Transportation Modeler I/II — Downtown Los Angeles

Job Title: Transportation Modeler I/II
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/23/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $28.68 – $44.09 Hourly
$59,654.40 – $91,707.20 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles Headquarters – 818 W. 7th St., 12th Floor, Los Angeles, California
Essential Duties:
  • Compile, collect and organize data input related to the transportation model;
  • Perform model runs for transportation plans and studies, produce model output data and summaries, and conduct various analysis using model results;
  • Assist in model network development and maintenance activities;
  • Provide modeling and data support to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist in data collection, research, statistical analysis, and the development of land use, demographics, and employment projections;
  • Perform transportation related data research and analysis, including “Big Data”;
  • Participate in technical committees including developing and providing presentations;
  • Coordinate with outside agencies and other SCAG departments to maintain consistency, reliability and validity of the regional travel forecasting process;
  • Assist and participate in a cross-departmental collaboration in support of the development of SCAG’s plans and major projects.
 Education and Experience:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in transportation planning/engineering, civil engineering, urban planning, geography, computer science or a related field. A Master’s degree can substitute for one year of the required experience. A PhD can substitute for two years of the required experience.

Experience:
Transportation Modeler I: No experience required.

Transportation Modeler II: Two years of experience in preparing modeling data, applying models, and/or interpreting modeling data for use in transportation planning, environmental planning or related area.
Knowledge of:
Travel demand and travel behavior theory; transportation modeling theory, methods and techniques; traffic engineering and operational research; dynamic traffic assignment; the interaction between land use and transportation; advanced quantitative analysis and statistical methods; GIS and spatial analysis; demographics and economics; technical writing methods; and theories, principles and practices of urban/transportation planning and development.
Ability to: 
Compile and analyze transportation related data and technical information; prepare and produce clear, effective, and accurate reports and presentations; meet deadlines by creatively developing technical approaches and effectively utilizing available resources; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; respond to public inquiries and data requests; perform professional planning work with a minimum of supervision; and work effectively in a team environment.
 Ideal Candidate Qualities:
  • Transportation and air quality experience.
  • Knowledge/experience in travel survey design.
  • Knowledge/experience in statistical model and analysis.
  • Knowledge/experience with TransCAD and GISDK programming.
  • Strong computer knowledge and skills, including experience in programming languages (SAS, FORTRAN, C/C++).
  • Knowledge/experience in GIS methods, programming applications, and spatial analysis.
  • Knowledge/experience with socioeconomic and land use data analysis.
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