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The City of Memphis is seeking applicants for the position of

GIS TECHNICAL ANALYST

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires the ability to operate specialized technical and general office equipment such as a computer, copier, telephone, software and systems databases to include CAD and GIS.  Requires the ability to lift and carry materials (approx. 30 lbs.) such as video equipment and cameras.  Requires the ability to read GIS related maps and drawings.  Requires traversing uneven land when conducting on-site visits throughout the City.

 TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office environment.   Travels occasionally to other site locations throughout the City for mapping inspections and property activities.  May be exposed to changing weather conditions, traffic, noises, fumes, weeds, and insects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of the GIS Mapping Manager in coordinating technical functions and implementing projects or services involving Geographic Information System (GIS) and/or Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and software dealing with mapping and property planning activities.  Maintains and develops the geospatial GIS and CAD components.  Produces, develops, and maintains high-quality maps from GIS and CAD including charts, models, and reports for presentations and recording keeping. Analyzes, captures, edits, and converts mapping data into GIS format to ensure metadata is compliant with all government regulations and standards.  Creates, maintains, and updates databases and spatial data using thematic mapping techniques, geography, graphics, aerial and satellite data to correspond with design drawings, specifications, and plans.  Maintains map collections using GIS and CAD digitization.  Receives and responds to requests for GIS and CAD technical support.  Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) or wireless GIS system to collect, monitor, or verify the accuracy of demographic data and property information.  Receives, updates, and maintains all City of Memphis’ maps relative to new subdivisions, developments, zoning requirements, and other projects.  Installs, reviews, and maintains desktop software and spatial database connections related to GIS in conjunction with the Information Systems (IS) division.  Conducts mapping research to ensure accurate data is received and entered.  Takes digital photographs at various properties to document and verify survey and computer data as required.    Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, proposals, memoranda, and other written documents by utilizing various computer applications.  Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with management and staff on a variety of issues and concerns dealing with GIS, mapping, and property planning activities. 

 OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in maintaining data quality assurance/quality control procedures and standards.
  2. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Geography,  Computer Science or related field and four (4) years’ professional experience in utilizing GIS and/or CAD software and related mapping techniques;  or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Working experience using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ERSI) software preferred.  GIS or CAD Professional Certification preferred.

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

ANNUAL SALARY:  $42,120.00 - $64,022.40

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City of Chattanooga invites applications for the position of 
Transportation Designer.
Summary:
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for general transportation design and project management including the review of architectural, civil engineering and landscape architectural plans for compliance with local, federal and state codes, regulations and established industry standards. Duties include project management for transportation/public space projects, collaboration with green infrastructure projects, coordination of the site plan review process as well as planning processes such as subdivision and zoning review.  Position is highly collaborative with other departments and geared toward planning, design, and engineering for a comprehensive transportation system. Responsibilities require familiarity with public space design, general understanding of different scales of projects including building, landscape, and site and street design.   Incumbent should understand community and neighborhood development, multi-mode accommodation, safety, and an understanding of place-making principles.
Examples of Duties:
Support the department in development of plans, designs, and scoping documents for all transportation and public space projects.   Projects range from small-scale neighborhood traffic management projects and streetscape enhancements to multimillion dollar, major capital plan projects promoting citywide connectivity and multimodal travel.
 
Maintain understanding of long range plans, bike/ped plans, complete streets guidelines, and multimodal standards such as the NACTO street and bikeway design guides, and the ITE Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual. Complement review in the Land Development Office prior to Transportation Department sign-off on land disturbance and building permits concerning Code and policy requirements pertaining to transportation for the City. 
 
Work with engineering and architectural firms to ensure that proposed driveways, parking lots, and ADA accesses and street fronts all conform to City standards. Follow up with after-construction review prior to the City issuing Certificate of Occupancy Permits.
Prepares and completes various permits, forms, reports, correspondence, presentations, design drawings, preliminary layouts, contract documents, project lists, cost estimates, meeting minutes, work orders, schedules, punch lists or other related documents.
 
