Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) seeks an energetic, detail-oriented individual to assist in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analysis. Position will be responsible for collecting data from local governments and other sources, mapping data layers, database management, coding tax parcels, manipulating US Census data, and using data to create maps for reference, analysis, storytelling, and decision-making. Position will also work on projects related to land use, transportation, local government training and event planning. Position will use ESRI ArcGIS tools. Experience in transportation planning, using CommunityViz, and graphic design a plus. The Regional Planner will understand the need to work with communities and agencies in the region and exhibit strong customer service skills. Position requires ability to track latest trends in GIS and data analysis and quickly learn new applications. Attention to detail is required.
CCOG is an innovative regional planning agency located in Charlotte, NC. CCOG has a membership that includes 60+ local governments throughout the Greater Charlotte Region and works with individual communities and major projects that transcend local and regional boundaries.
MAJOR DUTIES: Under the direction of the Planning Director, the Regional Planner – GIS Analyst will manage complex data and mapping work in the greater Charlotte region, including data collection, creation, and maintenance, producing accurate maps and other representations of data for public use, and ensuring data accuracy and resolving data conflicts. Successful applicant will also plan and coordinate meetings, workshops, and other events, research trends and emerging issues on program activities, and develop presentations and communication materials for staff. Successful candidate must also have knowledge of local government and transportation planning systems and processes, general planning principles, and project management. Demonstration of data analysis and graphic design skills desired.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a field of study in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), geography, planning, public policy, urban design, public administration, or a related field and at least three years of experience, in GIS, data analysis, transportation planning, land use planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Hiring Salary: $43K – $52k depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to: CCOG, “Regional Planner/GIS Analyst”, 9815 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: 5:00 pm, January 16, 2019.