Position # 2014139 MOT Traffic Control Specialist: We’re looking for a highly motivated, professional team player to join our Construction team. This opportunity is available in South Florida.
A MOT Traffic Control Specialist is an hourly-rated skilled craft position that performs on construction projects any combination of the duties described more fully, below. A Traffic Control Specialist typically performs a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work flow dictates.
• The engineer responsible for the work zone traffic control plan development
• The engineer responsible for development of traffic control plans (TCP)
• Actively involved in designing temporary traffic control in a work zone
• Concepts, techniques, and implementation of traffic control plans and techniques for installation and removal
• Read and interpret plans and specifications and implement them in the field
• Designing temporary traffic control for various real life situations and recognizing, analyzing and correcting deficiencies
• Work together as a team and to present solutions
• Proper and effective documentation in the event of a dispute or possible litigation
• Flagging operations
• Design and implement temporary traffic control plans in the field to make the project as safe as possible for their fellow workers, motorists and pedestrians going through the site
• Able to train flaggers to meet DOT’s requirements
• Perform incidental work items and duties included within other crafts
• General. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience.
This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Traffic Control Specialist. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees. Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, and bridges. Advanced training is required for personnel that work on state roads in the State of Florida with responsibility or authority to decide on the specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented.
All projects from the simplest maintenance job to a multi-million dollar reconstruction project requires traffic control expertise to make the project as safe as possible for the motorist and workers. The engineers and supervisors on the projects need to be trained in the latest standards, practices and procedures to accomplish this goal. A 20-hour course is required for personnel with the responsibility or authority to decide on the specific maintenance to be implemented in the State of Florida.
• Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Traffic Control Specialist to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
o Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day. Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.
o Frequently work with hands extended overhead, sometimes in conjunction with the operation of hand power tools.
o Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50-90 pounds personally, and up to 150 pounds with assistance.
o Manual dexterity to hand-carry generators, lumber and other construction materials, forms, power tools, and hand tools.
o Capable of operating concrete vibrators for extended periods of time.
o Physical dexterity to pour, grade and finish concrete, involving stretching, proper placement of legs, and use of arms and hands in repetitive motions.
o Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.
o Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.
o Sufficient skill and visual acuity, under varying degrees of light, darkness, and weather conditions, to provide direction and flagging for operators of cranes with rated capacities of up to 300 tons.
o Capable of safely and productively operating a man-lift.
• Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Traffic Control Specialist encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
o Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
o Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.
o Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.
o Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote a Drug-Free Workplace.
M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.
Miami Dade County