Kansas Association of Mappers

GIS Analyst/Data Analyst/Transportation Engineer/Transportation Planner (Wichita, KS)

29 Jan 2021 9:21 AM | Scout Stanley (Administrator)

WAMPO, Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, is seeking to fill the position of GIS Analyst/Data Analyst/Transportation Engineer/Transportation Planner.

This position is responsible for assisting in the development of WAMPO’s transportation planning process, GIS mapping applications, regional travel models, and support model applications for various projects undertaken by the agency.

Duties:  Typical tasks and duties of a Transportation Planner may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the development of long-range metropolitan transportation plan (MTP) & short-range transportation plan (TIP – Transportation Improvement Program).
  • Assist in the development, calibration, validation, and documentation of transportation and land use forecasting models. Write computer programs and scripts needed for travel simulations and data analysis.
  • Design and conduct various types of travel surveys and data collection for model updates and individual highway and transit studies.
  • Support model applications, analyze and summarize model outputs, and present findings and recommendations to technical committees and the public.
  • Provide other technical assistance, as required.
  • Perform data maintenance through Geographical Information Systems (GIS) databases, programming scripts in Python, ArcGIS, TransCAD software.
  • Assist team members in the development of MTP, TIP, studies, planning activities, as well as public participation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Technical report writing skills
  • Knowledge of the principles of engineering, statistics, or computer science that is applicable to transportation system modeling and analysis. Knowledge of Microsoft Access, SQL, or other database programs is desirable. Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable. Knowledge of major travel demand modeling software, such as VISUM, CUBE, TransCAD, or EMME, or knowledge of microscopic or mesoscopic simulation software, such as VISSIM, is a plus.
  • Solid analytical and quantitative skills. Programming language skills, Python, or other.
  • Ability to effectively present results of research and technical analyses in oral, written and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the general public. Ability to maintain integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of WAMPO.

Education and Experience Required:

ONE YEAR of professional experience in engineering, computer programming, transportation planning, or a related discipline; and a Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, GIS or Computer Science; computer programming classes at University or experience with computer programming. Valid Kansas driver’s license required. For more information please visit www.wampo.org

To apply: Please send your resume, salary history, and references to Chad.Parasa@wampo.org

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