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Job Openings

Accounting & Finance Department Job Openings

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Accounting and Finance Department is hiring two position, a Senior Accountant and an Accountant that may be filled at the I or II level, depending on experience.  More...

Data Science Intern

Close Date: Open Until Filled
With the guidance and supervision of senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the data science profession. 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...

Estimates & Forecasts Job Openings

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Estimates & Forecasts group has multiple job openings. The Estimates & Forecasts group ensures that the land use, demographic, and economic models are up-to-date and reflect the current and future needs of the region. The team designs, builds, and maintains a suite of small-area, land-use simulation models, and produce population estimates, and demographic and economic growth forecasts for the region. SANDAG population estimates, and growth forecasts are used by policymakers and the general public, as well as by public and private agencies throughout the region.  More...

Manager of Regional Models

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Manager of Regional Models will manage the Transportation Model Development program and team which maintains and improves a suite of models including Activity Based Model (ABM), Rapid Strategic Model (RSM), Commercial Vehicle Model (CVM), Crossborder Model (CBM), and other special market models. Key focus areas include the addition of new features related to emerging technologies, transformative transportation modes, and shared mobility. The Model Development team also support model applications in key agency projects, including regional, local, and border-related projects.  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...

Principal of Forecasts and Estimates

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Principal, will lead a team of highly-talented professionals who develop and maintain regional and sub-regional models, produce estimates and forecasts of demographic, economic, and land use data, and perform complex analyses for projects and studies. The economic and demographic modeling function is highly integrated with the transportation modeling function, and this position works closely with the Manager of Transportation Analysis and Modeling, and project managers throughout the organization to support short- and long-term regional planning activities. The ability to provide strategic leadership and technical expertise for program enhancement efforts and manage multiple inter-departmental and cross-functional project teams is an essential part of the role. More...

Regional Planners I/II/Associate*

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Regional Planning Department provides the regional framework to connect land use to transportation systems, respond to population growth, preserve the environment, and sustain economic prosperity. The department oversees the development and implementation of various long-range and short-range plans including multimodal transportation plans and projects, sustainable development plans and programs, tribal, binational, interregional, and land use coordination, environmental and habitat planning and programs, goods movement, transit planning, and performance monitoring to track implementation of plans. 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...

Senior Database Administrator/Developer

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Database Administrator/Developer will provide support for SANDAG’s hybrid cloud, analytical modeling database, and data warehouse environment that encompasses the agency’s socioeconomic, transportation, and land use data.  More...

Senior ITS Planner

Close Date: 09/23/2022 - Opened Until Filled
The Senior ITS Planner will deliver, and support several agency initiatives, including the SANDAG Next Operating System (Next OS), an important element of the Five Big Moves, which is a secure digital platform that manages real-time transportation information for people and operators that use the region’s transportation network. This role also will lead other related technology projects and systems and provide technical guidance and support for the development of concepts of operations and system requirements for agency ITS projects. More...

Senior Regional Planner (Goods Movement)

Close Date: Opened Until Filled
The Senior Regional Goods Movement Planner will develop, coordinate, and manage various studies and projects that implement the Regional Plan’s vision for goods movement. More...

Senior Regional Planner (Mobility and Integrated Transportation)

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Regional Mobility and Integrated Transportation Planner will serve as project manager for regional planning and mobility planning projects and programs that implement the 2021 Regional Plan and contribute to the development and implementation of the next Regional Plan. This work requires strong project management skills, knowledge of transportation planning, effective communication, and close coordination and working relationships with local, regional, and state agencies, community-based organizations, tribal nations, and stakeholder groups. Current projects include managing the development of the transportation network for the next Regional Plan, development of grant applications, and advanced planning for existing and future transportation projects. More...

Senior Regional Planner (Social Equity & Environmental Justice)

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Regional Planner will manage and coordinate the agency’s Social Equity and Environmental Justice Initiative. Duties include conducing social equity analysis for regional plans, programs and projects; leading public outreach and engagement strategies and partnering with community-based organizations; and developing and implementing plans and policies that advance social equity and environmental justice. More...

Senior Regional Planner (Transportation Demand Management)

Close Date: Open Until Filled
Role The Senior Regional Planner will develop, coordinate, and manage Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs that encourage the use of transportation alternatives and measurably reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled. More...

Senior Researcher and Statistician

Close Date: 10/21/2022 - Open Until Filled
The Senior Researcher and Statistician will oversee and conduct complex professional level research, statistical analysis, and data engineering related to regional demographic estimation and forecasting, transportation modeling, land use planning, and econometrics. The role will also coordinate with internal teams, external stakeholders and consultants to support data and analysis needs for the agency’s priority projects. 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 Transportation Modeler

Close Date: 09/16/2022 - Opened Until Filled
The Transportation Analysis and Modeling group has two types of roles available that support model development and model application. The Model Development team members maintain and improve a suite of models including Activity Based Model (ABM), Rapid Strategic Model (RSM), Commercial Vehicle Model (CVM), Crossborder Model (CBM), and other special market models. Key focus areas include the addition of new features related to emerging technologies, transformative transportation modes, and shared mobility. The Model Development team also support model applications in key agency projects, including regional, local, and border-related projects. The Model Application team members apply the ABM in support of regional, local, and border-related projects. They prepare transportation networks, perform model runs, interpret and analyze results, and communicate model outputs through a wide range of data and mapping presentation formats. 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...

The Sustainable Communities Planning & Implementation team has multiple Job Openings.

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Sustainable Communities section supports the agency’s implementation of the Regional Plan and the Sustainable Communities Strategy, and collaborates with local, regional, statewide, and transit agencies for the development, implementation, and monitoring of regional housing, land use, transportation, public health, social equity, and transit oriented development (TOD) programs and projects. Sustainable Communities Planning & Implementation team has multiple Job Openings.  More...

Transportation Construction Management Engineer

Close Date: Open 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...