Research, design and create presentations for the public, media and elected officials on comprehensive transportation and on specific projects. Help, plan and lead public education and advocacy efforts. 
 
Develop content, create graphics and manage the Transportation Department website.
 
Create and maintain GIS data for transportation assets.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Civil Engineering, or other design-related field, plus one year related design experience, such as but not necessarily limited to, urban design; site planning; street design; master planning; environmental and landscape assessment; and sustainable development; Or
Bachelor’s degree in a non-design related field plus four years related design experience; Or
Eight years related design experience.
 
Graduate degree education in a design-related field will be considered equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a design-related field or required design experience year-for-year;
 
Additional preferred experience in each of the following areas: civil site design, computer-aided design and drafting, project management, construction management, inspection, planning or design review. 
For more information view the full job bulletin here.
OPENING DATE: 02/04/15
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
SALARY: $39,592.00 - $48,000.00 Annually

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Long Range Planning Division is accepting applications for a Community Transportation Planner 1 position in the Long Range Planning Division’s Office of Community Transportation, located in Chattanooga.

 Application for the Community Transportation Planner 1 position requires completion and submission of the following three items:

  1. Letter explaining applicant interest in the position.
  2. Resume that is a maximum of two pages.
  3. Written responses to the four application questions listed on Page 3 of this document.

The three items should be emailed to Ms. Suzie Howard, Secretary, by 4:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Suzie Howard can be contacted at Suzie.Howard@tn.gov and 615-741-3687.

Please contact the following individual with questions about the position openings.

Ms. Tanisha Hall     
Director, Long Range Planning Division
615‐741-3421
Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or related field from an accredited college or university and at least two (2) years of planning experience, or

Master’s Degree in Planning or related field from an accredited college or university This is an Executive Service position.
 
Position Description:

The Long Range Planning Division Community Transportation Planner 1 will assist in the Division’s development and implementation of strategies that coordinate the State’s land management and transportation infrastructure needs.

  • Assists in the development of guidelines for coordination of land use and transportation decisions between state and local entities.
  • Assists in the development of rural regional transportation plans, major thoroughfare plans, corridor management agreements, and statewide access management plans.
    • Provides technical assistance to local community partners, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Rural Planning and Consultation Organizations.
    • Participates in regular collaborative opportunities with metropolitan transportation planning organizations, rural transportation consultation organizations, cities, and counties.
    • Reviews new and established federal, state, and local plans and policies and makes recommendations for implementation.

This position will require occasional statewide travel.

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The Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking candidates for the following position:

Mid-South Regional Greenprint Coordinator

Partnered with the Memphis Chamber Foundation, the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability seeks to hire a coordinator for a two-year grant funded position to transition the Mid-South Regional Greenprint initiative from the HUD grant-funded planning phase to the initial phase of implementation. 

The Greenprint coordinator will be an employee of the Greater Memphis Chamber.  The coordinator will report directly to a designated Chamber officer, and report daily to the Administrator of the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability.  Salary for this position is $64,000 annually, plus benefits.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Implementation of the Greenprint network, short-term targets, and sub-planning demonstration projects.

  • Continue coordination and education of Greenprint.

  • Development of long-term administration and funding strategy.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and apply for implementation funds to connect and expand Greenprint network.

  • Utilize Funding Guide to pursue federal and state grants for implementation projects.

  • Coordinate with partner organizations to support existing efforts or lead new implementation projects.

  • Develop project proposals to seek funding through MPOs and other dedicated funding streams.

  • Identify new streams of funding and support for Greenprint network implementation.

  • Supervise and assist development of Greenprint corridor trail guidebooks with assistance from graduate intern.

  • Conduct gap analysis in green space with emphasis on areas where public property exists.

  • Engage public partners to secure joint use agreements to increase neighborhood park space.

