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TSMO Modeling Specialist

Job Title:

TSMO Modeling Specialist

Job Category:




☐Systems and Data Management

Minimum Years of Experience/Position Level:

5-10 Years/Mid-Level

Applicable to:






☒Toll Agency

General Summary of Position / Purpose of Position

This position is a professional, licensed engineering specialist that provides advanced engineering and technical guidance for traffic and transportation modeling used in Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) focused on mesoscale analyses.

Roles and Responsibilities

1.0 Managerial

% of Time

  1. Direct and supervise staff.
  2. Meet regularly with employees to assign work, establish work objective and timelines to ensure working objectives are met.
  3. Evaluate employees’ performance, during established time frames, throughout the year and at formal review periods.
  4. Motivate and train and/or ensure required training is available for staff.
  5. Communicate regularly with direct reports, both individually and in staff meetings.


2.0 Strategic Planning

% of Time

  1. Collaborate with others related to overall TSMO planning.
  2. Employ TSMO modeling to enhance TSMO planning.
  3. Ensure TSMO modeling funding and resources are utilized in the most cost effective and beneficial manner.


3.0 Customer Service

% of Time

  1. Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to represent TSMO interests related to TSMO modeling.
  2. Maintain professional contact with elected officials, private companies, public, government agencies, and officials doing business with the State related to TSMO modeling.
  3. Promote good public relations with the persons contacted while adhering internal policies.
  4. Provide accurate and timely responses to the public, contractors, and other department personnel.
  5. Promote the resolution of outstanding technical and contractual issues.
  6. Communicate effectively (strong written and verbal communication skills) and work well with team members from diverse technical backgrounds.


4.0 Project Management

% of Time

  1. Develop and manage consultant contracts and other types of agreements that support TSMO functions and/or relate to performance targets.
  2. Develop documentation for contract funding, request for proposal (RFP) and related documents, participation on technical review committees (TRC), evaluation of contract work products, consultant evaluation and invoice processing approval.


5.0 Technical

% of Time

  1. Act as a technical advisor on modeling tools for TSMO.Modeling tools may include such as TransCAD Transportation Planning Software™, Highway Capacity Software™, Aimsun Next™, PTV Vissim™, TSIS CORSIM™, Synchro™, customized applications, or others.
  2. Implement modeling for analysis, visualization, planning and training related to TSMO programs.
  3. Identify potential added value applications for modeling tools.
  4. Identify and recommend software and hardware systems for TSMO modeling.
  5. Collaborate with other technical staff to assure system compatibility and operability with other systems.
  6. Train users on the use of modeling tools.
  7. Participate on committees, task teams and in other groups as needed.
  8. Develop technical reports, presentations, training materials, required.


6.0 Other

% of Time

  1. Perform other duties as required.



☐High School Degree

☐Technical Degree/Associate Degree

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Business

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Economics, Statistics, or another Quantitative Field

☐Master’s Degree in Engineering

☒Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferred but not required)

☐Master’s Degree in Quantitative Field (preferred but not required)

☐PhD in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field (preferred but not required)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

☐Registered Engineer in Training

☒Registered Professional Engineer

☒Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

☐Certified Information Systems Security Professional