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Participates in the collection and analysis of data for multiple projects by working with project managers to identify appropriate sources of data; gathering and coordinating the integration of data from multiple sources; compiling and maintaining databases and spreadsheets; organizing and structuring data files; working with staff to ensure data accuracy; interpreting, analyzing, and manipulating data; producing and interpreting charts, maps, plots, and reports; and utilizing transportation modeling tools. Implements model-related tasks for application projects by writing application computer programs, assisting staff in running the appropriate air quality model, interpreting model results, and providing sufficient training for planning application needs. Investigates the development of new processes in air quality model development and application-related projects and activities by studying existing methods and processes in model systems in practice; finding state-of-the-art advancement in the related areas; keeping informed of the advances in the model areas; formulating and abstracting modeling issues; connecting NCTCOG modeling needs to existing or new advances in the related areas; defining projects and tasks for implementation of the conceptual processes into new processes in air quality modeling tools; and managing, coordinating, and implementing the project concept into the application model. Manages the implementation of specific tasks by identifying resources and staff; defining technical steps with clear objectives; conducting technical analyses on various approaches and suggesting appropriate methodology; evaluating results and making recommendations; participating in internal peer reviews; and drafting presentations for committee and/or public meetings, memorandums, letters, documentation, progress reports, articles, executive summaries, and final reports. May supervise staff by providing work direction and training; establishing project deadlines; assigning and monitoring work tasks; conducting performance evaluations; assisting employees to correct deficiencies; and making hiring recommendations. Provides support to various committees by attending technical committee meetings; developing meeting agendas; preparing and delivering presentations; facilitating committee discussions; and coordinating or implementing committee strategies. Serves as an Agency and Transportation Department representative by attending committee and public meetings and/or events; attending seminars, workshops, and conferences to obtain relevant information in the transportation field; providing technical assistance to local governments, transportation providers, outside agencies, and/or the general public as requested; and drafting responses to inquiries from local governments, committees, agency staff, funding agencies, and decision-making forums regarding various transportation topics.

Required Experience
Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, or related field of study, plus one year of experience applying models used to quantify air quality emissions. One year of experience must include any amount of each of the following: Developing and running input databases applicable to the Environmental Protection Agency’s models and interpreting model results using My SQL database management system; Performing emissions estimation, quantification and various sensitivity analyses; Conducting modeling for regional transportation conformity analyses and multi-year emission inventory runs for State Implementation Plans; Conducting data collection and analysis activities by gathering and integrating data from multiple sources; Compiling and maintaining databases and spreadsheets, ensuring data accuracy; Producing and interpreting charts, maps, plots, and reports, and utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software; and Finding and learning state-of-the-art tools in transportation-air quality areas. Experience may be gained concurrently.

FLSA: Exempt

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Job Location
ARLINGTON, Texas, United States

Position Type

Equal Opportunity Employer


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North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional 9-1-1, Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX