Jarrett Walker + Associates is a consulting firm that helps communities think about public transit planning, especially the design and redesign of bus networks. You can learn about us at our website (jarrettwalker.com) and at Jarrett’s blog (HumanTransit.org).
What does a typical day look like?
At JWA, analysts work on many different aspects of transit planning projects, using different tools and skillsets. For example, early on in a project, you could be asked to draw a map showing the frequency of each route in a transit network using Adobe Illustrator and QGIS. On another day, you might be asked to lay out a report in Adobe InDesign or create a set of charts in Excel or using R’s ggplot plotting package. Once you’re more experienced, you might make site visits to our clients in other cities to help with a design workshop or a public meeting. We also work together using R and other data analysis programming languages to conduct detailed analyses of existing transit service performance and compare different planning options.
Because our team is small and our projects are highly varied, we seek to hire and provide training to ensure the widest range of ability possible among our staff.
Required Skills and Experience
For this position, the following are requirements.
Evaluation of candidates
When we evaluate candidates, we will look for a combination of analysis skills and instincts; cartography skills; transit planning interest or experience; and interpersonal/teamwork skills.
Compensation, Benefits and Place of Work
Compensation will start in the range of $25-33/hour. Large raises in the first year are common. Our benefits program includes medical, dental, and disability insurance; a 401(k) program; subsidized and pre-tax transit benefits; paid sick leave; and paid time off.
This position will require working out of either our Portland, Oregon (Inner Southeast). JWA allows employees to set work schedules that include working from home or other locations for some of their work time, but employees will be expected to work in their primary office for most of their work hours. This position will likely require occasional travel, to work with clients directly, a few times per year, and, potentially, travel for training or conference.
Growth and Development
The position offers the potential to develop a range of transit planning skills. Everyone pitches in at many different levels, and there are opportunities to learn more advanced skills either on the job or through attendance of professional conferences or other structured training.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following materials to email@example.com
Diversity and inclusion
JWA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.
This policy also applies to management of staff with regards to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations. It also applies to our interactions with outside vendors, subcontractors, and the general public.