GIS PLANNER POSITION - Athens, GA, USA
The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of GIS Planner within its Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division. The GIS Planner is primarily responsible for meeting the daily GIS (Geographical Information System) requirements of the NEGRC and assisting in local and regional efforts related to community, environmental, transportation, and land-use planning.
This position requires direct involvement with elected and appointed officials, local-government staff, community stakeholders, and the public in developing data-driven maps and infographics, as well as researching and developing local and regional plans. It also requires coordination with state and federal agency partners such as the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, US Census Bureau, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources in meeting their respective programmatic and planning requirements. The GIS Planner, internally, works in close coordination with the NEGRC’s Planning & Government Services staff in performing tasks associated with individual projects.
The ideal candidate will have experience and a working knowledge in several areas of GIS technology and local-government planning including, but not limited to, the following: spatial data analysis and maintenance, design, cartography, comprehensive planning, strategic planning, demographic analysis, public speaking, and meeting facilitation.
The NEGRC provides services to 12 counties and 54 cities in Northeast Georgia through its offices located in Athens, GA. This position reports to the NEGRC’s Director of Planning & Governments Services. A complete list of duties is attached.
Starting Salary: $44,000 – $50,000/year, with a competitive benefits package.
Submit a resume, cover letter, list of three references, and (optional) portfolio to:
NEGRC, Attn: Julie Ball, Program Assistant, 305 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30605-2795 or email: jball[at]negrc.org. No telephone inquiries accepted. No email attachments larger than 5 MB. Review of received resumes has begun and will continue until the position is filled. The NEGRC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.