Working Title: Transportation Economist
DOP Classification: Transportation Planning Specialist 4
Division: Strategic Planning and Finance
Recruitment Number: 2012-HQ-090
Salary: $56,892 – $74,688* annually depending on qualifications
Opening Date: Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Closing Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Forecasting long-term state transportation revenues is complex. Washington State Department of Transportation relies on expert economic forecasters to research, analyze and predict future transportation consumption trends, revenues and prices. We are currently seeking a Transportation Economist to serve as a project lead in forecasting motor vehicle fuel consumption, taxes and fuel prices. Econometric modeling is the primary focus of this economist position but assistance may be needed in other areas like economic impact analysis, cost benefit analysis and special transportation economic studies. A critical part of this position will be not only creating creditable forecasts but also communicating the forecast results orally to non-technical audiences and in writing summary reports.
As part of the larger Strategic Planning and Finance office, the future incumbent will conduct advanced studies concerning the investigation of economic or financial aspects of transportation problems and as lead worker for broad economic studies and SAS programming. One of the products this position produces is monthly reports with updates of motor vehicle fuel prices and factors which impact recent price and fuel tax revenue changes.
To view the full job announcement and to apply online, please visit: Transportation Economist, 2012-HQ-090