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Administrative Analyst

Close Date: Open until filled
The Administrative Analyst performs and coordinates professional, analytical, and administrative duties in support of the Business Services program. Responsibilities include participating in the preparation of procurement documents, contracts administration, office space planning, budget development and monitoring, and the development and implementation of business processes improvement and continuity plans, in partnership with the Manager of Roadway, Facility, & Business Operations. This position is ideal for an individual with a business/office administration and contract support background and interest in furthering their expertise in business administration. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to work in-person in the San Diego office. More...

Associate Data Scientist

Close Date: Open until filled
The Data Scientist will contribute as a critical team member in the newly established Data Science & Analytics department to develop data-driven analytics applications across the agency and support various research efforts. The Data Scientist will support 5 key agency priority projects: NAVWAR / Central Mobility Hub, Regional Plan, Otay Mesa East Port of Entry, Mid Coast Light Rail, and Del Mar Bluffs research, and will conduct statistical analysis and forecasting related to regional demographics, land use planning, and econometrics and will participate in and coordinate data analytics projects. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys analytical and critical thinking and problem solving who is highly organized, flexible, and can be relied upon to meet deadlines with changing priorities. More...

Associate Project Control Analyst

Close Date: Open until filled
We are hiring for an experienced project control specialist or project scheduler who has a strong technical background and an interest in furthering their expertise in the coordination and administration of large-scale capital project delivery.  More...

Business Analyst II/Associate

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Business Analyst will support the Regional Transportation Services Department by preparing program reports, performance metrics, and data analyses for Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Toll Operations (SR 125 toll road and I-15 Express Lanes), and other projects; maintaining status information for various contracts; assisting with the preparation of procurement documents; supporting project managers with developing and monitoring the annual program budget; and supporting the iCommute Guaranteed Ride Home and Bike Parking programs. More...

Contracts and Procurement Analyst

Close Date: Open until filled
Contract Analysts concurrently support numerous procurements at various stages of development, the ability to work cooperatively with project managers and vendors and meet deadlines is integral to the role. These positions will support various types of technology-based contracts including dynamic charging lanes for electric vehicles, broadband projects to address the digital divide, geographic imaging and modeling services, toll road systems, software and hardware, and systems used by law enforcement agencies. If you think you would enjoy the challenge of working on technology-related procurements and helping project managers successfully navigate procurement laws and policies, these Analyst positions may be a great fit for you. These positions will be working onsite at our downtown San Diego office. More...

Data Scientist/Modeler

Close Date: April 8, 2022 – Opened until filled
Model Development team members maintain and improve a suite of models including the Activity Based Model (ABM), Rapid Strategic Model (RSM), Commercial Vehicle Model (CVM), Cross border Model (CBM), and other special market models. Model Application team members apply the ABM in support of agency priority projects and initiatives including the regional plan, corridor studies, capital improvement projects, member agency development projects and climate action planning efforts. More...

Director of Regional Justice Information

Close Date: Open until filled
The Regional Justice Information Director will oversee the activities and operations of the Automated Regional Justice Information System, or ARJIS. The Director will work with several regional stakeholders, including public safety executives, to plan and implement programs, projects, and initiatives meant to improve justice information sharing, and will adopt tools and solutions that improve public safety across jurisdictions. More...

Director of Transportation System Operations

Close Date: Open Until Filled - First Review May 13, 2022
The Director of Regional Transportation Services will oversee and provide leadership for the programs, services, and operations of the Regional Transportation Services Department. This position is ideal for a senior manager or executive with experience overseeing operations-based transportation programs and a desire to provide innovative commuter solutions to the San Diego Region. More...


Close Date: Open until filled
The Economist will lead the development of applied technical analysis and implement strategies for the solution of highly complex regional economic and fiscal issues. The position will lead programs and serve as project manager for economic research and fiscal impact studies for public and private organizations. This position coordinates region-wide fiscal and economic strategies designed to proactively leverage new opportunities and drive the agency toward reaching its strategic goals. The Lead Economist will directly support the Chief Economist and Data Science and Analytics Department. This position may be filled at either the Principal or Senior level. More...

