JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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Transportation Planning, Data Management and Analytics Section

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471923
Date Posted: 07/05/2023
Date Inactive: 07/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
J1 -- Demographic Economics
J2 -- Demand and Supply of Labor
J4 -- Particular Labor Markets
J6 -- Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
O1 -- Economic Development
O2 -- Development Planning and Policy
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
R3 -- Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
R4 -- Transportation Economics
R5 -- Regional Government Analysis
R0 -- General
Econometrics and Modeling
Salary Range: $77,506 - $112,383
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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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Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2024
Application Instructions:
Only e-mail submissions to will be accepted and must include:
a. Current resume detailing your education and experience.
b. Letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you would like to be considered. Please address this letter to, Becky Bradley, AICP, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109.
c. Minimum of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position open until filled. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.