Shelby County Schools

  • Comprehensive Planner and Demographer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Location Name
    Facilities Planning & Property
    Salary Min
    USD $62,844.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $82,640.00/Yr.
    Central Office
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Manages the department's data analysis program which informs the development of the District's long-term school optimization and capital planning documents, enrollment projections, attendance zone boundaries, and capacity utilization databases.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Assures the availability of adequate facilities by assisting in the development of short and long-range plans, goals and projections for facilities based on building condition, student enrollment, community development, academic variables, and instructional program requirements.
    2. Prepares annual enrollment projections for each school for Finance and Human Resources to create the District’s budget and staffing allocations. Prepares five and ten-year enrollment projections for planning purposes.
    3. Researches and recommends new enrollment projection models and methods to the Director to ensure the District relies on the best model for a district with multiple enrollment influences (ASD, charter, high mobility, etc.).
    4. Creates and maintains multiple databases related to enrollment, demographics, and academic performance to assist in boundary planning, student assignment and space optimization.
    5. Works closely with the Strategy and Performance Management team to produce the Strategic Regional Analysis.
    6. Researches and monitors regional development trends, analyzes construction/foreclosure databases, and attends Land Use Control and Board of Adjustment meetings to monitor potential enrollment losses or gains and predict student mobility.
    7. Collects, interprets, and analyzes data used for informing the long-term school optimization and capital planning documents and updates.
    8. Prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, databases, and files related to assigned programs, projects, activities, and operations.
    9. Prepares necessary reports and presentations for meetings with Administration and Shelby County School Board, and attends public forms and meetings, as required.
    10. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in City Planning or other related field plus an additional four (4) years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of eight (8) years.


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.

    Must have 3 years of Law Enforcement or Security supervisory experience.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis.
    • Robust research methods and statistical principles
    • Skilled in methods and techniques of effective technical report preparation and presentation
    • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to interpret federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, and monitor recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to planning and administration
    • Outstanding project management skills to manage multiple projects
    • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, econometric or transportation modeling, database management, AutoCAD, or GIS



    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



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