Oregon Metro Senior Land Use Researcher/Modeler

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Oregon Metro Senior Land Use Researcher/Modeler


Join Metro’s modeling team!

The Senior Land Use Researcher/Modeler will be part of the Modeling Services team withing the Planning, Development and Research Department of Metro. The Department is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region and also includes many other functions and programs, including but not limited to: modeling and forecasting, data development, land use transportation planning, transportation resources, investment areas, affordable housing, supportive housing services and economic development.

The Modeling Services team develops forecasting tools for project analysis. Our work provides the foundation for some of the Portland region’s most high-profile land use and transportation decisions on matters such as the metropolitan area’s urban growth boundary, the regional transportation plan, high capacity transit, and housing decisions.

As the ideal candidate you will have demonstrated mathematical, economic, and statistical modeling experience and a specific interest in developing integrated regional land use and transport models. You will assist and/or lead in the development, application and maintenance of regional econometric land use models such as UrbanSim. You will work independently but also be comfortable working with a dedicated team of modelers and with partner jurisdiction staff, and be able to effectively communicate complex information.

Applications are due by November 14, 2022. For more information and to apply please see the following link: