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Job Openings

Accounting & Finance Department Job Openings

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Accounting and Finance Department is hiring two position, a Senior Accountant and an Accountant that may be filled at the I or II level, depending on experience.  More...

Associate Project Control Analyst

Close Date: Open until filled
We are hiring for an experienced project control specialist or project scheduler who has a strong technical background and an interest in furthering their expertise in the coordination and administration of large-scale capital project delivery.  More...

Contracts and Procurement Analyst

Close Date: Open until filled
Contract Analysts concurrently support numerous procurements at various stages of development, the ability to work cooperatively with project managers and vendors and meet deadlines is integral to the role. These positions will support various types of technology-based contracts including dynamic charging lanes for electric vehicles, broadband projects to address the digital divide, geographic imaging and modeling services, toll road systems, software and hardware, and systems used by law enforcement agencies. If you think you would enjoy the challenge of working on technology-related procurements and helping project managers successfully navigate procurement laws and policies, these Analyst positions may be a great fit for you. These positions will be working onsite at our downtown San Diego office. More...

Data Science Intern

Close Date: Open Until Filled
With the guidance and supervision of senior staff, this position will provide a “hands-on” learning experience in the data science profession. More...

Data Scientist/Modeler

Close Date: April 8, 2022 – Opened until filled
Model Development team members maintain and improve a suite of models including the Activity Based Model (ABM), Rapid Strategic Model (RSM), Commercial Vehicle Model (CVM), Cross border Model (CBM), and other special market models. Model Application team members apply the ABM in support of agency priority projects and initiatives including the regional plan, corridor studies, capital improvement projects, member agency development projects and climate action planning efforts. More...

Director of Regional Justice Information

Close Date: Open until filled
The Regional Justice Information Director will oversee the activities and operations of the Automated Regional Justice Information System, or ARJIS. The Director will work with several regional stakeholders, including public safety executives, to plan and implement programs, projects, and initiatives meant to improve justice information sharing, and will adopt tools and solutions that improve public safety across jurisdictions. More...

Estimates & Forecasts Job Openings

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Estimates & Forecasts group has multiple job openings. The Estimates & Forecasts group ensures that the land use, demographic, and economic models are up-to-date and reflect the current and future needs of the region. The team designs, builds, and maintains a suite of small-area, land-use simulation models, and produce population estimates, and demographic and economic growth forecasts for the region. SANDAG population estimates, and growth forecasts are used by policymakers and the general public, as well as by public and private agencies throughout the region.  More...

Financial Planning, Budgets, & Grants Internships

Close Date: Open Until Filled
If you are a student or recent graduate, a paid internship at SANDAG may be a great way to launch your career! The agency is always working on interesting and challenging projects and our managers are dedicated to sharing these experiences and mentoring the next generation of professionals in the industry. The experience is substantive. If selected for an internship, you would be fully integrated into your team and given project responsibilities that are both learning opportunities and a chance for you to contribute to the overall success of the agency. You will enhance your technical knowledge in Finance, Grants, or Project Management and refine your abilities to collaborate, contribute to high-performing teams, and communicate – skills that are the essence of a successful professional! More...

Geographic Information Systems Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The GIS Analyst is responsible for creating sophisticated mapping and visualization tools to help planners, modelers, and decision-makers visualize real-world events. The GIS Analyst will prepare maps and analytical reports, maintain and enhance an urban land information system, and design, develop, test, maintain, and document GIS databases and applications to support planning, research, and public safety programs. This position is ideal for a GIS professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise performing specialized mapping and analysis in a regional planning environment.  More...

Manager of Regional Models

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Manager of Regional Models will manage the Transportation Model Development program and team which maintains and improves a suite of models including Activity Based Model (ABM), Rapid Strategic Model (RSM), Commercial Vehicle Model (CVM), Crossborder Model (CBM), and other special market models. Key focus areas include the addition of new features related to emerging technologies, transformative transportation modes, and shared mobility. The Model Development team also support model applications in key agency projects, including regional, local, and border-related projects.  More...

Network Administrator

Close Date: Open until filled
The Network Administrator will be instrumental in assisting the Senior Information System Analyst in delivering IT solutions for SANDAG’s business needs. This position is responsible for monitoring, maintaining, upgrading, implementing, and troubleshooting servers, networks, cloud services, applications, workstations, and peripheral devices under the guidance of the Senior Information Systems Analyst. The primary focus of this position is network administration through technology delivery and maintenance. This position is best suited for a professional with the capacity to establish, maintain, and foster cooperative working relationships, along with a can-do-attitude and willingness to support the team with activities and projects when needed. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to work in-person in the San Diego office. More...

Network Engineer

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Associate Network Engineer will be responsible for the management and security of information technology assets, networking infrastructure, and network monitoring systems that make up the complex Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) Enterprise System. This position will play an integral role in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of public safety information shared among local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. This opportunity is ideal for a technology professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in support of regional public safety initiatives.  More...

