Dispatcher - Headquarters
Job Details
Headquarters - Long Beach, CA

To ensure the proper scheduling and dispatch of all Traffic Controllers and equipment.

Essential Duties
• Coordinate, schedule and dispatch Traffic Controllers as well as appropriate company vehicles or equipment to job sites
• Work closely with project management team. Help with take offs when needed
• Assist branch assistants with tracking equipment on rental ins/outs
• After-hours calls during the week
• On-call as scheduled which will include some weekends
• Assist other offices with coordinating personal and field support as well as dispatching
• Develop and/or maintain tracking method for documenting dispatch efforts as it pertains to Traffic Controller response records
• Work with branch assistants on fleet & facility inspections as well as warehouse inventories
• Assist Area Manager with safety meetings
• Maintain and foster good working relationships between field crew and Project Managers
• Be able to work with Traffic Control plans and understand the field resources required for the job
• Maintain availability and/or coordinate on-call efforts after hours
• Monitor employee time off and be able to find coverage to ensure proper job implementation
• Report to Area Manager employee problems and/or concerns that may impact field operations


Required Knowledge:
• Constructions knowledge is required. MUTCD knowledge is preferred.
• Basic math skills
• Ability to read traffic control plans
• Proficient in MS Office applications, google maps, TM Soft (Proprietary Software)

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work well with others in a team environment
• Problem solving
• Organizational skills and strong multi-tasking ability
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to learn new skills on the job quickly
• Maintain a positive work environment
• Must be able to handle a high volume call environment

Equipment Operated:
• Vehicles (Trucks/Cars) of various sizes
• Flat bed trucks
• Trailer mounted warning signs
• Cones, delineators, drums, barricades, signs and various other traffic control devices
• Trailer

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
• Requires standing for prolonged periods of time
• Requires lifting up 50lb
• Requires using hands to handle, control or lift objects
• Requires being outside and exposed to environmental conditions
• Requires being in construction environment
• Requires repetitive movement
• Exposure to work near moving mechanical parts, heavy equipment and moving vehicular traffic
• Exposure to reasonable noise levels

Education and Experience:
• Minimum High school degree (or equivalent)
• 2-3 year of construction-related experience preferred
• Valid California Driver's License and good driver's record (must be insurable through company policy)
• Dispatching experience preferred