Parsons Corporation Safety Service Patrol Operator in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Safety Service Patrol Operator


Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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Safety Service Patrol Operator - Newport News or Virginia Beach, VA

Parsons is one of the world’s largest transportation planning, engineering, and construction firms. We have an extensive portfolio of diverse transportation projects, including rail and transit, road and highway, bridge and tunnel, and aviation infrastructure. Parsons’ expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning. Parsons has the people and power to move the world.


The Safety Service Patrol (SSP) Operator provides safe, quick clearance of incidents that affect traffic, including disabled vehicles. The primary purpose of the SSP is to ensure the roadways are free of obstructions and safe for the traveling public.To ensure safety, SSP Operators wear highly visible, reflective uniforms and drive specially marked vehicles when assisting motorists and emergency responders. Upon successful completion of classroom and field training, the SSP Operator will be certified to operate a fully equipped Safety Service Vehicle. CPR / First Aid training is provided to enable the SSP Operator to provide standard first aid until emergency services arrive when necessary.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Monitors the safety of roadways (vehicle crashes, disabled/abandoned vehicles, debris, and lane-closing events, signal malfunctions, and general incident/congestion)

  • Provides roadside assistance to stranded motorists (including changing tires, giving battery jumps, providing fuel, removing debris from the travel lanes, etc.)

  • Works closely with other first responders at highway incidents by providing incident response, on-scene traffic control and basic first aid.

  • Communicates with Traffic Operations Center (TOC) staff with regard to disabled vehicles, abandoned vehicles, debris, and lane-closing events and coordinates operations

The following physical demands are frequently required as part of the role:

  • Ascend/descend steps and stairs

  • Balancing activities that require body equilibrium

  • Stooping and bending activities that include bending downward and forward

  • Walking, standing, sitting, crouching, kneeling, squatting

  • Driving a truck approximately 200mi /day

  • Seeing (including field of vision, distance close to eye)

  • Hand movement including: holding, finger dexterity and grasping

  • Hearing

  • Lifting50 plus lbs

  • Pulling/Pushing/Reaching/ using upper body force to drag, haul, move and/or guide objects and extending both arms in any direction

  • Repetitive motions

  • Working with machine operations, oscillating equipment, small parts

  • Working in an outside environment (cold-hot temperatures, light/daytime-dark/nighttime)

  • Working around hazards (traffic)

  • High school diploma (equivalent ) with at least 1+ years of experience in a similar field Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is desired but not required

  • Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job as outlined above

  • Strong command on the English language and ability to communicate both in writing and verbally; Bilingualism in Spanish is an asset

  • Must have a general working knowledge of vehicle maintenance

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work various shifts including morning, evening, overnight, weekends and holidays in a variety of weather conditions

  • Ability to work diligently in a noisy environment

  • Use of personal protective equipment

Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

All across the world, at every time of day, Parsons is keeping people moving toward a brighter, safer world. For more about Parsons, please visit.

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