HERO Operator Trainee


Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street Lobby Level
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

Category
Industry
Government
Job Start Date
11/1/2017
Application Closing Date
12/19/2017
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Pay
From $29,155
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel
Job Description
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.
Job Requirements
Entry 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:
o 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a lead/supervisory role that demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Basic knowledge of operations in emergency services. Possesses a Commercial Drivers 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.

Video
http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Travel/HEROs
Employer Contact Information
Department of Transportation
Walt Casteel
600 West Peachtree Street Lobby Level
Atlanta GA 30308
United States
Department of Transportation Walt Casteel
Human Resource Specialist 2
600 West Peachtree St. Lobby Level
Human Resources
Atlanta, Georgia 30308