ASSOCIATE PLANNER - TRANSPORTATION
OMAHA-COUNCIL BLUFFS METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING AGENCY (MAPA)
MAPA is seeking a transportation planning professional to assist with
the Transportation and Data Section of the agency.
The primary activities of this position will encompass the maintenance
and enhancement of MAPA's travel demand model as well as traffic,
capacity and data analysis. Secondarily, this position will assist with
grant administration, mapping, documentation, report preparation, and
other transportation planning tasks.
MAPA maintains the travel demand model for the Omaha-Council Bluffs
Metropolitan Planning Area. A number of planning initiatives that will
require travel demand modeling are on the horizon in the MAPA region,
including the development of a Regional Vision, an FTA Alternatives
Analysis, and regional mass transit and bicycle-pedestrian plans. The
MAPA model is currently being converted from a daily vehicle model to a
time-of-day model with mode choice analysis.
This position requires at least two years of experience with travel
demand modeling, specifically TransCAD software. Skills in data and
statistical analysis (Excel, Access, SAS, etc.) are required. The
candidate should possess strong knowledge of transportation planning
principles and techniques and related federal, state and local
guidelines and regulations. Knowledge of transit and multi-modal
modeling techniques, computer programming, ESRI's ArcGIS software, air
quality regulations and modeling applications, and experience with
federal and state grant and Local Project Administration (LPA) are
The successful candidate will be technically competent, detail-oriented,
and highly organized. The candidate must be self-motivated and able to
work and develop skills independently. The candidate should possess
strong verbal and written skills in order to effectively communicate
technical information the public and work effectively with local elected
officials and state/federal officials.
The Omaha metropolitan area is a vibrant, growing area. Recently ranked
by Brookings as having the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, it
offers attractive urban mixed-use and suburban developments to new
residents. The metro area features multiple universities and
highly-rated public and parochial schools. Many initiatives are underway
to build on the region's current success for the future, including the
development of a robust balanced transportation system.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in transportation or regional
planning or engineering or related studies and at least two years of
progressively responsible experience, or any time-equivalent combination
of experience and education. Salary negotiable: $43,176-57,000. MAPA
reserves the right to hire at an appropriate level. MAPA is an Equal
Opportunity Employer (EOE). Resumes and applications will be accepted
until close of business January 20, 2012.
For more information on MAPA see our website www.mapacog.org
Submit resume to: A.A. Ramsey
MAPA Personnel Officer
2222 Cuming Street
Omaha NE 68102-4328
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