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Transportation Modeling Data Analyst

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking a technical specialist with strong background in database development, data analysis, computer programming, and computer modeling for transportation and land use planning, programming and forecasting activity.  Experience using demographic, economic, and transportation demand forecasting models.  Stellar math and analytical skills essential.  Familiarity with federal/state transportation planning, programming and modeling process.

Experience with economic development impact assessment tools and demographic forecasting techniques.

Essential Functions:

  1. Compiles, organizes, enters and analyzes data needed for various transportation, economic development and air quality programs and special studies.
  2. Develops and maintains population, employment, and travel demand models to forecast, analyze, and visualize large data sets.
  3. Coordinates and facilitates the Commission’s participation in traffic forecast studies.
  4. Serves as a liaison with outside consultants.
  5. Organizes and attends meetings related to ongoing transportation studies or reports.
  6. Prepares and presents reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or other closely related field preferred.
  2. At least 2 years of forecasting and/or travel demand modeling experience.
  3. Proficient in ESRI’s ArcView, ArcGIS, or other GIS software packages.
  4. Knowledge of travel demand modeling methods and practice.
  5. Skill in developing work products using the Microsoft Office suite of software products.
  6. Understanding of statistical methods and data sampling techniques.
  7. Knowledge of demographic and land use forecasting methods
  8. Experience with one or more computer programming languages such as Python, Visual Basic, C++ or similar
  9. Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment.
  10. Ability to analyze complex issues and present results in concise reports and presentations.

Please send letter of interest, resume and salary history to dcurry@spcregion.org

Visit www.spcregion.org for more information.

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Water Resource Planner

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking a full time Water Resource Planner to develop, implement and administer community & economic development related programs, with an emphasis on water resource planning and stormwater management. 

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a liaison with the public, municipalities, county planning organizations various government agencies and partners promoting storm water management and regional development initiatives.
  • Research, compile, analyze and coordinate technical, financial, policy area information pertaining to the agency’s program activity.
  • Apply federal and state development guidelines and regulations in the development of communications concerning the agency’s program activity.
  • Maintain and update files and databases on program activity.
  • Review and edit reports and memorandums.
  • Plan, prepare for, and staff both technical and specialty meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance/coordination within the 10-County region for the completion of/updates to PA Act 167 Stormwater Management Plans.
  • Develop, implement, and administer work plans for regional water resource management initiatives.  Initiatives include but are not limited to: Act 167 Planning, MS4 program compliance.
  • Development of educational/outreach materials such as fact sheets, technical guidance documents and work with key staff on maintaining and expanding the Water Resource Center’s website. 
  • Assist with the development of newsletters and other materials.
  • Coordination of regional trainings/meetings on various water-related topics.
  • Conduct field work/data collection as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Biology or other closely related field. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in water resource planning/community/economic development.
  • Experience in PA Act 167 Stormwater Planning, MS4 program, Green Infrastructure and other stormwater best management practices.
  • Experience in water resource planning and knowledge of public sector regional planning, municipal governments and state & federal grant research & management.
  • Must have communication, writing, organizational, analytical and database/computer skills.
  • GIS skills a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple economic development projects and work with federal & state officials on a regular basis.
  • Self-starter. Ability to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Experienced in outdoor data collection, comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and a variety of environments.  Use of engineering survey equipment for data collection is a plus.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license.

Please send letter of interest, resume and salary history to dcurry@spcregion.org.

Visit www.spcregion.org for more information.

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2016 Summer Transportation Planning Interns

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh, and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

SPC is seeking summer interns (May-August) to complete work in the Local Asset Management Project and Traffic Count Monitoring Program (HPMS), Multimodal Planning Group, Freight Planning Group, and Transportation Operations and Safety Group.

Local Asset Management and Traffic Count:  Outdoor data collection throughout the 10-county Southwestern PA region, including information on local roadways, bridges, traffic signals, and other transportation assets. The roadway sections used in the HPMS program are selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and include roadways in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Specialized traffic counts in support of regional freight planning efforts may be included in the overall work program.

Multimodal Planning:  Assist with data collection and field observations, analysis and presentation of information for use in development of a regional Active Transportation Plan; conduct an inventory to document existing and proposed bicycle facilities in the region (on and off-road); identify existing bicycle policies, plans and programs that have been adopted within the ten-county region; and develop a final Bicycle Facilities Inventory report.

Freight Planning: Outdoor data collection throughout the 10-county Southwestern PA region, including information on local roadways, bridges and other transportation assets. Evaluate traffic volumes, vehicle class, roadway geometry, and field observations related to the movement of heavy vehicles by roadway, rail, and waterway. Evaluate the accessibility of specified industrial sites by water, rail and roadway, identifying key linkages and cross modal opportunities and gaps. Familiarity with Excel or Access required for position.

Traffic Signal / Safety Operations: Field work associated with our Regional Traffic Signal Program. Before/after studies and Road Safety Audits within our Safety Planning area. Signal database updates, CMP Bluetooth data downloading and CDART safety data downloading.

Preferred candidates would be enrolled in an undergraduate Regional / Urban Planning, Geography, or Civil Engineering program with an interest in Transportation Planning and/or Geographic Information Systems.

Candidates should be comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and a variety of environments. Must have access to a vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license. Hourly rate of $12.50 plus travel mileage.

Additional information about the Commission can be found at www.spcregion.org

Send letter of interest and resume to hr@spcregion.org

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Transportation Models/Data Intern (Full Time)

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh, and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) seeks a summer intern (May-August) for its Transportation Models and Data Analysis group.

  • Assist staff in developing / enhancing / documenting stand alone Visual Basic applications.
  • Assist staff in developing relational database applications in Access.
  • Participate in review of existing data analysis and modeling processes currently used by staff.  Assist in modifying the processes to make them more efficient and/or user friendly. Help prepare documentation of analysis processes.
  • Develop processes for analyzing and managing large data files (like the files available from INRIX, AirSage, NPMRDS, or similar “probe” data).
  • Contribute to data visualization tasks (maps, graphs, interactive data dashboards) using Tableau (or similar) software.
  • Some field work might be assigned to accompany other staff on field views of Park-n-Ride facilities, to update our inventory of bike racks, or to test field data collection processes.

Preferred candidate would be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Urban/Regional Planning, Mathematics, Geography, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other closely related field. Familiarity with data collection, analysis, and visualization techniques; survey design; travel demand forecasting; statistical methods; and/or database design a plus.

Most of the work would be in the office during regular business hours with occasional field work.

Hourly rate of $12.50.

Additional information about the Commission can be found at www.spcregion.org

Send letter of interest and resume to hr@spcregion.org

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