Community Development (Comprehensive Planning) PT Temporary
CenterCenter for Livable Communities
GroupCommunity Development
Salary Range$14.00-$16.00

Position Summary 
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.

The ARC Community Development Group is seeking part-time, temporary support to the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI), Local Comprehensive Planning and Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP), within the Center of Livable Communities.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong skills in research, graphic design,  mapping, using of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap or Pro), writing, and an interest in Land Use Planning.  Some experience with InDesign, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.  To be successful, candidates should have solid time management skills, ability to work independently and possess a desire to learn, overcome challenges and solve problems.

This temporary position is not eligible for benefits; working up to 29 hours per week.


  • Assist Project Managers on formatting and development of plans, reports and presentations;
  •  Assist Project Managers on data collection for CDAP projects;
  •  Assist staff in mapping tasks for CDAP , Local Comprehensive Plans and LCI;
  •  Assist staff in Plan Open Houses;
  •  Compile information from LCI Plans and Project Sponsors;
  •   Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.


  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap or Pro);
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Census data products;
  • Strong analytical and technical skills;
  • Willingness to assess and learn an array of tools as needed;
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize work;
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently with general instructions;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically PowerPoint.


    • Bachelor’s degree


    • Completion of one semester of graduate work in Geography, Planning, or related area of study

      An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation


    In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:  

    1. Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration across functional disciplines
    2. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency;
    3. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable outcomes, and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain goals
    4. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact
    5. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing his/her expertise to others in an effort to build and sustain effective internal and external working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust and integrity.