Professional Engineer 1 – Senior Travel Demand Modeler/Analyst Oregon Department of Transportation Operations Division – Policy, Data & Analysis Branch Statewide Policy & Planning Section / Transportation Planning Analysis Unit Salem
Join our team as a senior travel demand modeler/analyst. In this role, you will lead the implementation and application of travel demand models to support important regional planning efforts by local and state agencies. You will be responsible for collecting, developing, studying, and maintaining transportation and land use data for use in travel demand models, scenario planning, and transportation system planning. Use your skills to help meet the travel needs of Oregonians. Apply now!
Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.
Coordinate the application of several travel demand models to support regional planning efforts.
Implement travel demand models using modeling software (such as VISUM), statistical software (such as R and Python), and other tools.
Coordinate the development, maintenance, and implementation process of multiple travel demand models – including coordinating transportation, land use, and socioeconomic data collection and studies.
Coordinate and provide expert transportation modeling and analysis advice, guidance, and review of regional plans, corridor plans, refinement studies, and other planning efforts.
Review, research, and provide guidance for new planning study techniques, data sources, and software applications for transportation modeling analysis work.
Coordinate transportation modeling and analysis work across ODOT regions, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), local jurisdictions, and consultant staff. Includes serving on technical advisory committees as a subject matter expert (SME).
Prepare and present technical deliverables related to transportation and land use modeling, including regional plans, corridor plans, procedures, manuals, and modeling processes.
Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers, provide positive and professional customer service, and present respectful and transparent interactions. Exposure to some customers who may be emotionally charged.
The majority of work is performed in an office environment, with extensive use of a computer. Statewide travel is occasionally required.
Hybrid remote work may be available, with manager approval.
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What we need:
A valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in Civil, Structural, or Transportation-related engineering.
NOTE: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain comity within six months of hire.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
Demonstrated strong transportation modeling analysis skills and knowledge.
Experience implementing and applying travel demand models.
Experience using, manipulating, and analyzing transportation, land use, and/or socioeconomic data.
Ability to work on multiple projects while scoping, assigning, reviewing, and coordinating work for others.
Ability to coordinate technical requests among a diverse set of clients – and prepare/present conclusive deliverables.
How to apply:
Before applying, click here to visit our applicant information website to learn more about our process.
Complete the following required steps:
Fill out the application or attach a resume. Please contact the recruiter under the ‘Need help?’ section if you have any questions about how to fill out the experience fields or to attach a document. Your submitted experience fields or attached resume must include dates (MM/YYYY) for each employer.
Attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly demonstrate how your experience and training relates to the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section above.
Your cover letter must be limited to no more than two (2) pages.
Please address your cover letter to Christopher Melson, Transportation Planning Analysis Unit Manager.
Generic cover letters and/or cover letters that do not address the qualities that you have under the “what we’d like to see” section may receive lower scores than those that addressed the desired qualities.
If you are an internal applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/Cover Letter’ section of the application.
If you are an external applicant, you must upload your cover letter in the ‘Resume/CV’ section of the application.
Complete questionnaire. Answer the checkbox-style questions before submitting your application.
After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. The task to claim preference will come before the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as transferable skills, experience, education, and alignment with ODOT values.
We do not offer visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. We are not an E-Verify participating employer.
Don’t attach extra documents. We will only look at documents that we ask for.
We may use this recruitment to fill multiple or future vacancies.
We will conduct name-based criminal background checks on final candidates, not including current ODOT employees.All applicants may be subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS (Law Enforcement Data System), and/or education verification as required for the position.
You will be represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871 Fax 503-986-3895
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