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Paid internship opportunity: SSMMA planning intern

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) seeks a Planning Intern. SSMMA is a non-profit Council of Government representing 44 communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties. SSMMA is involved in transportation, housing, economic development, open space, environmental, broadband and other issues important to our member communities and our region. SSMMA’s GIS department supports these activities and maintains the South Suburban Atlas which provides efficient, innovative and high quality GIS services to members of the South Suburban GIS Consortium. Click here to download the full posting. Position Description The Planning Intern will be responsible for the following tasks: • Collect, organize, analyze, and input data used by SSMMA Housing staff and South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBDA) staff to identify, evaluate, and make inferences on trends used to assist with decision-making using ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel. • Conduct research and prepare results for use by SSMMA and SSLBDA staff on planning initiatives, site development opportunities, and local ordinances. • Update and maintain records pertaining to properties donated, purchased, or considered by the SSLBDA. • Provide planning technical assistance to SSLBDA and SSMMA staff, member municipalities and regional partners. • Collaborate with municipalities and partner organizations on regional planning initiatives. • Assist with updating land bank and housing websites. • Participate in SSMMA-related events. Required Skills The Planning Analyst should have a working knowledge of ArcGIS software including ESRI ArcGIS 10.3 and ArcGIS Online. Familiarity with ESRI Business Analyst Online, ArcServer, ESRI Network Analyst, and ESRI Spatial Analyst is desirable. A bachelor’s or Master’s degree in progress in urban and regional planning or related field of study is required. Relevant professional experience may be substituted for education. This is a paid ($20/hr) part time (21-25 hours/week) internship with the potential to be become full time upon graduation and exceptional review. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is an equal opportunity employer. The position will remain open until November 25, 2015 at 4:00pm. Please respond with your cover letter and resume, or with questions about the position by email (preferred), fax or mail to: Lakeshia Wright, AICP South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association 1904 W. 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429 Phone: 708.922.4675 Fax: 708.206.1133

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