The Montgomery County Planning Department is currently seeking to fill a transportation planning support position within the Functional Planning and Policy Division. This unit works in support of Countywide growth management studies and area master plan/sector plan updates. The Senior Transportation Planner position will serve under the direction of a Planning Supervisor or Planner Coordinator and will focus on a variety of duties, including:
Developing, checking and/or managing data used in support of the application of the regional travel demand model, including transportation networks and land use data using GIS tools.
Analysis of key transportation-related data sets, such as the household travel survey, on-board transit surveys or INRIX travel speed data.
Running and updating the regional travel model, with guidance.
Supporting estimation, calibration, and validation activities associated with the regional travel model.
Writing technical memoranda and reports.
Supporting data requests from outside parties for the regional travel demand model and/or its inputs.
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Strong spatial analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with GIS software, such as ArcGIS.
Solid verbal and written communications skills.
Familiarity with the traditional four-step urban transportation forecasting model process and theory.
Interest in regional planning and travel demand modeling.
Experience with travel demand forecasting software, such as Cube Voyager.
Experience maintaining and updating multiple versions of transportation forecasting model networks simultaneously.
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data & information for succinct communication with laypersons.
Bachelor's degree in transportation engineering, transportation planning, urban planning, or a related field or a minimum of two years of applicable transportation-related technical experience.