San Diego – California
An essential component of the success of SANDAG as a multi-modal planning and project implementation agency lies with the quality and capacity of our Demographic, Transportation, Economic, and Land Use Modeling program. A team of fifteen highly skilled professionals support a variety of projects including long-range coordinated economic, land use, and transportation plans, corridor studies, major transit investment studies, infrastructure development studies, and air quality plans.
As regional issues become more complex, the demands and expectations of our modeling program also have increased. To meet these challenges, SANDAG has committed the resources necessary to develop and maintain a robust, agile, and integrated modeling infrastructure. The Economic and Land Use Modeling group ensures the land use, demographic, and economic models are current and reflect the future needs of the region. The team designs, builds, and maintains a small-area, land-use simulation model based on UrbanSim along with components from the Production, Exchange, and Consumption Allocation System (PECAS) framework and maintains the current suite of tools, including the regional Demographic and Economic Forecast Model (DEFM). These models are integrated with the SANDAG Activity-Based Model (ABM). The development and use of these models ensures SANDAG remains at the forefront of model development and supports important regional policy development and decision making.
The Senior Regional Demographic Analyst will coordinate the SANDAG sub-regional demographic and economic forecasts including detailed population, housing, and income characteristics for the region. In addition, this position will lead the development of the annual population estimates which are relied upon for current population and housing data, and will provide complex analytical support and guidance for land use planning and implementation projects, manage project teams, and coordinate modeling functions with other divisions and departments, committees, and outside agencies.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in demography, urban or regional economics, urban planning, social science, statistics, or a related field and five years of professional research experience developing demographic forecasts or estimates. An advanced degree is highly desirable.
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
How to Apply
A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to
500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
- Provide an overview of a project you have been involved in that required significant collaboration with internal or external stakeholders. Outline the tasks you were responsible for and describe your most significant contribution to the project.
- In your opinion, what is the most innovative or important land use, urban economics, or demographic modeling advancement in the last decade? Why do you feel it is important and how would you apply this advancement at an organization like SANDAG?
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.