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Traffic Operations Center (TOC) Assistant Traffic Specialist

  • Job reference: NA-001717
  • Sector: Government, Mass Transit, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta
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What Makes Us Different?

At Atkins our people come first. We want every employee to develop both professionally and personally. With a strong focus on individual growth, we look to our internal employees as potential candidates for both internal and external opportunities globally. We aim to achieve greatness by promoting from within every chance we get. We work hard and strive every day for success and achievement. With a diverse group of professionals working in a fast paced environment, we achieve milestones constantly.

Your next calling:

As the Assistant Traffic Specialist, you will have the opportunity to monitor the roadways including detecting, confirming, responding to, and updating scheduled and unscheduled traffic incidents, congestion and monitoring of the Express Lanes on the Northwest Corridor and South Metro Managed Lanes Projects.
The Assistant Traffic Specialist is the eyes and ears of detection and management of all activities that occur in the Express Lanes. The successful candidate in this position will work in a new "state of the art" Traffic Management Center owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation and operated by Atkins staff. 

Atkins is currently seeking energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starters to join our Atlanta TMC staff as a full-time Assistant Traffic Specialist in our Traffic Management Center.

Functions key to success:

• Detects and responds to traffic management data information from multiple real-time sources such as alarms, traffic flow maps, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, video display wall, police radio scanners, phone calls, and other sources;

• Verifies and classifies traffic events such as congestion, incidents, special events, construction, and device malfunctions using CCTV and coordination with other personnel;

• Views, creates, modifies, and enables response plans when traffic event is detected. Evaluates and responds to major incidents in the Managed Lanes by determining lanes blocked, injuries, fatalities, hazmat spills, and estimated incident duration;

• Operates pan-tilt-zoom cameras and scans multiple monitors. Activates and changes Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) to include traveler information and to notify travelers of traffic events;

• Detects and verifies field device failures. Responds to device failure, including actions such as acknowledgement of alarm, viewing and evaluating device, determining location, attempting reset, classifying alarm, recording type, and providing and escalating notification to the TMC manager and field maintenance technicians;

• Updates traffic information on the 511 website;

• Manages and operates the reversible Managed Lane systems;

• Communicates with the Traffic Operations Manager, and interagency traffic management personnel (including local emergency responder personnel) about traffic management and traffic events;

• Coordinates with and dispatches the Hero Master Operators, interagency traffic management personnel (such as other TMC operators ), First Responders, emergency personnel, and other private providers) during confirmed incidents, emergencies, weather events, and special events;

• Works with SRTA Operators during managed lane reversals to effectively manage the toll operations;

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

What you need to bring to the table:

If you have a High School diploma or GED, you are half way there with the needed abilities for this position. Have you worked in the transportation, public safety, or commercial operations environment? If the answer is yes, you can check off another box. We also prefer some dispatching experience but this is not required. With success comes a high level of professionalism. We already know you possess the following qualities, but we just wanted to remind you of what’s important to Atkins:

• Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with all upper management, other departments, state agencies, general public and your fellow peers

• Must be able to multi-task, problem solve, and implement innovative processes within a fast paced environment while remaining calm and effective under pressure

• Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills

• Type at least 30-35 WPM

• Accurately and quickly read maps

• Knowledge of local and regional geographical area

• Ability to coordinate real time activities and initiate immediate priorities, for self and support

• Good teamwork skills and active working attitude required

• Excellent customer service skills

Finally, in a technology driven world, it’s important to know your way around a computer. For this role, it will be important to have a demonstrated knowledge of the following:

• Must be able to demonstrate computer skills proficiency, especially with respect to Microsoft Office and other PC based programs;

• Ability to navigate Google maps, Waze, and other mapping tools;

• Prior experience with Reversible Lane Software is a +plus (Preferably Cameleon or RACS);


• The successful candidates must be willing and able to work any shift; (Days, Evenings, and Nights); and

• Must be able to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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