Bridge Inspection Spec II, III or IV

Texas Department of Transportation - Mesquite, TX3.9

30+ days ago
Bridge Inspection Specialist II :

In a district, assists in implementation of statewide bridge inspection program to include assisting in management of all aspects of consultant routine inspection contracts; performing bridge inspections; quality control reviews related to bridge inspection addressing necessary actions regarding Federal Inspection Metrics; assesses scour, prepares and oversees scour plans of action; preparation and oversight of critical finding follow-up plans of action. Provides guidance to employees performing bridge maintenance inspections. Acts as liaison between Divisions and District. In a division, performs technical activities pertaining to bridge inspection (fracture critical inspection, underwater inspections, and emergency response inspection). Drives and operates specialized bridge inspection equipment statewide. In both districts and division, work requires contact with governmental officials; work is overseen by a licensed professional engineer; work requires travel. Work is physically demanding and potentially hazardous. Employees at this level perform work independently on assignments, however all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

Bridge Inspection Specialist III :

In a district, assists in implementation of statewide bridge inspection program to include management of all aspects of consultant inspection contracts; bridge inspection quality control reviews; performs and documents routine, emergency, follow-up and other bridge inspections; interprets inspection findings and recommends bridge maintenance and repairs; proactively addresses necessary actions regarding Federal Inspection Metrics; assesses scour and prepares and oversees scour action plans; prepares and oversees critical finding follow up action plans. Provides guidance to employees performing bridge maintenance inspections. Acts as liaison between Divisions and District offices. Assists with bridge planning and programming. In a division, performs advanced technical fracture critical, underwater and other bridge inspection activities. Drives and operates specialized bridge inspection equipment statewide. In both districts and Division, work requires contact with governmental officials; is overseen by a licensed professional engineer; requires extensive travel; and is physically demanding and potentially hazardous. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Bridge Inspection Specialist IV:

In a district, implements the statewide bridge inspection program including bridge inspection contract management. Performs and documents routine, emergency, follow-up, complex and other bridge inspections. Proactively performs Federal Inspection Metrics activities including: bridge inspection quality control reviews; scour and critical finding assessment inclusive of preparation and oversight of plans of action. Provides technical expertise in bridge related matters including recommendations of bridge maintenance and repairs. Assists with bridge planning and programming. May train, lead, and guide the work of others. Acts as liaison between Division and District. In a division, performs advanced technical fracture critical, underwater, emergency, routine and other bridge inspection activities. Drives and operates specialized bridge inspection equipment statewide. In both district and Division, is a NBIS qualified team leader; work is overseen by a licensed professional engineer, requires: contact with government officials, extensive travel, is physically demanding and potentially hazardous. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Duties

The essential duties for this these jobs include:

Bridge Inspection Spec II, III or IV :
  • Oversees the bridge load-posting program.
  • Monitors bridge inspection consultant activities and assists with coding as needed.
  • Assists with quality control reviews related to bridge inspection activities and monitors needed corrective actions.
  • Prepares and analyzes summaries of bridge inspection computer data.
  • Prepares drawings and sketches to be included in bridge inspection reports.
  • Records data and maintains and reviews bridge inspection files for compliance with bridge inspection manuals.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Additional duties for Bridge Inspection Spec II, III:
  • Assists with reviewing and performing scour assessments, preparing needed plans of action, and status oversight of corrective actions.

Additional duties for Bridge Inspection Spec III :
  • Conducts immediate inspection of damaged bridges, determines necessity of temporary or permanent repairs and notifies maintenance personnel; makes recommendations for the closing of bridges.
  • Inspects and appraises bridge structures according to the Bridge Inspection Manual.

Additional duties for Bridge Inspection Spec IV :
  • Inspects bridges and related structures and evaluates condition in accordance with the bridge inspection Manual to determine the need for replacement, rehabilitation or maintenance.
  • Meets National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Team Leader requirements.

Competencies

The required competencies for these jobs include:

Bridge Inspection Specialist II, III or IV:
  • Bridge inspection and appraisal methods and procedures
  • Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
  • Preparing and maintaining confidential and sensitive records, files and reports
  • The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work in cramped spaces (bend, stoop, crawl) and at varied heights
  • Move up to 50 pounds (See essential duties for example of items to be moved.)

Additional competencies for Bridge Inspection Specialist III:
  • Reading and interpreting applicable plans, schematics, blueprints and maps
  • Scheduling work assignments

Additional competencies for Bridge Inspection Specialist IV:
  • Bridge engineering principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory
  • Planning, assigning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of professional, administrative and technical employees

Education

This job requires the following:
  • High School Grad or Equivalent in general high school studies.

Work Experience

Bridge Inspection Specialist II requires the following :
  • 6 years in either construction; construction/bridge/related structure inspec.; bridge appraisal; diving/underwater inspec. of structural elements.
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • College education and/or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis. Education substitution includes: engineering, engineering technology, construction, construction inspection, commercial dive certification or a related field.

Bridge Inspection Specialist III requires the following :
  • 7 years in either construction; construction/bridge/related structure inspec.; bridge appraisal; diving/underwater inspec. of structural elements.
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • College education and/or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis. Education substitution includes: engineering, engineering technology, construction, construction inspection, commercial dive certification or a related field.

Bridge Inspection Specialist IV requires the following :
  • 8 years in either construction; construction/bridge/related structure inspec.; bridge appraisal; diving/underwater inspec. of structural elements.
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent
  • No supervisory experience required.
  • College education and/or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis. Education substitution includes: engineering, engineering technology, construction, construction inspection, commercial dive certification or a related field.

Licenses and Certifications

The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:
  • Valid Driver License
  • Safety Impact Certificate
**Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire **

Other Conditions:
  • This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must have successfully completed a comprehensive training course based on the FHWA's Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (FHWA-NHI-Course No. 130055 - Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, or an equivalent recognized by the FHWA) within one (1) year of hire, and sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.