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Essex, CT, USA
GIS / Planner Position

The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) is seeking a self-motivated, creative professional to be responsible for the agencyís geographic information systems resources. Position responsibilities include: creating and maintaining regional GIS resources, including making maps for planning projects, maintaining GIS data, and conducting GIS analysis to support regional planning efforts and municipal requests.

The GIS Planner will have opportunities to work on diverse regional planning projects including: transportation, land use, emergency management, and environmental planning. Other planning work and responsibilities outside of GIS will be assigned dependent on interest, ability, and agency workload.

Experience creating and maintaining GIS datasets is required. Familiarity with land parcel data and editing is preferred. Excellent cartographic, data visualization, graphic design, and organization capabilities are essential. Thorough analytical, report writing, and communication abilities are desirable. Must have experience with ESRI ArcGIS software and online options. Experience with information technology, including cloud-based solutions is beneficial.

The GIS Planner position requires a minimum of a Bachelorís degree in GIS, geography, city / regional planning, or a related field and one year of GIS/planning experience. Applicants with GIS certificates, masterís degrees, and additional years of relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. Valid driverís license and own transportation also required.

The position salary range is approximately $45,000 to $55,000, and will be dependent on qualifications.

RiverCOG provides employees with considerable flexibility with a 35-hour work week and remote work options. Generous benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; 401a retirement and 457 deferred compensation plans; life and disability insurance; and paid holidays and leave time.

Send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, RiverCOG, 145 Dennison Road, Essex, CT 06426-1361 or Email: (Include GIS/Planner Position in the cover letter and email Subject).

Deadline: Applications Accepted Until Position Filled

RiverCOG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from
women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Apply via email to

Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments
145 Dennison Rd.
Essex, CT, 06426 USA
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