Economic and Demographic Analysis and Modeling Program
The Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department provides SANDAG member agencies, elected officials, other organizations, and the public with information and technical resources for regional planning, funding, and policymaking efforts. The department represents a broad range of expertise from land use and transportation modeling, programming and website development, applied social research, public safety, demographics, and economics. The common theme is data. The information the department gathers, analyzes, produces, delivers, and maintains is essential to the success of SANDAG.
The Economic and Demographic Analysis and Modeling (EDAM) team develops socioeconomic forecasts of population, housing, employment, income, and land use, and conducts analyses to support research and planning studies as well as policy development initiatives. As regional issues become more complex, the demands and expectations of our modeling program have also increased. To meet these challenges, SANDAG has committed the resources necessary to develop a more robust, agile, and integrated modeling infrastructure.
Program Manager Role
The Program Manager leads a team of five 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.
Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in economics, demography, geography, planning, mathematics, or a related field and seven years of recent experience leading regional land use, real estate, demographic, or economic forecasting and estimation projects and programs, including two years of supervisory experience.
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
How to Apply
A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document. The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Describe the strategies and steps you have used to drive organizational change.
Describe what you believe to be the biggest challenge facing California toll operators and what you would do to address it.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications for the position will begin on June 29, 2018.
Location/Region: San Diego, CA (US - 92101)