Principal of Forecasts and Estimates

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Principal, will lead a team of 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. More...

Regional Climate Planner

Close Date: Open Untile Filled
The positions will support multiple climate and clean transportation projects that accelerate the transition to zero emissions and support a more resilient region. These roles will engage in collaborative relationships with other project teams at SANDAG, as well as with local agencies and stakeholders for the development and implementation of climate adaptation and mitigation plans and projects. More...

Regional Planners I/II/Associate*

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Regional Planning Department provides the regional framework to connect land use to transportation systems, respond to population growth, preserve the environment, and sustain economic prosperity. The department oversees the development and implementation of various long-range and short-range plans including multimodal transportation plans and projects, sustainable development plans and programs, tribal, binational, interregional, and land use coordination, environmental and habitat planning and programs, goods movement, transit planning, and performance monitoring to track implementation of plans. More...

Research Analyst

Close Date: Open until Filled
The Research Analyst will assist with the design, implementation, tracking, and analysis of various studies and efforts that support a broad range of regional projects, programs, and policy initiatives. Responsibilities include providing quality control review for data and tools, providing technical support for data management and analysis for large data sets, including data cleaning, data manipulation, data analysis, preparing written and visual reports, and tracking department data requests. More...

Senior Compensation Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
SANDAG’s mission is to pursue a brighter future for all; this includes creating an environment where team members, with a passion for public service collaborate and do their best work on behalf of the San Diego region, are provided with opportunities to advance professionally, and are celebrated and rewarded for their outstanding achievements. More...

Senior Compliance Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Compliance Analyst will be an integral part of the Diversity and Equity Department and will support, manage, and administer the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. This position will provide comprehensive direction that meets compliance requirements with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The position will provide assistance to the SANDAG DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO), Executive Management, SANDAG staff, and Consultants/Contractors. These requirements entail reviews of DBE commitments, development of an annual shortfall analysis and corrective action plan (if necessary), compliance with mega-projects subcontracting plans, Commercially Useful Function (CUF) reviews, good faith effort evaluations, terminations/substitutions, and developing program initiatives and procedures to ensure SANDAG is in compliance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) DBE regulations. More...

Senior Data Scientist/Modeler

Close Date: April 8, 2022 – Opened until filled
The Senior Data Scientist/Modeler will manage the model development and model application teams and will support the development and maintenance of a robust, agile, and integrated modeling infrastructure to support policy development and decision making.  More...

Senior Database Administrator/Developer

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Database Administrator/Developer will provide support for SANDAG’s hybrid cloud, analytical modeling database, and data warehouse environment that encompasses the agency’s socioeconomic, transportation, and land use data.  More...

Senior Financial Programming Analyst

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is seeking to fill two (2) Senior Financial Programming Analyst positions to provide advanced level professional, analytical, and coordination support for various regional, state, and federal programs. This is an exciting position in which you will be part of the team tasked to seek out traditional and non-traditional funding, innovative financing, and partnering opportunities to attract more funding to the region. Come help to bring the 2021 Regional Plan vision to life while growing your career and working in a fulfilling work environment. More...

Senior Technology Project Manager

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Senior Technology Project Manager will provide IT project management, support project implementation and ongoing maintenance of new IT solutions. This position will support the implementation of TPMO processes and policies, coordinate activities among project teams, support the Information Technology Steering Committee, and work with managers and employees to define, prioritize, develop, and implement IT projects. One of the top priorities for this position will be supporting the implementation of an ERP system. More...

Strategic Communications - Multiple Positions Open

Close Date: Open Until Filled
With public outreach and education as the foundation of our work, the Strategic Communications Department is focused on developing and implementing communication and marketing plans to promote awareness and educate the public regarding the variety of projects, programs, and policies that SANDAG plans, funds, and builds for the San Diego region. There are several positions available.  More...

Talent Acquisition Leader

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is positioned to become a world-class organization and needs a forwardthinking talent management professional to reimagine the agency’s practices for attracting the best and brightest individuals to a career in public service. Come shape our strategy to attract diverse, high-quality talent pools, and develop processes that enable a team of recruiters to successfully manage recruiting efforts in the San Diego region. More...

The Sustainable Communities Planning & Implementation team has multiple Job Openings.

Close Date: Open Until Filled
The Sustainable Communities section supports the agency’s implementation of the Regional Plan and the Sustainable Communities Strategy, and collaborates with local, regional, statewide, and transit agencies for the development, implementation, and monitoring of regional housing, land use, transportation, public health, social equity, and transit oriented development (TOD) programs and projects. Sustainable Communities Planning & Implementation team has multiple Job Openings.  More...

Transportation Construction Management Engineer

Close Date: April 15, 2022 – opened until filled
The Transportation Construction Management Engineer provides technical guidance, project, and construction management for capital project delivery including design, construction, and quality management. This position will support construction projects and will coordinate various activities to ensure the delivery of quality construction on SANDAG capital projects. More...