East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) has an opening for a GIS Planner in the Research Services Department. This middle-level professional position reports to the Manager of GIS Services and has general responsibility for performing specific research, mapping, data maintenance, and other user support activities within the agency’s GIS program.
This position requires strong technical skills, with demonstrable abilities to access, manipulate, display, and interpret data and to succinctly summarize and communicate information in written and oral forms. Strong cartographic skills are essential. The position requires experience with ArcGIS 10.x software, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro, and data sources pertaining to planning-related topics such as population, housing, the economy, education, crime, emergency response, health, government, environment, and transportation. Knowledge and interest in emerging server-based solutions for GIS data management, distribution, distributed editing, and map service publishing is desirable.
The successful candidate for this position must be able to effectively communicate and work with a wide variety of professional staff both inside and outside of the agency. This position will generate maps and spatial analyses, integrate datasets, document data and processes with metadata, and assist senior staff in data maintenance and training activities. Candidates should have an interest in building a successful and high profile regional GIS program.
The successful candidate for this position will have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university, with major course work in Computer Science, Planning, Land Information Systems, Geography, or in a directly related field and will have 3 years of directly related professional experience or an equivalent combination of directly related education and professional experience. A graduate degree in a directly related field may be substituted for 1 year of experience.
All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States.
The salary range for this position begins at $45,602 annually, with actual starting salary based on background and experience. EWG offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including: insurance (health, dental, vision, and life), flexible spending accounts, retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid time off (vacation, holiday, and sick leave).
Applications will be accepted March 31, 2021 through April 30, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to:
Subject Line: GIS Planner Application
Please note that, due to COVID-19, we are not accepting applications by mail.
EWG is an equal opportunity employer.