Facilities & Space Planner - SDSU Facilities & Services Planning Department

July 08, 2022 8:32 AM | Dirk Lammers (Administrator)

NFE Long Recruitment Advertisement 

Facilities & Space Planner

Facilities & Services Planning Department

South Dakota State University

 South Dakota State University (SDSU) Facilities & Services (F&S) Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Facilities & Space Planner. We are looking for a creative and detail oriented professional to join us in providing design and planning services to the campus community. This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by the Director of Planning and works closely with the SDSU F&S building trades, project managers, design consultants, and Contractors.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  Sponsorship is not available for this position.


The Facilities & Space Planner is responsible for architectural consultation, facility assessment, architectural design, specifications, building code interpretation, and/or management of projects on the campus and on associated off campus facilities. This position also assists in the maintenance of the campus space model, building information models, GIS database, assessing maintenance & repair needs, and managing annual maintenance and repair project budgets.


  • ·      Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a closely related field completed by start date;
  • ·      Effective oral, written, and graphic (ie. drawing, modeling, charts, etc.) communication skills;
  • ·      Results oriented with excellent analytical problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Use of digital technology including Microsoft Office Suite, building information modeling, architectural design, and publishing software.
  • Ability to plan, develop, evaluate, and implement complex projects;
  • Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.


·      Architectural Registration;

·      National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Record;

·      Previous professional design or planning experience in academic facilities;

·      Demonstrated knowledge of international building codes and standards;

·      Work experience at a college or university.



Base salary is $62,000.


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave.  Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.


South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 academic programs, an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students, and contributes over $963 million in state economic impact.

South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

SDSU Facilities and Services supports the core teaching, learning, discovery, and innovation missions of the University. Stewardship is a common theme to our work, and F&S strive to find solutions that provide sustainable outcomes through exceptional effort and guidance. F&S focuses on continuous improvement and use industry standards to develop best business practices. F&S evaluates the universities performance and effectiveness based on customer input and comparisons to peer institutions. 

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and with a K-12 school district of approximately 3,200 students. The city is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls, 200 miles west of Minneapolis, and 235 miles north of Omaha. Brookings is recognized as an ideal community for families, schools, young professionals, retirees, and is rated among the best places to live in South Dakota. 

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, Performing Arts Center, Swiftel Center, Larson Ice Complex, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.


Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 12th, 2022.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site.  To apply, visit:  https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.”  This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.  

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students.  This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. 

For questions on the position, contact the Amy Jones at amy.jones@sdstate.edu or (605) 688-4637. 

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of, sex, race, color, creed,  national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or any other status that may become protected in the offering of all educational programs and employment. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.


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