State of Utah
Full Job Description
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has one opening on our Incident Management Team. We are looking for a well-qualified, hardworking individual to help us Keep Utah Moving.
Our Incident Management Specialists provide coverage of metro freeway sections for quick response of incident or crash clean-up and removal for the restoration of efficient traffic flow resulting from crashes, stalled cars, hazardous materials, or other incidents impeding or interrupting traffic movement.
We also assist in providing effective methods of incident scene management and emergency traffic control to allow the safe and efficient flow of traffic to protect emergency responders, workers, & the motoring public.
Incident Management Specialists are also responsible for coordinating with agencies and local governments involved with freeway operations to determine their concerns, requirements for safety and other needs in order to provide necessary services.
You will be required to attend trainings and received necessary certifications in incident and event management including traffic incident management (TIM), emergency vehicle operations, emergency traffic control, advanced first aid, communications, dealing with hazardous materials, towing, UASs, etc.
As an Incident Management Specialist, you must be able to:Maintain composure and respond appropriately in stressful, emergency, volatile, or crisis situations.
Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Read and understand information presented in writing
Operate radio dispatch equipment and other emergency communication equipment
Identify and apply appropriate safety intervention techniques, including observation of a potentially unsafe act, practice or procedure, and taking action to prevent an injury or incident from occurring
Apply TIM techniques and practices to enhance roadway safety and reduce incident duration and impacts
Operate applicable safety equipment
The Ideal Candidate
The best qualified candidate for this position will:Have a valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a)
Be able to pass a DPS Level 2 background check
Have a knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of safety and risk management
Have a knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of the control of traffic through incident management areas and work zones
Be able to administer CPR and provide life-saving aid when EMS responders are not present
Must live within a reasonable response time to the assigned area. The drive time requirement assumes normal conditions and observance of traffic laws. Hiring Manager will determine if address is within a reasonable response time during the preliminary application review. Please make sure the address listed on your application is correct.
Preference may be given to those individuals that possess an understanding of the principles and the implementation of the MUTCD, TIMS, NIMS, and ICS.
Here is some information you should be aware of:On call required: This position requires 24-hour, 7-day-a-week availability, overtime, and varied work schedules including holidays and weekends depending on inclement weather, job assignment, and emergencies. The incumbent will be available for duty as soon as they leave their permanent residence. The position is not eligible for on-call supplements
This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing of employees after hire. A conditional offer of employment may be made pending drug test results.
Working Conditions – High Risks: Incumbents will frequently be exposed to hazards and discomforts of traffic and environmental conditions due to the nature of the work assignment. Exposure to adverse, inclement, and varying weather conditions.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment.
Work activities impacting the mental and emotional state: High Risk: Incumbents will frequently be exposed to highway crashes and incidents that may have serious injuries or fatalities present.
Physical Requirements – Strenuous – The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, defending oneself and/or others against physical attack.
Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.
Why Should You Join Our Team?The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.
You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values too, you’ll be a great fit.
Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.
The AgencyUDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.
For more information on the Utah Department of Transportation please click here.