We’re Hiring: Temporary GIS Planning Assistant

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 gprentiss@nvcogct.gov by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2024.

POSTPONED -Household Hazardous Waste Collection

April 4 Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Postponed

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) has postponed its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection Day that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4 in Naugatuck, CT due to the developing COVID-19 crisis.

NVCOG HHW events serve the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury. The next event currently scheduled will take place at Crosby High School in Waterbury on July 18, 2020.  

For future updates, please visit NVCOG’s HHW webpage: https://nvcogct.gov/what-we-do/municipal-shared-services/household-hazardous-waste/ as well as postings on social media channels and on local, municipal websites. Information on how to properly dispose of common household items is also featured on the NVCOG HHW webpage.

Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. These wastes are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of properly. The goal of the program is to keep potentially hazardous waste out of local landfills and sewers, providing extra protection for wetlands and waterways. In addition, residents may now bring latex (water-based) paint to the collection event.  While not considered hazardous waste, the latex paint is also accepted as part of the statewide paint product stewardship program.




Public Hearing – DBE Goal Update

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) has prepared a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and established a DBE goal of 5.3% for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022. The public is encouraged to comment on the Draft DBE Goal, available online at www.nvcogct.gov and www.valleytransit.org, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the NVCOG offices located at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702 and at the Valley Transit District (VTD) located at 41 Main Street, Derby, CT 06418. There will be a public hearing Tuesday, July 23th at 5:30 p.m., at 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702. Comments should be sent to Gabriel Filer, Civil Rights Officer, NVCOG, 49 Leavenworth Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 757-0535, or via email at gfiler@nvcogct.org.