Job Opportunities

For those with the Passion to Make Our Region a Better Place to Live and Work and Play

Be part of a smart, ambitious team that’s building a better tomorrow for the place we call home. 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. Work-related experience is helpful but not required. Full- and part-time Internships are available throughout the year. For consideration, please submit your resume to:

Fantastic Benefits

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

Professional Development

Retirement Plans

Hybrid (in-office, remote) Work Schedules

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

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 will match with double digit contributions based on amount employee contributes.

Other Benefits:

  • Twelve (12) 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

What Does Our Staff Enjoy Most About Their Job?

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Learning and Developing New Skills

OKI supports professional development including career-related training and conference.

Supporting Community Initiatives

OKI staff volunteers and donate at multiple charities within our region.

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Collaborating with Staff and Partners

OKI’s Environmental Justice Committee meets to review project funding applications.

Making a Difference in the Region

Staff works with communities on vital infrastructure and transportation projects.

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.
Take a walk, run, ride a bike, or enjoy a festival in Smale Park along the riverfront just steps away from the office.
Enjoy a few treats on special occasions.
Be part of a staff that donates holiday gifts to local families through Adopt-a-Family.
Compete in the building's putt-putt challenge.
Participate in community events like tree plantings with Taking Root and Cincinnati Public Schools.
Staff and OKI Conference on Freight attendees visit the maintenance area for cargo planes at CVG Airport.
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What is OKI?

OKI and Partners Impact Our Region

OKI collaborates with its 118 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

Visit Cincinnati Experience

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

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, 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.

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.