General Purpose of the Position:
The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) establishes/maintains/manages regional travel models, including a best-in-class trip-based passenger model and a tour-based freight model, with model application to support a wide range of studies, from traditional highway and transit alternatives analysis to emerging economic impact and resilience analysis. PART is also actively engaged in integrating open-source and big data for model development and analysis.
The Transportation Modeler Analyst position is responsible for assisting with the data collection and maintenance of various transportation, transit, and scenario planning modeling tools. The incumbent will provide support to the Triad Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Administrators, other regional transportation/planning stakeholders, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). A secondary function will be to understand how to execute each of the models in a support and backup role to the PART Regional Transportation Demand Modeler.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The incumbent should have a working knowledge of transportation, land use planning, multi-modal planning (e.g., bicycles, pedestrians, and transit), and a familiarity with travel demand modeling and related disciplines for geographic data analysis.
The incumbent must possess clear and accurate verbal/written communication skills for effective communication with all stakeholders.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Bachelor of Arts in transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering, geography, mathematics with at least one (1) year of professional experience, or a Master’s Degree in any of these majors with no experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards under the close technical direction of senior engineers and planners.
Qualified candidates should possess solid analytical skills, be detailed-oriented, self-motivated, and have the ability to multi-task to meet any specified deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills, which include collaboration and the ability to successfully integrate within a successful PART team.
This position is accountable to the Director of Planning. The Director will provide broad project and tasks assignments and be responsible performance evaluations, approval of time off and time sheets. Daily work activity and technical assistance will be overseen by the PART Regional Transportation Modeler.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned or required by management or PART business requirements.