  • Develop resource documents and/or best practices repository to guide partners and agencies in securing donations, easements, rights-of-way and regulatory approvals.

  • Coordinate continued meetings of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Consortium.

  • Organize and lead quarterly meetings of the consortium.

  • Expand consortium membership and opportunities for plan implementation through outreach and recruitment of related groups and initiatives.

  • Conduct public outreach to continue awareness and interest in Greenprint implementation.

  • Continue ongoing public outreach at neighborhood and regional level to keep public informed about progress of Greenprint and how to get involved.

  • Prepare Semi-Annual report and disseminate to partner organizations.

  • Finalize the Greenprint advocacy toolkit under development by the Social Equity working group.

  • Promote use of Greenprint advocacy toolkit among community partners.

  • Work directly with neighborhood groups and leaders to educate individuals on the toolkit and its intended use.

  • Track use of advocacy toolkit and outreach impact.

  • Research feasibility of funding options for implementation.

  • Utilize research from Greenprint Funding Guide to test feasibility of funding scenarios.

  • Conduct opinion research to understand viability of various funding scenarios.

  • Research best practices from other cities and regions on funding for connected green space systems.

  • Take steps toward establishment of funding sources to support implementation.

  • Initiate process to establish nonprofit central entity to guide implementation long-term.

  • Research and select model organizations/funding strategies for in-person consultation.

  • Team travel to selected cities to meet with model organizations to research history, structure, and funding strategies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum five years of related experience. Management experience preferred.

  • Fundraising or business development experience with a proven track record of success.

  • Travel approximately 10%.

 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail.

  • Strong oral and written communication, including public speaking; demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and respectfully engage diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thoroughly understand strategic development.

  • Proven ability to excel without direct supervision.

  • Direct experience working with government or private sector leaders.

  • A working understanding of federal, state and local regulations and policy regarding planning and infrastructure.

  • Experience in the fields of planning, greenspace, transportation, urban design, economic and/or community development is preferred.

  • Must possess passion, motivation, and commitment with a high level of organizational, time management, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and relationship skills, communicating with confidence.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.

 
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work is conducted in typical indoor office environment.

  • Requires occasional lifting (boxes, books, and paper).

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

  • frequently required to  walk, sit, talk, and hear;

  • regularly uses hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls;

  • constantly reaches with hands and arms;

  • occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 30 pounds;

  • Regularly uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 
All sections of the application must be completed to be considered for employment.
 
Thank you for your interest.  You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

To Apply:

All applicants must complete the online employment application process. Apply Here.

 


 

Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) is seeking applicants for the position of:

Community Development Project Manager to manage Community Development and planning projects throughout Yellowstone Co., as part of the BSED team.

Qualifications:

Ability to facilitate collaborative community projects which contribute to successful business operations, job creation, and desirable quality of life. Working knowledge of Federal, State & private grant/loan programs, planning, and urban renewal. Must have excellent skills in grant writing, research, grant & project admin., reporting, state & federal compliance, budgets, and financial management. Team-oriented communicator, skilled in detailed, persuasive writing & public speaking. Bachelor’s Degree required for Full-time salaried position with benefits.

Application materials available at www.bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org or by calling 406-256-6871.

Position open until filled, review of applications begins Dec. 10th.

Please Submit:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (2 - 5 pages)
  • Signed Application

Mail To:

Big Sky Economic Development
Community Development Project Manager Position
222 North 32nd Street, #200
Billings, MT 59101


The City of Beaverton, OR is seeking applicants for 2 planning positions.

The position of Planning Manager closes January 19, 2015 and the position of Planning Technician closed January 26, 2015.

Apply online


Community Development Council of Greater Memphis/Livable Memphis is seeking candidates for the position of:


Community Engagement Coordinator/Driver

Community Development Council of Greater Memphis (CD Council) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods. We are seeking a part-time contract staff member to coordinate the activities of our innovative Mobile Porch program, including delivering it to events.


