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Transportation Modeler, Open Until Filled

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) seeks qualified applicants for a Transportation Modeler. 

Interested parties are required to fill out an official PAG application.  Job descriptions and applications are available at PAG, 1 East Broadway, Ste 401, Tucson, AZ, or on the PAG website:

PAG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit an official PAG application form.  Applications and complete position descriptions are available from:

Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 792-1093 or

The standard application form must contain comprehensive and detailed information in order to be properly evaluated; additional material may be submitted with the official form.

Applications and supplemental information will be evaluated to determine each applicant's qualifications. Those applicants’ best qualified in terms of relevant education and experience will be invited for an interview. Final appointment will be made by the Executive Director.

Applications may be submitted to:
Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Fax: (520) 792-1815

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of an application that was submitted electronically, please contact PAG's Human Resource Department to confirm your application was received.

(Note: Employment with the Pima Association of Governments is contingent upon continuing receipt of planning or program support from federal, state and local funding agencies.)


  • HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE: Several plans are available for both health and dental care.
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO): 16 days first year, increasing by years of service.
  • PAID SICK TIME OFF (PST): 5 Days per year.
  • PERSONAL DAYS: 2 days.
  • HOLIDAYS: 10 paid holidays.
  • CREDIT UNION: Full-service, including savings, checking and loans.
  • RETIREMENT: Arizona State Retirement System; ICMA/RC Deferred Compensation

(These benefits are currently in effect, but are subject to change.)


Job Class: Transportation Modeler

FLSA: Exempt

General Description Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for work of maintaining and operating the regional transportation models to produce travel forecasts for the PAG region. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintains PAG’s travel demand and/or relevant models in generating and interpreting travel forecasts and related statistics for the short- and long-range transportation plans (TIP and RMAP) and other special studies.
Performs analysis and management of travel and traffic data sets and transportation model applications and maintenance.
Performs programming and script writing for the transportation planning process.
Assists in data collection and analysis for transportation planning and modeling.
Prepare meeting agendas and summaries.
Communicate effectively orally, in writing and graphically.
Represents PAG at various meetings and conferences related to regional planning.
Performs related work as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.

Minimum Requirements:

At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree with one year of related experience OR an undergraduate degree with two years of related experience OR equivalent.

Experience and Abilities:

Basic knowledge, education and experience in multimodal travel demand modeling and forecasting.
Basic knowledge of transportation planning, traffic engineering, statistical and mathematical methods as well as federal transportation planning requirements.
Ability to effectively manage time, materials and data.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Computer Skills:

Strong knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following:
• Travel demand modeling software such as TransCAD and its associated scripting language.
• Programming language and debugging capability such as Python, C++, and Java.
• Statistical analysis software such as R and Alogit.
• Spreadsheet, word processing, database and presentation software such as MS Office.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear; to see, interpret and respond to graphical data displayed on a computer monitor.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to drive to locations and participate in meetings and events. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.


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