Transportation System Modeler II

Posted 03/02/2024

Are you looking to join an award-winning organization with a culture built on innovation and public service? Are you looking for a position that offers a hybrid work schedule with work from home options?

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking a mid-level Transportation System Modeler in the Model and Data Development program area to carry-out travel modeling activities. NCTCOG develops, maintains, and disseminates the only regional travel model for all transportation agencies in the region. The majority of model development work is done internally, and the Model and Data Development program area has forged a collaborative work environment with transportation agencies in the region and strives to do so nationally. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently permitting employees to work a hybrid schedule that consists of working part of each week in the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas, and part of each week from home within the Dallas-Fort Worth Region.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Estimating travel behavior models
  • Conducting statistical analyses on data collected
  • Automating mathematical models through software implementation and programming
  • Developing analytical techniques to take advantage of various transportation data in the form of large databases
  • Developing and using Geographic Information System (GIS) programs and techniques in the analysis and preparation of transportation-related data
  • Developing training material related to analytical products
  • Presenting and communicating analytical products and results to management and staff
  • Creating documentation of the model development process and analytical products

Required Skills

  • Understanding of travel behavior modeling through experience or education
  • Understanding of roadway or transit network modeling through experience or education
  • Experience or academic knowledge about land-use/demographic models desired
  • Experience in computer programming for computation and analytics in one or more languages (i.e, Java, Python, C++, etc.)
  • Experience or formal training in one of the major travel demand modeling software packages (i.e, TransCAD, Cube, Emme, Visum, etc.)
  • Experience in design and application of relational databases
  • Experience in design and application of statistical modeling and concepts
  • Experience utilizing GIS software programs (i.e, TransCAD, ESRI, Post-GIS, etc.)
  • Ability to explain analytical and technical subjects to staff in formal presentations, documents, and verbal communication
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details

Required Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Science or City, Regional, or Urban Planning
  • At least one year of job-related experience in the areas of travel demand modeling, data analysis, and model development, experience may be gained during academic studies or professional experience

Starting Salary Range

$63,548.00 – $76,257.60 annually

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career.  All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Background Check & Drug Testing:
All selected candidates must undergo a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Background checks include national criminal background check, employment history, motor vehicle record check, social security verification, education verification, and other elements as needed. NCTCOG is committed to a safe and drug free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping NCTCOG safe and drug free. In order to receive an offer of employment from NCTCOG, selected candidates must successfully pass the pre-employment background check and drug screening.

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.


$63,548.00 – $76,257.60 annually


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