Built on top of an 18-foot trailer, the Mobile Porch is a ‘front porch on wheels’ that goes into the community to support a range of community engagement activities, such as community surveys, clean ups, mini-planning efforts, and the like. The porch is equipped with a variety of technology tools, including multiple tablet computers.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the executive director and Livable Memphis program staff, this individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinate and schedule events for the porch throughout the year.
  • Drive, maneuver, and set up (and remove) the porch and its technology at events. Remain with the porch for the duration of the event, serving as CD Council staff and working with partner organizations and members of the public.
  • Help staff and partner organizations develop online surveys for public participation, and load them onto tablet computers.
  • Support the organization’s community engagement goals.
  • Be an ambassador in the community for CD Council and its Livable Memphis program.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to work weekend days and occasional weekdays or evenings;
  • Ability to lift and move heavy items;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction;
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of individuals in a variety of neighborhoods; Energetic and enthusiastic attitude;
  • Flexible and able to resolve issues on the fly;
  • Excellent personal communication skills;
  • Interest in neighborhood revitalization; and
  • Must be 21 years old with a TN drivers license, clean driving record, and the ability to haul and maneuver an 18-foot trailer.

Compensation:
$20 per hour. Hours will vary by season and will range from 5 to 30 per month.
To Respond


Interested candidates should send their resumes accompanied by a cover letter to info@memphiscommunitydevelopment.com


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ANNUAL SALARY:  $42,120.00 - $64,022.40

BI-WEEKLY:  $1,620.00 - $2,462.40

 

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TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires the ability to operate specialized technical and general office equipment such as a computer, copier, telephone, software and systems databases to include CAD and GIS.  Requires the ability to lift and carry materials (approx. 30 lbs.) such as video equipment and cameras.  Requires the ability to read GIS related maps and drawings.  Requires traversing uneven land when conducting on-site visits throughout the City.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work is performed in an office environment.   Travels occasionally to other site locations throughout the City for mapping inspections and property activities.  May be exposed to changing weather conditions, traffic, noises, fumes, weeds, and insects.

 

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the general supervision of the GIS Mapping Manager in coordinating technical functions and implementing projects or services involving Geographic Information System (GIS) and/or Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems and software dealing with mapping and property planning activities.  Maintains and develops the geospatial GIS and CAD components.  Produces, develops, and maintains high-quality maps from GIS and CAD including charts, models, and reports for presentations and recording keeping. Analyzes, captures, edits, and converts mapping data into GIS format to ensure metadata is compliant with all government regulations and standards.  Creates, maintains, and updates databases and spatial data using thematic mapping techniques, geography, graphics, aerial and satellite data to correspond with design drawings, specifications, and plans.  Maintains map collections using GIS and CAD digitization.  Receives and responds to requests for GIS and CAD technical support.  Utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) or wireless GIS system to collect, monitor, or verify the accuracy of demographic data and property information.  Receives, updates, and maintains all City of Memphis’ maps relative to new subdivisions, developments, zoning requirements, and other projects.  Installs, reviews, and maintains desktop software and spatial database connections related to GIS in conjunction with the Information Systems (IS) division.  Conducts mapping research to ensure accurate data is received and entered.  Takes digital photographs at various properties to document and verify survey and computer data as required.    Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, proposals, memoranda, and other written documents by utilizing various computer applications.  Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with management and staff on a variety of issues and concerns dealing with GIS, mapping, and property planning activities. 

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

1.       Assists in maintaining data quality assurance/quality control procedures and standards.

2.       Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree in Geography,  Computer Science or related field and four (4) years’ professional experience in utilizing GIS and/or CAD software and related mapping techniques;  or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions.  Working experience using Environmental Systems Research Institute (ERSI) software preferred.  GIS or CAD Professional Certification preferred.

 

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NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (address, employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered.  Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.  You may be contacted via email regarding your application.

 

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