Interested in being notified by email next time the state of Idaho recruits under this classification? Subscribe to this job classification by using our automatic job notification system. We will then e-mail you alerts anytime the state recruits for the specified job.

Have a friend or colleague that might be interested in this job? Use our email a friend feature to notify them.

Return to Previous Page       Printer Friendly Version


People Making
A Difference!

State Government

Click to Apply Online!
Click Here!

Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


If you have questions,
please contact us at:

(208) 334-8664



Click to Apply Online!
Click Here!

Research Analyst, Principal

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: April 19, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Announcement # 05447097276
Salary Range: $25.17- $31.46 Per Hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Idaho Transportation Department

Our Mission:  Your Safety.  Your Mobility.  Your Economic Opportunity. 

This may be just the opportunity you have been waiting for to join the award winning team at Idaho Transportation Department! 

The current opening is located in the Transportation Systems Section.  This section supports the Department in making highway construction project decisions by using models and data management systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with large amounts of data and modeling various scenarios that assess highway construction projects throughout the state.


  • Serve as the point of contact and lead for the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)
  • Submit the annual HPMS data set 
  • Coordinate HPMS sampling needs with pavement and traffic data collection crews
  • Coordinate with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on the HPMS program and its administration
  • Advise management on needs of the program
  • Serve as the lead for the interpreting new federal rules (i.e., HPMS, Asset Management, Pavement)
  • Assist the Transportation Systems Manager with data analysis and special requests
  • Certify public road mileage for the state of Idaho in accordance with federal regulations
  • Calculate statewide Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • Develop data models and methodologies 
  • Experience that demonstrates considerable knowledge of: modeling and trend analysis and simulation techniques.

  • Experience planning, developing, and implementing complex research and statistical projects and presenting the results; using and interpreting output of a statistical analysis software package.


  • Experience using Geographical Information Systems such as ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Familiarity with Citilabs Cube Base/Voyager software platforms.
  • Experience with highway construction programming practices.
  • Experience with programming languages such as, Java, C++, C#, SAS, R, and Groovy.
  • Considerable experience with Advanced Excel functionality.
  • A four year degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or other hard science.
  • Experience with database design and database query languages.


  • Experience/Education: You will receive a score based on your answers
  • You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination
  • Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete
  • All answers to the questions must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application
  • To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link below (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

    How to Apply:

    • Click on the Apply Online button to the left
    • Follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position


    • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies”
    • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift”
    • Boise under "Cities”

    Hiring Lists:

    If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

    When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


    Some positions may require a background investigation before a final job offer is made.

    Thank you for your interest in employment with the
    Idaho Transportation Department!


    Preview Exam

    At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

    Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.