Iowa DOT Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of Systems Planning is seeking a
highly motivated and experienced Travel Demand Modeling Coordinator/Transportation Planner
to work on the Modeling, Forecasting and Telemetrics team. Successful candidates will have
a high degree of interest and experience in all aspects of travel demand modeling.
Candidates will also have a considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of
urban and regional transportation planning.
This position is responsible for coordinating, developing and applying travel demand
models in cooperation with Iowa's nine Metropolitan Planning Organizations to support
long-range transportation planning and project development. Work will entail extensive
hands-on application of travel models and interpretation of model results for decision
making. This position will play a critical role in strengthening and improving Iowa's
urban traffic modeling efforts by implementing the Iowa Standardized Model Structure
(ISMS) in the MPO travel demand models using TransCAD, ArcGIS, GIS-DK programming language
and Structured Query Language (SQL) database tools. This position will provide ongoing
training and support to MPO travel model staff.
This position will provide technical training, development, maintenance and application of
the Iowa Travel Analysis Model (iTRAM), the DOT's statewide travel demand model. This
position will work closely with the team's Traffic Forecasting Coordinator for
successful use of the iTRAM to support rural traffic forecasting, project analysis and
corridor studies. This position will play a critical role to support an update to the
Position responsibilities include providing support and assistance to staff in performing
long-range planning activities for highways including capacity analyses, roadway condition
analyses, vehicles miles traveled, secondary road fund distribution factors, performing
system mileage checks in the department's
Geographic Information Management System (GIMS) and Roadway Asset Management System
(RAMS), Road Use Tax Fund analysis, and other system reporting measures using SQL.
This position will work with large data sets such as Census Data, household travel survey,
Global Positioning System (GPS) and location-based origin/destination, traffic count
database TRAffic DAta System (TRADAS) and in-house GIMS and RAMS data.
This position is responsible for learning and providing technical training and support to
DOT team members for mesoscopic and microscopic simulation modeling using TransModeler.
Other responsibilities include duties as assigned, representing the department and making
presentations to MPO and RPA technical committees and policy boards, Midwest Travel Model
User Group, and conferences. This position will require excellent written and oral
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a planning or
closely related degree is a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are
essential. Overnight travel not regularly required.
Salary: Minimum $55,140.80 - Maximum $85,404.80
To Apply follow this link:
Phillip J. Mescher AICP, CPM
Please Note the New Email Address!
Travel Modeling, Forecasting & Telemetrics Team Leader
Tel 515-239-1629 | Fax 515-233-7857 | Phil.Mescher(a)iowadot.us