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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: 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:

Current Openings


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Estimated salary range: $85,000-$90,000

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

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager


Reports to: Communications and Legislative Affairs Manager
Department: Communications
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

Professional level position that coordinates with other departments to provide guidance and direction for all digital and print communication activities. The Digital Media Specialist will be responsible for supporting OKI’s overall communications and engagement with management and the public at large. The Digital Media Specialist will also assist in the creation of new content, based on the OKI team’s work, that informs and engages our audience. This role will also coordinate with various departmental heads to meet objectives and craft communication directed towards the public and key stakeholders.

Essential Functions:

Design and Development

  1. Coordinate and manage the creation of digital content such as website, blogs, press releases and podcasts, infographics, videos, etc.
  2. Design digital media campaigns according to agency goals.
  3. Assist in the maintenance of the website through timely updates and ongoing accessibility improvements.
  4. Develop email communications content and processes, creating templates and managing overall stakeholder touchpoints.
  5. Work to improve and refine OKI’s brand presence.
  6. Maintain and monitor all social media channels.
  7. Improves the quality and volume of traffic to organizational websites by implementing proven Search Engine Optimization techniques.


  1. Work closely with other departments to develop communications to stakeholders regarding funding opportunities, events and other news.
  2. Oversee all social media activity and coordinating its content with staff. This activity includes generating, editing and publishing daily content across all media platforms.
  3. Collaborate with other teams within the agency to coordinate messaging and direct responses.
  4. Suggest and implement communication on new and emerging platforms.
  5. Suggest strategies and methods for improved engagement.
  6. Regularly track engagement and provide critical updates to leadership on messaging, public response, and engagement metrics.


  • Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of social media campaigns, email marketing, surveys, and websites.
  • Develop and monitor Return on Investment and Key Performance Measures for all current and future platforms.
  • Stay up to date with digital media technologies and latest trends.

Organizational Objectives

  • Present data driven updates on all digital communication and digital media strategies.
  • Identify opportunities for search engine and social media optimization, as well as improved website accessibility.
  • Assist with email content management flow.
  • Provide research and writing support across digital media channels as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other related job duties and projects, as assigned.

Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Digital Media, marketing, planning or related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in digital communications, technology, or planning.
  • Proven ability to write effectively about complex issues.
  • Clearly established verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledgeable with existing social media platforms and content development strategies.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and web analytics.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and/or other CMS.
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards in digital communications.
  • Natural ability to quickly learn new digital tools and skills related to existing work.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in digital marketing, mobile marketing, and automation.
  • Knowledge of web design and web platforming for marketing and corporate communication purposes.
  • Exposure to the latest digital media trends.
  • Experience managing a social media budget and ability to reconcile departmental expenditures.

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

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager


Job Title: Water Quality Intern
Department: Regional Planning Division
Reports to: Regional Planning Manager
Classification: Temporary / Co-op / Internship; Part-time and Flexible Hours $13.50/hour; Available through June 30, 2023 (can be extended)

Job Summary:

Position requires a significant background in environmental science, and a background and/or interest in planning and GIS. Individual will work on regional planning for water quality issues under the guidance of an OKI Senior Planner.

Examples of Duties:

  • Research, collect, organize and evaluate information of importance to OKI planning efforts
  • Assist with field work
  • Assist in writing reports
  • Assist staff in preparing materials for OKI committees
  • Create and update databases and GIS products for water quality
  • Write technical and non-technical reports, summaries and presentations
  • Participate in meetings by setting up and tearing down displays and equipment, and by assisting in presentations
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Student in Environmental Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or related degree program
  • Creativity, self-motivation, and ability to organize tasks and materials
  • Experience with ESRI GIS
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

License, certification or registration:

Valid drivers license, or ability to obtain one within one month of start of internship. Good driving record.

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

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager


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

Our Purpose and Culture

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.

View our annual report to find out more of who we are and what we do.


What Does Our Staff Enjoy Most About Their Jobs?

Gaining knowledge and learning new skills

Engaging in a variety of interesting initiatives

Stimulating work environment and talented colleagues

Collaborating with other OKI departments

Feeling that my work is making a difference

OKI and Partners Impact Our Region

OKI collaborates with its 120 board members, their jurisdictions, and many other partner organizations to improve the vitality of our region. Here are a few examples of how we and our valued partners are achieving this goal:

Our Region Is a Great Place to Live, Work and Play

About the Cincinnati region

Learn more about what our region has to offer, visit Cincinnati Experience.

The Cincinnati Experience’s YouTube Channel has several videos to help you explore different neighborhoods and about the people and happenings that make the Cincinnati region a great place to work, live and play

Music Hall

Music Hall

This architectural gem is home to the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Opera. Built in 1878, it features two tiers of balconies and an ornate ceiling with decorative panels that give it a particular charm.


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is famed for its hippos, white Bengal tigers and gorillas. A visit to the zoo is a full-day experience, with rides, a 4D theater, animal encounters and magnificent gardens.

Findlay Market

Findlay Market

Findlay Market, which has been around since 1855, is a local landmark, where vendors gather to sell locally grown produce and artisan products. It is the central connection between Cincinnati’s Uptown and Downtown.

ArtWorks Mural James Brown

James Brown Mural

The mural pays homage to James Brown and his early recording years at King Records. This is one of hundreds of murals in Greater Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky region. The murals are created by ArtWorks youth apprentices and local professional artists.

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