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Job Opportunities

Don’t see a position posted on our Careers page which fits your skill set and/or interest? We welcome your interest and resume submittal for future consideration. Submit your resume to: jondrovic@oki.org and check back periodically for specific career opportunities.

Paid Internships

OKI offers paid internships throughout the year with meaningful work assignments and projects. Opportunities exist on our Regional Planning team that focus on Environmental Planning, Land Use, and Water Quality. We seek students in Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Science, or related degrees. Prior related work experience is helpful, but not required. Internships are available throughout the year, both full and part time. For consideration, please submit your resume to: jondrovic@oki.org

Current Openings

JOB SUMMARY

Professional level position that completes highly technical GIS/mapping projects and generates data under minimal supervision. Individual will develop spatial databases and web-based applications for land use planning, transportation planning, economic development, and environmental and open space planning. May train and/or oversee the work of others.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Contributes strategic vision and integrates a broad range of ideas regarding software development and GIS applications. Undertakes the highly complex applications development projects involving GIS.
  • Develops enterprise-level software solutions with full competency and aligning with established design and architectural guidelines.
  • Develops, tests, debugs and maintains an array of custom web-based GIS applications, tools and supporting web services using standard software lifecycle processes.
  • Leads design/coding sessions, develops solutions, and implements solutions.
  • Assist in data integrity and quality assurance activities to ensure application stability.
  • Provides advanced technical support to internal and external users, identifies problems and/or issues, and provides resolution in a timely manner.
  • Creates and maintains geographic data sets that may either be mapping quality or survey quality that include entry, retrieval, and evaluation of data usability.
  • Provides maps and associated information to OKI Staff, the public, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Effectively presents, communicates, and articulates technical information to all levels of the organization and board.
  • Automates repetitive GIS tasks utilizing Model Builder and Python.
  • Mentors and fosters growth of peers and team members.
  • Assists department manager with GIS related issues.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Geography, GIS or closely related field.
  • 4 – 5 years experience with developing large scale browser-based JavaScript applications with mapping functionality.
  • Extensive GIS skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of general cartographic methodology, practices, and procedures.
  • Proficient with JavaScript, HTML, SQL, Google Big Query, CSS, Dojo, Python, REST services, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, Word and Excel.
  • Experience in database management.
  • Familiarity with grid systems and projections.
  • Individual must be creative and self-motivated.
  • Ability to manage priorities, take initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.

If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to:

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F

OKI has Fantastic Benefits

Health, HSA & Wellness
(including dental, vision, FSA, Life, and LTD)

Hybrid (in-office, remote) work schedules

Professional Development

Retirement Plans

Health Insurance

  • OKI offers an excellent, 100% employer paid, health plan for full time employees and their families.
  • No waiting period for health insurance coverage. Date of hire enrollment
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for tax-free deposits with generous employer funded contributions
  • Wellness and Rewards program — Earn generous individual rewards for healthy activities

Dental Plan

OKI pays 90% of the Dental Insurance premium for regular full-time employees and their families.

Vision Plan

OKI pays 100% of the vision insurance premium for regular full-time employees and their families

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Employees may choose to use an FSA to set aside pre-tax dollars for dental and dependent care expenses.

Life Insurance

100% employer paid. Benefit pays two times the annual salary, up to $350,000

Long-term disability

100% employer paid. Coverage equal to 70% of your earnings up to $10,000 per month.

Hybrid (in-office/remote) work schedules

Set remote and in-office working days. Flexibility in work schedules. 37.5 hour work week.

Professional Development

  • Rich continuing education and career development opportunities.
  • Employees are encouraged to join and participate in professional organizations and attend annual meetings and seminars as a way of advancing their own professional status or realizing the goals of OKI
  • Tuition reimbursement eligibility for college credit courses, continuing education unit courses, seminars and certification

Retirement Savings

Employees participate in 401a retirement plan and the option to participate in a 403b retirement plan. With participation, OKI may match with double digit contributions, based on amount of employee contributions.

Other benefits:

  • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  • Free Bus Passes
  • Free Parking
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Other voluntary benefits — employee paid
    • Cancer, intensive care, disability insurance and sickness indemnity
    • 457 Deferred Comp Plan
    • College Advantage Plan

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Our purpose is a simple and sincere one: to make this region a better place to live for everyone. We began as a go-between to help the region get federal funds for highways. We still do this today. But we are also a forum for our members to share transportation, environmental, economic, and other challenges for which causes and solutions cross political boundaries.

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