SALARY RANGE: High $60,000s to Low $70,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)
LOCATION: Office of Long-Range Planning, Regional Planning Division
CLOSING DATE: When position is filled
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: All sources
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work. If your background and experience match the following vacancy, we would like to hear from you.
DVRPC has an exciting position on our team to lead various projects through design project development. This position provides direct assistance to project sponsors in local government and nonprofit entities in implementing various non-traditional, federally funded transportation projects in the Delaware Valley region.
As the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia region, DVRPC convenes the widest possible array of partners across a nine-county, two-state region to increase mobility choices, protect and preserve natural resources, and create healthy communities that foster greater opportunities for all. The Office of Long-Range Planning oversees the development of a Long- Range Plan (‘Plan’) for the region. The Plan serves as a blueprint for prioritizing funding for capital transportation investment in the region using data and performance-based metrics. Recognizing the integrated and holistic relationship between transportation and the built environment, the Plan also considers land use, the environment, economic development, equity, and quality of life issues, and offers comprehensive policy guidance for the region.
This is a professional position involving highly technical and statistical work in conducting demographic, economic, land use, natural environment, public health, and transportation data analysis. The employee will develop, maintain, and apply tools to forecast regional population and employment, and identify federal transportation performance measure targets and more fully incorporate them into long- range plan development and project evaluation. Additional responsibilities include data collection and assessment, research and analysis, communicating research and analysis findings through reports, web applications, presentations, and other means; monitoring other regional performance indicators to support long-range plan development; and organizing, maintaining, documenting, and sharing data. This position involves working with public and private sector agencies, decision-makers, and the general public. It is supervised by the Manager, Office of Long-Range Planning.
- Forecast future population and employment at a minimum of five-year periods through the horizon year of each long-range plan, including all socioeconomic data inputs for DVRPCs travel demand model.
- Collaborate with planning partners on target setting for federal transportation performance management measures, monitor progress on target achievement, and incorporate performance measures into planning and programming activities.
- Assist with aligning the Tracking Progress website with the Long-Range Plan, region-wide Environmental Justice analysis, and federal performance measure targets.
- Facilitate meetings with county and city planning partners in the Socioeconomic and Land Use Analytics Committee to inform forecasts and land use analysis.
- Investigate, develop, and utilize economic and demographic forecasting tools and methods.
- Assist with facilitating scenario planning exercises and modeling indicators for alternate future scenarios.
- Analyze and summarize DVRPC land use data and publish as appropriate.
- Respond to data requests from member governments, DVRPC staff, media, and public and private sector representatives.
- Support regional planning initiatives by identifying, organizing, and analyzing demographic, economic, equity, land use, and transportation data, including but not limited to, data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other federal, state, and proprietary sources.
- Summarize, visualize, and disseminate data for web products, publications, and presentations to communicate data analytics to the public, stakeholders, and decision makers.
- Prepare written text for publications, document workflows, and present research to public and private sector audiences.
- Assist with conducting public and stakeholder outreach activities related to Plan development.
- Perform related work as required.
- Excellent quantitative skills with an ability to analyze and interpret data.
- Thorough knowledge of demographic and economic data sources, standard statistical techniques, and research methodologies.
- Considerable knowledge of applicable computer applications, graphics programs, database design, programming, word processing, standard statistical techniques, research methodology, and spreadsheet software.
- Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and their applications.
- Experience with land use, macroeconomic, and travel demand models is not required, but is desirable.
- Ability to effectively present research and analysis in oral, written, and graphic form.
- Ability to think critically, solve problems, and use creativity and logic when researching data to provide detailed analysis.
- Ability to secure and analyze facts through research, interviewing and investigation and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
- Strong attention to detail and advanced organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public.
Experience & Training
To classify as a Level RA II, a minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in socioeconomic related planning work is required. To classify as a Level RA III, a minimum of five years is required. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. Training may have been gained through graduation from a four-year college or university, with major course work in a discipline applicable to Transportation or Regional Planning, Data Science/Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related field. A Master’s Degree or a full year of internship experience can be substituted for one year of experience.
To learn more about our work culture and benefits, visit our website: www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/.
DVRPC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FULL CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL ELIGIBLE, QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITHOUT REGARD TO AGE, ANCESTRY, COLOR, DISABILITY, DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, ETHNICITY, FAMILIAL STATUS, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, GENETIC INFORMATION, MARITAL STATUS, MEDICAL CONDITION (INCLUDING PREGNANCY), NATIONAL ORIGIN, RACE, RELIGION, SEX, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MINORITY, DISABLED, & VETERANS CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. NOTE: YOU MUST BE LEGALLY ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE US.
TO APPLY, SEND RESUME / CV WITH COVER LETTER TO HUMAN RESOURCES VIA:
EMAIL: RESUMES@DVRPC.ORG; OR
MAIL: 190 N. INDEPENDENCE MALL WEST / 8TH FLOOR / PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-1520