Job Posting: GIS Planning Assistant

The GIS Planning Assistant position will provide planning and technical support for a variety of environmental and transportation planning projects. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to create and maintain databases, prepare technical written reports, and be proficient in Geographic Information Systems. Specific qualifications include:
+ Proficient in GIS (ESRI ArcGIS 10.x and extensions) and knowledge of ArcGIS Online and Story Maps
+ Experience with compiling, mapping and editing spatial data • Knowledge of principles of cartography and graphic design
+ Experience working with diverse data sets from federal, state and local agencies
+ Knowledge of general principles and practices of municipal and regional planning
+ Knowledge of HTML, Python, InDesign, Photoshop is a plus

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, or a related field is required. Some work experience and demonstrated knowledge of GIS is preferred.

Salary:  $40,000 – $45,000 (35 hours/week, full time).

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and representative examples of your relevant work and writing to  Mark C. Nielsen, Director of Planning, NVCOG at: Reviews of applications will begin immediately. The NVCOG reserves the right to accept in lieu of specific qualifications any combination of training and work experience that in its opinion demonstrates the experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties. Applications will be kept in confidence until interviews are completed. The NVCOG is an equal opportunity employer.