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Safety Service Patrol Apprentice

Company: New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Public Posting

POSTING #: 23-00254

TITLE: Safety Service Patrol Apprentice ISSUE DATE: 9/15/2023

TITLE CODE: 10316 CLOSING DATE: 10/9/2023

DIVISION: Transportation Operations Systems and Support LOCATION: Harding and Cherry Hill

UNIT: Transportation Mobility

RANGE: O12 SALARY: $38,285.60-$43,359.26

WORK WEEK: 40-hour

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking applications for candidates for the position
Safety Service Patrol Apprentice within the Division of Transportation Operations Systems and Support.
Service Patrol Apprentices are assigned a 40 - hour work week. Current starting salary is between $38,285 and
$43,359, based on experience. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package
including Health Care
(medical, prescription drug, dental and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 13 paid holidays, and
Benefit Leave
(12 vacation days, 15 sick days and 3 administrative days).

NJDOT's Safety Service Patrol provides coverage along 225 linear miles of interstate and state highways
New Jersey. They assist motorists whose vehicles have become disabled as a result of a crash, a mechanical
failure or other cause and provide safety for emergency responders. This highly visible and successful program
assists nearly 70,000 customers annually. Assistance includes changing a flat tire, pushing a disabled vehicle
off to the
shoulder, pulling a vehicle trapped in mud or snow back onto the road, providing a small amount of gasoline
making minor repairs. Along with assisting disabled vehicles and drivers on our highways, SSP drivers also
assist the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and other secondary responders by promoting safety and diverting
during incidents and creating a safe work zone for emergency responders. On the freeways where there is SSP
coverage, the average duration to clear an incident is less than 40 minutes.


Under close direction of a Shift Supervisor Safety Service Patrol (SSP) in the Department of Transportation, an
Apprentice receives on - the - job training in SSP duties as well as other related duties, including:
- Communication with the public, providing courteousness and empathy, particularly in stressful and traumatic
situations, ability to understand, remember, carry out, and learn from oral and written directions, explanations
and demonstrations.
- Learns to contact the Central Dispatch Unit for all incidents communicating accurate information and
requesting additional
assistance as required.
- Learns to assist and relieve law enforcement officers in duties relating to traffic control situations, maintains
traffic control in accordance with the N.J.D.O.T. Safety Manual as well as the N.J.D.O.T. Work Zone Safety Set
up Guide, receives on - the - job training in assisting disabled motorists along a designated section of roadway by
changing a flat tire, providing a small amount of fuel, jump starting a vehicle, providing directions for lost
travelers or
calling for additional assistance such as (Police, Fire, Medical, Maintenance, Environmental and Towing
- As first on scene at motor vehicle accidents, learns to prioritize and control situations until released by a
supervisor or incident commander and in some cases until the incident clears.
- Responds to transportation related accidents and provides traffic control for fire and police as necessary, as
stated in the N.J.D.O.T. Safety Manual as well as the N.J.D.O.T. Work Zone Safety Set up Guide. Provides traffic
queue information to the Statewide Traffic Management Center (STMC) and / or Traffic Operations South (TOC)
on a
regular basis, also provides estimated durations for transportation related incidents.
- Works in all weather and provides motorists assistance particularly during harsh conditions such as heavy
snow, ice, rain and other hazardous events. May be required to perform safety overtime during weather
and other types of critical situations. Saturdays and Sundays and some holidays are required work days.


Entry - level position. Applicants are required to possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class
B with
Air Brakes endorsement.

Preferred Skill Set
Basic Automobile Repair, Towing, Emergency Response, Hazmat Awareness, Hazardous Communication
Safety Traffic Control for Responders, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire Extinguisher and Incident Command System

Appointees must successfully complete the following training within one (1) year of hire:

- Basic Automobile Repair
- Incident Command (ICS - 100)
- Emergency Traffic Control for Emergency Responders
- Blood borne Pathogens
- Use of Fire Extinguishers
- Hazmat Awareness
- Hazardous Communication Training

Appointees must also successfully complete Incident Command Systems (ICS - 200) training within two (2)
years of hire. The inability of an employee to complete the required training period and/or to attain a level of
warranting advancement shall be considered cause for separation.

Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the
Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. The State
of New Jersey
does not provide sponsorship or accept F1 Student or H1B visas.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of
employment to establish,
and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 - 7
(L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the *New Jersey First Act.*

You must apply through the NJDOT website at:

Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:
* NJ State Application for Employment (Application and instructions can be found at link above)
* Letter of interest
* Current resume


Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested
documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. Applicants will be
selected for an
interview on the basis of their application/resume.

NJDOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email dot -
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case - by - case basis.

Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a
forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.

SAME APPLICANTS: If you are under the NJ "SAME" program, your supporting documents
(Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by closing date indicated above.
For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: ,
email: , or call CSC at (833) 691 - 0404.

New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), Cherry Hill , Safety Service Patrol Apprentice, Other , Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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