Transportation Analyst I-Emerging Technology Program

Compensation: Grade 29, Range: $48,611 - $72,917

General Description/Information

The Position

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is seeking a qualified transportation professional for a full-time Transportation Analyst I position in the Emerging Technology Program, Transportation Technologies and Services Division. Main program activities are structured around MAG emerging transportation technology efforts. Duties include project management and coordination, research related to emerging transportation technologies and Smart Cities, review and preparation of technical documentation, data collection, analysis and processing, including assistance with innovative travel surveys design and conduct.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more technological areas, including but not limited to smart traffic signals, traffic control technologies, connected and automated vehicles, Mobility on Demand, vehicle electrification, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and innovative sensors. Additionally, knowledge of travel data and/or modern travel data collection and design methods is desirable, especially experience with smartphone-based travel surveys.
Experience with statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, STAT, MATLAB, R or other comparable statistical software and a strong background in applied statistics is required. Knowledge of ArcGIS and strong programming skills using Java, C Sharp or Python is a plus. Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must.
Successful candidate will be a strong team player who can also work independently, will demonstrate responsive enthusiastic attitude and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with numerous projects and priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.

Experience and Education

Minimum qualifications for this position include:
A bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, engineering, computer science, mathematics, geography, or related field. A master’s degree or a doctorate is preferred. At least one year of demonstrated relevant experience with a reputable engineering or a software development firm, governmental or non-profit agency, or a university.