Job Summary: The Transportation Modeler performs a variety of complex technical duties in the development, enhancements, and maintenance of the travel demand and land use models. and applies those models to develop future scenarios and projects that support MAG’s various planning efforts and programs.
Compensation: The annual salary for this position is between $62,000 – $90,000, DOE. Includes a full benefits package of medical, dental, and vision insurance, Utah State Retirement, long-term disability, paid holidays, sick and annual time accrual, 401k contributions, and more
FLSA: Salary, Full-time, exempt
Schedule: Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 6 pm. MAG offers a flexible/hybrid work schedule. Work schedules will be determined by the employee and their Supervisor and/or Department Manager and approved by their Supervisor.
Reports to: The Analytics Manager
Application: This position will be open until filled. Candidates can submit a resume to mountainland.org/careers or apply through any of the job boards where posted. The first review of resumes will begin with submissions received by 03/04/2024. If selected for the position, applicants will be required to consent to background screening and/or drug and alcohol testing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs the analysis of traffic data essential to the modeling and forecasting process.
Works with the interagency team to develop, calibrate, and validate various models.
Develops and coordinates the various models including applying models to scenarios, projects, planning efforts, and programs.
Works with the key partners to develop the Travel Demand Model and the Real Estate Market Model.
Performs ongoing model support for the following: Regional Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, and the RPO transportation plan
Performs testing, evaluation maintenance, and analysis.
Assists in transportation & socioeconomic data collection, processing, and analysis.
Updates & improves the models code (Python, Cube Voyager etc.)
Creates new post-processing tools, reporting features, and the overall model functionality in preparation for support of the transportation plans.
Improves models’ connection to GIS and various applications.
Participates in strategic processes to identify and anticipate future traffic, transit ridership, & land use.
Participates in user group meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form relationships
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
High attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Self-motivated, proactive, and assertive
Maintain professionalism, integrity, and a public service attitude
Working knowledge of transportation and land use modeling principles, practices, & processes
Ability to prepare and analyze complex GIS and traffic data
Working knowledge of computer technologies, programming language (Python preferred), and related software applications including Microsoft Office suite
Ability to analyze complex traffic modeling problems utilizing various programs (Visual Basic, SQL, etc.) and statistics, and make timely recommendations
Considerable experience in travel demand modeling, especially Cube
Considerable experience with ESRI GIS software and mapping methods and practices
Possession of a valid driver’s license is required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field
Minimum five years of experience related to the above duties
Modeling experience may be supplemented with Data Science, GIS, Programing or Engineering experience
Other Duties and Responsibilities: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. Frequent travel will be required in this position. This is a salaried position, expected to work at least 40 hours per week.
Physical Requirements: This position requires sitting for long periods of time and performing computer-related work. The individual must be able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Occasionally drives a motor vehicle within the MAG counties
MOUNTAINLAND ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Job Type: Hybrid.
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