Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Transportation Analyst, G-18

Occupation Group

Transportation

General Information

Starting Salary

$53,339

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Transportation Analysts collect and analyze transportation statistics and information; develop methods of analysis; evaluate existing and proposed plans and projects for their ability to meet transportation objectives and their impact on social, economic, and ecological factors; and prepare reports of findings.  Employees participate in transportation systems, program and project planning, and project development.  These positions are located in the Department of Transportation, with a few positions in the Bridge Authority and the Thruway Authority.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Calculus, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Mathematics, Operations Research, Public Administration, Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Regional Planning, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Transportation Systems Management, Transportation Systems Planning, or Urban Planning; with at least 15 semester credit hours in transportation or highway planning, transportation or highway management, transportation or highway systems engineering, civil or transportation engineering, civil engineering technology statistics, economics, mathematical or computer quantitative/analytical methods, quantitative analysis, geography, geographic information systems, mathematics, statistics, public administration, public policy, information science, information systems, operations research/management, and/or computer modeling/science; and two years of professional work experience*.

OR

Master's degree in Business Administration, Calculus, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Mathematics, Operations Research, Public Administration, Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Regional Planning, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Transportation Systems Management, Transportation Systems Planning, or Urban Planning; and one year of professional work experience*.

OR

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Calculus, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Mathematics, Operations Research, Public Administration, Public Policy, Quantitative Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Regional Planning, Statistics, Transportation Planning, Transportation Systems Management, Transportation Systems Planning, or Urban Planning.

* Professional work experience must be directly related to highways or transportation in either planning, engineering management, systems analysis or quantitative analysis of transportation or Highway systems and must have included direct responsibility for the preparation of written material such as narrative reports, letters of memoranda documenting the accomplishments and/or supervision of such activity.

Additionally, this professional experience must have included one or more of the following:

  • identification and documentation of transportation problems and needs;
  • inventory, data analysis and description of highway or other transportation facilities, conditions or performance;
  • analysis and evaluation of existing or proposed transportation services including plans, programs, projects and policies;
  • development and/or coordination of transportation plans or policies;
  • development of projects for transportation facilities and/or service improvements (including traffic engineering or safety improvements);
  • supervision and coordination of local transportation planning programs;
  • development and/or evaluation of transportation planning methods or models or program techniques or strategies.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience in which the primary duties consist of data collection, clerical processing of information, fleet and crew dispatching or routing, school bus transportation administration, transportation related to travel and tourism, construction inspection, preparation of non-narrative statistical or tabular reports, route sales/delivery, product distribution/warehousing or other similar work that did not involve analytical techniques, the preparation of written material, traffic or transportation systems operations, transportation facility engineering design or cartography will not be considered qualifying.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Select Job Titles description for more information. For further appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/.