The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments seeks a temporary GIS Planning Assistant to assist GIS staff with updates to regional land use information. You will be required to edit existing GIS data using information obtained from aerial photography, Google Street View, CAMA data, and zoning boundaries. Other duties may include creating, modifying, and maintaining GIS spatial datasets, and creating ArcGIS Online products.

Candidates should have the ability to create and maintain databases, prepare technical written reports, and be proficient in GIS. A bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, or a related field and some experience is preferred.

• Proficient in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
• 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.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data handling.
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

This is a 3 to 6-month position with the possibility of becoming permanent based on performance and project needs. The starting date is flexible, but no later than May 15, 2024.

The pay rate is $20.00 per hour with no benefits. NVCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and map sample(s) to Glenda Prentiss, 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702, or email by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024.