Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is seeking a collaborative, and versatile transportation modeler, or a transportation planner with a strong interest in transportation modeling, to join our well-regarded team. This is an opportunity to work on a variety of local and regional planning projects in a positive, well-supported environment. For more information visit www.trpc.org or phone 360-956-7575. This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 6, 2019.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience in transportation modeling or experience in transportation planning with an aptitude and interest in transportation modeling. Candidates without transportation modeling experience but with an interest in modeling are encouraged to apply, as on the job training will be provided.
Experience in data analysis, GIS, or other technical skills.
Familiarity with planning and planning principals.
Familiarity with programming, ideally in Python.
A strong desire to serve the public interest.
Additional Salary Information: TRPC provides generous annual leave and employer-paid medical and dental coverage for its employees. The agency is a member of the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System. TRPC provides employer-paid transit passes and supports commute trip reduction measures such as telework, compressed work weeks, and flexible schedules.
Associate Transportation Planner: Hiring range for the position is $5,468 – $6,829 per month depending on qualifications.
Transportation Modeler: Hiring range for the position is $5,888 – $7,354 per month depending on qualifications.
The Council typically approves an annual cost-of-living increase.
About Thurston Regional Planning Council
TRPC is a Regional Transportation Planning Organization, council of governments, and Metropolitan Planning Organization governed by a 22-member intergovernmental board. The agency is non-regulatory with a mission to “provide visionary leadership on regional plans, policies, and issues.”
TRPC is progressive in its approach to transportation planning, working to integrate transportation and land use decision making processes, improve access and choice for all travelers, and maximize return on public transportation investments.
TRPC staff work in small team structures to accomplish the Council’s work program and mission. Collaboration and innovation are hallmarks of the work environment. TRPC is widely recognized for its high caliber projects and services, and its inclusive approach to planning.
TRPC is located in Olympia, Washington, approximately one hour south of Seattle and two hours north of Portland, Oregon. Residents of the region enjoy a high quality of life and reasonable cost of living amid beautiful natural surroundings. With a current countywide population of around 282,000, we are one of the fastest growing regions in Washington, making our area an exciting place for regional transportation planning.