Part-Time Temporary Positions (2 vacancies)
CenterCenter for Livable Communities
GroupResearch & Analytics
Salary Range14.00-16.00


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 Research & Analytics Group is seeking two (2) part-time, temporary individuals to be responsible for spatial data processing, land use model development, and socioeconomic forecasting within the Center of Livable Communities.

The ideal candidates for this position will be familiar with various local government data, including parcels, tax digest, zoning, land use and census data, understand data management, and have the skills to process related data using ESRI ArcGIS applications. 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.


  • Collect and process various spatial data, including census data, parcel data, tax digests, zoning data, land use data, group quarters, college enrollment, and regional growth data;
  • Support population estimation, socioeconomic forecasting, land use modeling, and analysis of regional growth scenarios;
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.


  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap or Pro) proficiency;
  • Possess strong analytical and technical skills;
  • Possess strong oral and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize work;
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently with general instructions;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning, urban studies, public policy, GIS or statistics or related field

    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.


  • Master’s degree in city and regional planning, urban studies, public policy, GIS or statistics or related field
  • Working experience and knowledge in spatial economics, city and regional planning, urban studies, land use modeling, transportation modeling, statistical analysis, and database management
  • Experience of using census data and various local government data
  • Knowledge and experience of land use modeling, transportation modeling, spatial economics, modeling and forecasting, and statistics


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, and;
  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.