Geographic Information Systems Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The GIS Analyst is responsible for creating sophisticated mapping and visualization tools to help planners, modelers, and decision-makers visualize real-world events. The GIS Analyst will prepare maps and analytical reports, maintain and enhance an urban land information system, and design, develop, test, maintain, and document GIS databases and applications to support planning, research, and public safety programs. This position is ideal for a GIS professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise performing specialized mapping and analysis in a regional planning environment.  More...

Manager of Public Information and Media

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Manager of Public Information and Media will supervise, manage, and oversee the public information, marketing, digital engagement, and internal communications activities and operations of the agency. This position will coordinate communications, public information, social media strategies, programs, projects, and activities with other departments, the Board of Directors, Policy Advisory Committees, member agencies, outside organizations, stakeholders, and the public. More...

Network Administrator

Close Date: Open until filled
The Network Administrator will be instrumental in assisting the Senior Information System Analyst in delivering IT solutions for SANDAG’s business needs. This position is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, upgrading, implementing, and troubleshooting servers, networks, cloud services, applications, workstations, and peripheral devices under the guidance of the Senior Information Systems Analyst. The primary focus of this position is network administration through technology delivery and maintenance. This position is best suited for a professional with the capacity to establish, maintain, and foster cooperative working relationships, along with a can-do-attitude and willingness to support the team with activities and projects when needed. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to work in-person in the San Diego office. More...

Network Engineer

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Associate Network Engineer will be responsible for the management and security of information technology assets, networking infrastructure, and network monitoring systems that make up the complex Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) Enterprise System. This position will play an integral role in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of public safety information shared among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This opportunity is ideal for a technology professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in support of regional public safety initiatives.  More...

Payroll Accountant

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Payroll Accountant will be a reliable individual who is detail-oriented and organized, demonstrates initiative, and has the flexibility to meet changing priorities and workload demands. Excellent communication and customer service skills, and the ability to utilize sound judgment when working with vendors, other agencies, and employees are essential to this position. The Payroll Accountant will perform complex administrative duties and will be responsible for preparing and processing bi-weekly payroll, auditing payroll reports, processing tax forms, performing data entry, preparing account reconciliations, setting up voluntary deductions, and resolving payroll issues accounting functions, statistical analyses, and interpretation of information in the preparation and evaluation of fiscal records, transactions, statements, reports, and systems and procedures, particularly those related to payroll functions. The Payroll Accountant is an integral member of the Payroll team that supports a staff group of approximately 400 employees. This position ensures the timely and accurate processing of bi-weekly payroll for the agency. More...

Principal Management Internal Auditor ** REMOTE FLEX SCHEDULE OFFERED**

Close Date: Open until filled
The Principal Management Internal Auditor performs and coordinates administrative, financial, operational, and management audits and reviews of SANDAG activities and programs. A flexible work schedule is available for this position. More...

Regional Planning Intern

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is hiring several intern positions to support our regional planning efforts. Various teams in the Regional Planning and Engineering and Construction Departments are looking for support, our Regional Planning teams include: Climate, Digital Equity, Environmental Compliance, Habitat Conservation, Shoreline Preservation, Intergovernmental Coordination, Integrated Transportation, Mobility, Strategic Partnerships, Sustainable Communities, Rail, and Technology. The interns selected will have a unique opportunity to experience the many areas of regional planning, receive guidance and mentoring from senior staff, while building their network, gaining real-life work experience, all while increasing the quality of life for the residents in the San Diego region. More...

Research Analyst

Close Date: Open until Filled
The Research Analyst will assist with the design, implementation, tracking, and analysis of various studies and efforts that support a broad range of regional projects, programs, and policy initiatives. Responsibilities include providing quality control review for data and tools, providing technical support for data management and analysis for large data sets, including data cleaning, data manipulation, data analysis, preparing written and visual reports, and tracking department data requests. More...

Research Assistant

Close Date: Open Until Filled
With the guidance and supervision of senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the applied/criminal justice research profession. More...

