The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Department of Transportation Planning (DTP) is seeking a Travel Forecasting and Emissions Analysis Program Director to lead a professional team that applies and develops travel demand forecasting methods for the Washington, D.C. region. These methods support a wide variety of regional transportation and air quality planning activities that are conducted by the Department and are commonly adapted by state and local planning agencies for project planning purposes. The Program Director will oversee multiple technical work program activities including the evaluation of the Long-Range Transportation Plan, air quality conformity and mobile-source emissions analyses, technical assistance studies and long-term travel modeling development efforts.
An employee at this grade serves as an expert advisor to the DTP Director and to members of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments regarding travel demand modeling methods and practice. He/she will be required to communicate and coordinate with fellow DTP Program Directors and with staff in other COG departments, including the Department of Community Planning and Services (responsible for providing fine-area land activity forecasts) and the Department of Environmental Programs (responsible for coordinating with state environmental agencies on matters relating to mobile emissions modeling). The employee must possess a high degree of resourcefulness in carrying out project initiatives in support of TPB policy interests and DTP program objectives. Given the responsibility to directly work with elected officials, senior officials from state and local transportation agencies and members of the media, an executive level of professionalism and political sensitivity is expected to be consistently demonstrated.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
The Travel Forecasting and Emissions Analysis Program Director will:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Transportation Planning or related quantitative, technical, planning or management discipline. Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in the development and application of travel demand modeling. Experience will include the analysis and interpretation of demographic, transportation survey and transportation systems data that typically supports regional travel demand modeling activities. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Familiarity with local governments and transportation agencies in the Washington, D.C. area is desirable. Knowledge of Washington, D.C.’s transportation system characteristics and features is desirable.
At least five years of supervisory/management experience in similar environment. This position involves managerial responsibility for a team of 15 professionals that carry out major work program activities. The Program Director performs daily supervisory responsibilities, performance management and will also be responsible for other similar supervisory duties including personnel, budgeting, and contracts management. Administrative duties will include hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work activities; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Promotes professional growth of team members. Oversees contracting work and temporary personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s administrative policies and applicable laws.
Computer Knowledge and Skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Familiarity with Cube Voyager software, statistical analysis packages; GIS System, database management, report generator; computer graphics, presentations and desktop publishing are desirable.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, salary history, and resume to:
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 300 - Attention: OHRM
Washington, DC 20002-4239
Or visit our website at: www.mwcog.org
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