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Paid internship - Oakland - Reconnecting America - Data Analyst/GIS Specialist

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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Data Analyst/GIS Specialist Intern Job Title: Data Analyst/GIS Specialist Intern Description: Reconnecting America works to integrate transportation
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14, 2009
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      Data Analyst/GIS Specialist Intern
      Job Title: Data Analyst/GIS Specialist Intern
      Description: Reconnecting America works to integrate transportation
      systems with the diverse communities they serve, with the goal of building
      healthier and more equitable regions and communities that improve access
      to jobs and economic opportunity for all people, strengthen regional
      prosperity, provide more affordable lifestyles and housing and mobility
      choices, and help meet climate change goals.

      Reconnecting America provides the public, private and non-profit sectors
      with a fact-based perspective on equitable transit-oriented development
      (TOD), and seeks to reinvent the policy, planning and delivery system for
      building healthier regions and communities. One of our core programs is
      the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), a partnership with the
      Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) a national non-profit based out
      of Chicago, and Strategic Economics an economics-consulting firm based in
      Berkeley, California. CTOD provides best practices, research and tools to
      support the implementation of equitable and sustainable transit-oriented
      development across the country.

      Reconnecting America headquarters are in Oakland, California with offices
      in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Denver, Colorado.

      Position Overview

      The Data Analyst/GIS Specialist Intern will work closely with Reconnecting
      America and CTOD staff on a variety of project teams to provide GIS
      mapping and analysis utilizing a variety of data. This intern position is
      available starting June 1, 2009 with the possibility of applying for
      full-time employment at a later date.

      Primary Responsibilities

      -Various GIS based data analysis using datasets including assessor?s data,
      affordable housing data, census related data, employment data, and transit
      route/station location information.
      -Locating and creating station points for various TOD database related
      -Analysis and data mining of CTOD database information, ridership
      statistics, and land use information
      -Mapping and graphic representation of related data analysis to numerous
      project leads and partner organizations
      -Providing technical information to local partners on topics including
      housing, transit planning, urban design and economic development;
      -Performing research and policy development work on federal, state and
      local transportation, planning, land use and urban design policies that
      support transit-oriented development and intercity transportation;


      -Minimum of a bachelor?s degree in City Planning, Geography, Community
      Development, Architecture or Public Policy, or other related field, or
      equivalent work experience.
      -Self-directed, resourceful and results-oriented;
      -Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to work
      productively, professionally and respectfully with coworkers as well as a
      wide range of partners, constituents and other critical community
      stakeholders, in a diversity of settings;
      -Excellent research and analytical skills;
      -Excellent presentation and graphical skills;
      -Ability to translate and display complex ideas into clear,
      easy-to-understand concepts;
      -Enthusiasm for and understanding of transit-oriented development
      principles and strategies; familiarity and interest in transportation and
      development policy.
      -Motivated, enthusiastic and committed to the organization?s mission.

      Essential Functions

      -Computer proficiency, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the Adobe
      Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop) a requirement.
      -Proficiency in GIS mapping and related analysis functions. Python or
      related programming language knowledge a plus

      Firm Name: Reconnecting America

      Firm Website: www.reconnectingamerica.org

      Location: Oakland

      Paid: Paid

      Start Date: June 1, 2009

      Contact Name: Jeffrey Wood
      Contact Email: jwood@...

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