Senior Community Benefits Agreement & Labor Compliance Project Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
In support of the workforce opportunities initiative SANDAG is implementing a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). This position will collaborate with the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council to maximize opportunities for local and disadvantaged workers on SANDAG projects throughout the San Diego region and will manage the SANDAG CBA and labor compliance program. Ensuring strong working relationships with state agencies, unions, construction associations, and other stakeholders will be a key responsibility in this role. The CBA will benefit the San Diego region by advancing racial equity, assisting vulnerable individuals, and supporting underserved local communities.  More...

Senior Compensation Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
SANDAG’s mission is to pursue a brighter future for all; this includes creating an environment where team members, with a passion for public service collaborate and do their best work on behalf of the San Diego region, are provided with opportunities to advance professionally, and are celebrated and rewarded for their outstanding achievements. More...

Senior Compliance Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Compliance Analyst will be an integral part of the Diversity and Equity Department and will support, manage, and administer the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. This position will provide comprehensive direction that meets compliance requirements with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The position will provide assistance to the SANDAG DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO), Executive Management, SANDAG staff, and Consultants/Contractors. These requirements entail reviews of DBE commitments, development of an annual shortfall analysis and corrective action plan (if necessary), compliance with mega-projects subcontracting plans, Commercially Useful Function (CUF) reviews, good faith effort evaluations, terminations/substitutions, and developing program initiatives and procedures to ensure SANDAG is in compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) DBE regulations. More...

Senior Data Scientist/Modeler

Close Date: April 8, 2022 – Opened until filled
The Senior Data Scientist/Modeler will manage the model development and model application teams and will support the development and maintenance of a robust, agile, and integrated modeling infrastructure to support policy development and decision making.  More...

Senior Technology Project Manager

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Technology Project Manager will provide IT project management, support project implementation and ongoing maintenance of new IT solutions. This position will support the implementation of TPMO processes and policies, coordinate activities among project teams, support the Information Technology Steering Committee, and work with managers and employees to define, prioritize, develop, and implement IT projects. One of the top priorities for this position will be supporting the implementation of an ERP system. More...

Senior/Associate Government Relations Analyst

Close Date: April 15, 2022 – Open until filled
This position is best suited for a Government Relations Analyst with experience and interest in collaborating with regional, statewide, and federal partners. The Analyst will support the funding and advancement of SANDAG programs and projects. Focus areas include the implementation of the annual Legislative Program and coordinating with other SANDAG departments to develop comment letters on federal and state policies. This position is being filled at either the Associate or Senior level More...

Strategic Communications - Multiple Positions Open

Close Date: Open Until Filled
With public outreach and education as the foundation of our work, the Strategic Communications Department is focused on developing and implementing communication and marketing plans to promote awareness and educate the public regarding the variety of projects, programs, and policies that SANDAG plans, funds, and builds for the San Diego region. There are several positions available.  More...

Talent Acquisition Leader

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is positioned to become a world-class organization and needs a forwardthinking talent management professional to reimagine the agency’s practices for attracting the best and brightest individuals to a career in public service. Come shape our strategy to attract diverse, high-quality talent pools, and develop processes that enable a team of recruiters to successfully manage recruiting efforts in the San Diego region. More...

Transportation Construction Management Engineer

Close Date: April 15, 2022 – opened until filled
The Transportation Construction Management Engineer provides technical guidance, project, and construction management for capital project delivery including design, construction, and quality management. This position will support construction projects and will coordinate various activities to ensure the delivery of quality construction on SANDAG capital projects. More...

Workforce Development Program Administrator

Close Date: Opened until filled
The Workforce Development Program Administrator will be responsible for implementing the SANDAG Workforce Opportunities for Rising Careers (WORC) program that is designed to create meaningful and lasting career pathways for disadvantaged individuals, including women, minorities, veterans, homeless, formerly incarcerated, and other under-represented populations into the region’s working population. As part of implementing the CBA, the Program Administrator will collaborate with the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council to maximize opportunities for local and disadvantaged workers on SANDAG projects throughout the San Diego region. More...