The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 |

Job Description

Participate in traffic and transportation corridor and area studies, and various types of land use evaluations. Close supervision is provided by a supervisor who assigns tasks, gives preliminary instructions, reviews work in progress and upon completion for quality and adherence to established standards. This kind of work requires good communication skills, an affinity to quantitative methods, and a strong interest in transportation and land use.


  • Assists in providing both technical and policy recommendations on best practices addressing corridor mobility, access, growth, development and safety.
  • Play a major role in development of access management outreach materials.
  • Liaise with state, county and municipal officials in marketing access management principles.
  • Assists in the development, calibration, and application of transportation models.
  • Prepares input data for simulation models; codes transportation network data; tabulates and visualizes model outputs and compares results with actual current and historical data.
  • Contributes text, tables, and graphics to various technical reports.
  • Participates in transportation studies and programs including collection, tabulation, and analysis of technical data.
  • Assists in the preparation of study reports and memoranda.
  • Assists in the preparation of presentation material including graphs, maps and other visual displays.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Strong interest in transportation planning and design principles and issues.
  • Knowledge of land use principles.
  • Strong marketing/public outreach skills.
  • Proven record in the application of quantitative methods.
  • Computer skills in areas such as ArcGIS, Excel, VISSIM, SYNCHRO, and Adobe Illustrator software.
  • Specific knowledge in one of the following areas is a plus: travel demand modeling, traffic micro-simulation, highway capacity analysis.
  • Ability to perform field studies and data collection.
  • Ability to present results of research and technical analyses effectively in clear and concise written and graphic form.


This position requires a minimum commitment of 22.5 hours per week (3 days/week) and up to 37.5 hours per week during the Spring 2014.


Paid at rates commensurate with level of education and skills.

Minimum Education and Training

Must have completed at least THREE YEARS of a college/university program or be enrolled in a master's program (preferred), or an equivalent combination of experience and training, plus substantial experience, interest or involvement in transportation issues.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to:

DVRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliation, disability or marital status. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.
Employment is contingent upon ability to comply with Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations which states when offered employment "identity and right to work in the United States" must be produced.