Employment Opportunity with ACHD

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Employment Opportunity with ACHD

The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) in the Boise, Idaho area has a job opening for a Sr. Transportation Planner with an emphasis in travel modeling. Details and requirements follow. Please visit our website at achdidaho.org for more details.

Sr. Transportation Planner

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Sr. Transportation Planner with a Modeling emphasis in the Planning & Programming Department. Starting wage is dependent upon qualifications (DOQ).

ACHD offers an excellent benefit package which includes medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).

Primary Responsibilities:
•Responsible for maintaining and managing the District's travel demand forecasting model for use in a variety of District functions. Manages the modeling software, analyzes transportation and land development applications, and prepares reports related to modeling efforts. Also manages appropriate planning projects, including but not limited to: scoping, budgeting, consultant selection and oversight, public outreach, and presentation before the public and elected officials.
•Serves as a technical lead for transportation planning and projects.
•Establishes and maintains cooperative internal working relationships with ACHD departments and numerous District employees. Also works with developers, consulting engineers, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and members of the general public, as well as Federal, State, and local agency representatives.

•Must have considerable knowledge of travel demand forecasting software, preferably Cube Software; application of travel demand modeling within a planning framework; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); computer programming techniques; analytical and statistical research methods; principles and practices of planning and development; and project management.
•Must be able to prepare and present technical reports, analyze and compile technical and statistical information; and independently investigate modeling problems.
•Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Urban Planning or related field and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. AICP Certification is a plus.
•Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acceptable.

Mitch Skiles