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Highway Emergency Response Operator Trainee (HERO)
Description of Duties: Under immediate supervision, trains to detect, respond to, and manage congestion causing incidents on the metropolitan interstate system. Learns various emergency response procedures used to assist motorists with disabled vehicles, remove congestion causing incidents from the metropolitan interstate system, and observe/notify Transportation Management Center (TMC) of traffic flow/congestion problems. Attend training sessions in order to complete requirements for Highway Emergency Response Operator (H.E.R.O) certification.
THIS IS AN EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT.THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION. THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST AND SUBMIT TO A PREEMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST.PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION.
Completion of a high school diploma or GED AND valid driver's license.
AGENCY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Committed to comprehend, learn and perform various emergency response procedures used to assist motorists with disabled vehicles, remove congestion causing incidents from the metropolitan interstate system, and observe/notify Transportation Management Center (TMC).
Must be able to work in and around interstate traffic.
Must be able to perform the following physical attributes:
Lifts and carries job related equipment and material including but not limited to roadway, accident, and vehicle debris in a variety of environmental and physically demanding conditions.
Lifts and carries job related equipment and materials including but not limited to a hydraulic jack (weighing 75 pounds), truck tires, oil adsorbent, and multiple traffic cones, in a variety of environmental and physical demanding conditions.
Climbs and/or balances on vehicles, slopes, hills, roadway structures of varying heights to complete tasks in a variety of environmental conditions.
Walks, hikes, and/or crawls through incident sites possibly including rough terrain and obstacles to complete tasks in a variety of environmental conditions.
Stands and sits for extended periods of time to maintain work zone safety.
Must be able to demonstrate exceptional customer service experience.
Demonstrated competencies in basic reading and writing; receiving
and responding to verbal communications in an appropriate manner.
Demonstrated ability to learn multiple computer programs/systems.
Demonstrated competencies in working and communicating with supervisors and co-workers in a professional and cooperative manner maintaining composure in stressful situations.
Displays a high level of commitment toward work and a high standard of ethical conduct.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule and adapt to change.
Experience in a lead/supervisory role that demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
Basic knowledge of operations in emergency services.
Possesses a Commercial Driver’s License.
Basic knowledge of proper radio protocol (i.e. Phonetic alphabet).
Basic knowledge of auto repair procedures and/or basic traffic control methods.
Demonstrated ability to reason and make routine, sound decisions based on narrowly defined criteria or guidelines.
Ability to effectively guide or direct others at an incident scene.
Ability to manage own time effectively.
Ability to gather and organize information effectively.
Interested applicants may apply directly on line by visiting http://www.team.georgia.gov/careers.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, August 01, 2018