The posting below describes an opportunity now open at Metropolitan
Council in St Paul, MN. I'd appreciate your help publicizing the
opening or referring candidates.
The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency and MPO for
the seven-county Minneapolis-St Paul metro area. The Council's Research
Unit is engaged in demographic and Census analysis, forecasting,
development monitoring, housing market and land use analysis, and
Questions about the opening and hiring process can be addressed to
Notice of Job Opening
Position: Senior Researcher (Senior Forecaster)
Job Posting No: 290951
Salary Range: $46,961 - $70,442
Division: Community Development
Posting Date: April 27, 2007
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Provides expertise and project leadership for demographic forecasting,
socio-economic modeling, development and re-development monitoring, and
land supply analysis. Major responsibility for scoping and
implementation of Council's demographic and land use forecasting,
including potential implementation of a disaggregate micro-simulation
model (e.g., UrbanSim or OPUS). Major responsibility for regional
forecast revisions (twice per decade), working with team to assess,
analyze and organize data inputs needed by the forecast model.
Participates as forecast expert in regional system plans development
(transportation and water resources) and local comprehensive plans
review and coordinates minor/interim forecast revisions. Provides
consultation and support for other Council projects.
Education/Training & Experience Requirements
* BS degree in demography, geography, applied economics, statistics,
a related social science, or urban planning. Master's degree is
* Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in research,
analysis, government statistics and/or data management, which includes
substantive experience in the following areas:
~ Research project design and management;
~ Forecasting and model-building (e.g. demographic, or land use, or
~ Advanced statistical analysis (regression, log-linear, cluster
analysis, factor analysis, etc.).
* Inter-disciplinary knowledge of current regional science theory
and methods, as well as understanding of metropolitan growth
* Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access, SAS for
statistical analysis, and programming tools (e.g., VBA/VB, Python, Perl
* Preference given for experience in land use econometrics, spatial
econometrics, or disaggregate micro-simulation forecast modeling, or
transportation system modeling.
* Public Sector experience preferred.
A combination of education and years of relevant experience may be
The selection process for this position will consist of a review of
your education and experience from the application materials submitted.
Applications will then be forwarded to the hiring department for further
Please visit our website at www.metrocouncil.org/jobs/apply.htm
more information about this position and for employment application
How to Apply
For consideration, applicants must submit a completed Metropolitan
Council Employment Application form and resume. Human Resources will
begin reviewing applications received approximately May 18, 2007.
Fax: 651/602-1071, or
Mail: Human Resources, 390 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101
Clearly indicate the job title and posting number on information
submitted. Candidates who do not submit the required information will
not be considered. Employment application forms are available at
Robert J. Paddock
390 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101