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Traffic Controller

Company: Virginia State Government
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Job Description:

Position InformationJob DescriptionWould you like to build a career in highway maintenance and construction, an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Hampton Roads District, Hampton Roads Harbor Tunnels. We serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and traveling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.We are the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce consisting of classified and hourly employees. Our strong culture focuses on:

  • teamwork
  • transparency
  • creativity and collaboration that values differences,
  • nimble learningWe are seeking individuals interested in joining our team who are able to perform operational functions for the region such as traffic control, public safety, communications, removal of disabled vehicles and enforcement of facility regulations. As a traffic controller, you will:
    • Monitors and Operates TMS Systems: Provide effective traffic control by monitoring TMS systems (CCTV monitors, CO Analyzers, Haze Detectors, fire alarms, traffic map board, NewTon, etc.) and operating active components when appropriate.
    • Conducts Traffic Management and Facility Operations: Conduct traffic management and facility operations by understanding and applying Standard Operating Procedures and other applicable policies and regulations. Respond to routine and emergency situations.
    • Communication: Coordinate and conduct facility communications via radio, and telephone in a clear and concise manner. Proactively respond to customers (motorists, co-workers, etc.). Provide clear, accurate information and directions in a friendly, courteous and a professional manner.
    • Reports and Recordkeeping: Maintain logs and reports as described in Standard Operating Procedures and other applicable policies.VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment.We are a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/informationforemployees.aspWe have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please review them on the VDOT website at www.Virginiadot.org/about and click on the about tab. If in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Visit the benefits page on the Virginiadot.org/jobs site for additional information.Minimum QualificationsYou are minimally qualified if you have:
      • Valid Drivers License
      • Knowledge of Bridge and Tunnel operations
      • Knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures and other applicable policies and regulations governing emergency and non-emergency traffic situations.
      • Skill in providing good customer service.
      • Ability to operate and maintain equipment used on bridges, tunnels and roadways.
      • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
      • Ability to gather data and prepare accurate and concise reports.
      • Skilled in using computers.Preferred Qualifications
        • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment to meet shared objectives.
        • Handles conflict situations effectively.
        • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately (both oral and written).
        • Demonstrated ability to hold self accountable to meet commitments.
        • Proven ability to gain the trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.
        • Actively seeks new ways to grow and be challenged using formal and informal channels.
        • Able to adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
        • High school diploma or GED preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.Special RequirementsIf selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
          • References and verification of work history
          • DMV Records Check
          • Fingerprint-based criminal history records checkThis position also requires approved safety shoes as a reimbursable expense.Special Instructions to ApplicantsState applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginias Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.Contact InformationNameCassandra Thompson, Senior Human Resources ConsultantPhone757-956-3296AddressVirginia Department of TransportationHampton Roads Distict7511 Burbage DriveSuffolk, Virginia 23435Working Title: Traffic ControllerRole Title: Security Officer III - 69113Job Open Date: 11/15/2019Job Close Date: 11/21/2019Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: NoHiring Range: $34,129 - $42,661Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)Location: Suffolk - 800Position Number: 22626Job Posting Number: 1060073Type of Recruitment: General Public - GDoes this position have telework options?: NoBilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: NoJob Type: Full-Time (Salaried)Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1Pay Band: 03

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