Modeling Assistant
CenterCenter for Livable Communities
GroupResearch & Analytics
Salary Range$16.00-$18.00


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 a Modeling Assistant (part-time, temporary) to support conformity forecasting and landuse model development within the Center of Livable Communities. The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar spatial economic modeling with JAVA and Python programming skills. 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 (more hours in the summer).


  • Support programming and development of conformity forecasting and land use model;
  • Process and manipulate spatial data and generate related modeling analysis;
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.


  • Knowledge of JAVA and Python programming;
  • 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.


  • High School Diploma
  • Two (2) years of programming experience

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. 


  • College experience in the area of planning, GIS, software development, computer science, modeling or related field


  • Selected candidate will be required to comply with the agency’s vaccination’s policy as of the start date and as a condition of employment. If there is a conflict with complying with this requirement, a candidate may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if a new hire cannot comply because of a disability, or if this requirement conflicts with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

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.