The position is responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the suite of technical tools and data sets that COMPASS currently uses to support and enhance its planning, project, and resource development activities, as well as identifying and developing additional tools that would further enhance the technical capabilities of COMPASS, as part of a team of technical planning professionals. The existing tools and data sets include a travel demand model, an air quality conformity demonstration model (MOVES), geographic information systems, an economic cost/benefit model (TREDIS), performance measurement tools, and databases housing a significant number of datum.
The work in this position involves the performance of complex technical tasks, including travel demand modeling, geographic information systems, and database management. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to serve in a bridge role between technical tasks and planning activities, being able to interpret and clearly explain technical tools and results to both planning staff and other end-users of the information.
Depending on skills and experience, the incumbent may serve in a leadership role for the technical planning professional team, providing strategy and work plans for the group, and mentoring, development and supervision of staff.
Experience in leading and supporting multiple information technology programs and projects; Knowledge of transportation planning, Knowledge of research methods, statistical methods and techniques used in travel demand modeling, Knowledge of travel demand modeling methods, including network analysis and typical model structures; Proficiency in ESRI’s ArcView, ArcGIS, and/or other GIS software packages, database management products, such as SQL, PostgreSQL, or other database software, programming languages (Java, Python, C++, etc.) Please see job posting at http://compassidaho.org/people/jobs.htm for complete listing of desired qualifications.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary includes comprehensive benefits and is dependent on job classification, skills, experience and education
About Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS)
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is an association of local governments working together to plan for the future of southwest Idaho. COMPASS is organized under a joint powers agreement which authorizes COMPASS to conduct planning and coordination activities in these areas: air and water quality, economic development, emergency management, land use, mapping and geograp...hic information systems, population and employment, public services, facilities and utilities, recreation, parks and open space, and transportation.
COMPASS serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Ada and Canyon counties.
COMPASS is a voluntary, member based organization, comprised of 23 member agencies including the cities, counties, and highway districts in Ada and Canyon Counties, and is governed by a 35 member board made up of elected officials from member agencies. COMPASS has an annual budget of approximately $3 million and receives its funding from membership dues, federal planning grants, federal Surface Transportation Program funds, and miscellaneous fees for services.
COMPASS currently has a staff of 17 skilled professionals that continually seek new ways to provide valuable services to member agencies and the region. COMPASS offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package to its employees. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about COMPASS at our website, www.compassidaho.org.
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