agency in a richly diverse community is preferred.

Benefits Information

Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer.

For more information please visit our Benefits site at http://www.pps.net/Page/1635