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The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) and Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) are seeking an individual with econometrics (inferential statistics) and modeling skills and an interest in applying them to metropolitan planning efforts.

The Economist will have responsibilities in comprehensive, long-range planning, data and spatial analytics, the travel demand model, regional economic modeling, population, workforce and employment projections and other predictive modeling. The Economist leads these operations providing significance data collections, analysis, interpretation, forecasting and communication of key regional data. This position involves conducting a variety of data analyses, development of predictive models, advanced application of planning, communication of information, management, and coordination skills, under little supervision. The position coordinates with a variety of public, private and non-profit agencies from the US Census Bureau to the Workforce Board Lehigh Valley. The position also requires the ability to write and effectively present technical information to diverse groups, ranging from professional conferences to the public generally. The LVPC’s/LVTS’s philosophy is always to begin with fact-based optimism, making the Economist roll particularly important to the organization and region.

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