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Transportation Analyst - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posted on April 30th, 2018

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(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Provides Transportation Analyst functions for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization, the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Chattanooga, TN-GA Urbanized Area.

Leads the development, maintenance and manipulation of transportation monitoring systems; collects, processes, organizes, builds and maintains large databases to ensure currency and accuracy of the system; analyzes, interprets and prepares data from the monitoring systems for transportation planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Organizes, interprets and analyzes data and information from various sources such as travel demand model, geographic information system, and traffic counting programs, to calculate performance measures, identify and assess challenges and opportunities, and identify the sources of issues related to transportation planning and land use development.
Identifies strategies that meet the transportation, land use and other goals and objectives in the region to address the challenges and issues.  Performs technical analyses, collaborates with other professionals, and develops committee or stakeholders group consensus to assess and implement strategies.

Develops a process and performs analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of transportation strategies/programs/projects by collecting data and information from various data sources, running travel demand model, using sketch planning tools or other traffic analysis tools.
Prepares technical reports and presents the analysis results using visualization tools to develop maps, graphs, charts, tables and photos to officials and the general public.

Develops, adapts, modifies and extends manual and electronic procedures, tools, scripts and applications to improve and enhance data collection, data analysis and presentations.
Designs, plans and conducts surveys; collects, processes, edits, organizes and analyzes data; prepares technical reports and presents results.

Develops and organizes appropriate public participation processes; prepares presentations, materials and other communication tools to facilitate project review, public meetings and community outreach and serves as lead presenter/facilitator for contentious/complex projects.

Creates a variety of materials such as maps, charts, graphics, reports, brochures and visual presentations for meetings and to facilitate community education and outreach activities with interest groups, neighborhood associations, advisory boards and elected officials.

Represents the Agency, County and jurisdictions and serves as a technical resource and consensus builder on a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, committees, task forces and other related groups.

Provides professional-level staff support to various Commissions and Boards, such as the Chattanooga Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization, including organizing meetings, preparing informational packets for members and performing other related activities.

Provides guidance and monitors the work of contractors and ensures the contract terms are met.

Reviews, interprets and applies federal, state and local regulations as they relate to transportation and land use planning.

Develops policies, grant applications and requests for proposals related to transportation, land use, and capital improvements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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