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Structure Inspection and Maintenance Specialist (Transportation Specialist Advanced) – Two Positions

By July 13, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Department of Transportation

Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact on Wisconsin’s infrastructure? Join the Bureau of Structures as a Structure Inspection and Maintenance Specialist to aid in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and transportation related structures!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking interested and qualified individuals to fill two Structure Inspection and Maintenance Specialist (Transportation Specialist Advanced) positions in the Bureau of Structures!

These full-time positions are headquartered in the North Central Region (Rhinelander) and Northwest Region (Superior or Spooner) of Wisconsin.

Position Summary
Structure Inspection and Maintenance Specialist – Rhinelander Location

This position is a Transportation Specialist Advanced in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and transportation related structures for the Bureau of Structures – Inspection and Maintenance Unit A located in the North Central Region – Rhinelander office. This position individually or as a member of a team performs complex duties assisting the region inspection and maintenance engineers in implementing the planned bridge inspection and maintenance program. Duties include but are not limited to conducting structure inspections; preparing structure inspection reports; recommending and coordinating maintenance actions and repair needs; and directing and monitoring county and contractor forces in the repairs and/or maintenance of structures.

Structure Inspection and Maintenance Specialist – Superior or Spooner Location

This position is a Transportation Specialist Advanced in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and transportation related structures for the Bureau of Structures – Inspection and Maintenance Unit A located in the Northwest Region – Superior or Spooner office. This position individually or as a member of a team performs complex duties assisting the region inspection and maintenance engineers in implementing the planned bridge inspection and maintenance program. Duties include but are not limited to conducting structure inspections; preparing structure inspection reports; recommending and coordinating maintenance actions and repair needs; and directing and monitoring county and contractor forces in the repairs and/or maintenance of structures. This position also assists in inspecting/maintaining a state-owned bascule (lift or moveable) bridge, which is a highly complex bridge.

Salary Information
These positions are in schedule-range 14-13 with an annual salary of $56,160 – $74,880, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Qualifications
Bridge Inspector Special Requirements

Certified Bridge Inspector per WisDOT Structure Inspection Manual (or be able to obtain this certification within the first 12 months of employment).
Ability to frequently travel on an independent basis such as traveling 3 to 5 days a week to multiple locations in one day
Ability to work outdoors in conditions of heat, cold, humidity, dust, and to walk over rough terrain.
Ability to lift and carry objects such as tools or material samples.
Ability to work outside of normal working hours.
Ability to work in or near water, including safely working from a boat.
Bridge inspection requires a level of physical agility and strength plus the ability to work at heights up to several hundred feet above ground level safely.  Access to inspection areas is gained by entering small access hatches and climbing or descending ladders and also requires crawling on beams and piers.  Safety equipment including harnesses and special self-contained breathing equipment may be required.  Some inspections require entering and riding in a special bucket suspended underneath the structure from a hydraulic boom on special bridge inspection machines known as a “Snooper” and “Reach-All”.
Qualified applicants will have experience with the following:

At least 5 years of experience in design, construction, maintenance, or inspection of transportation structures (structures are defined as bridges, culverts, sound walls, retaining walls or sign bridges)
At least 2 years of experience as a team member completing structure inspections (this may include completing tasks such as sounding concrete, deck chaining, underwater bridge profiling, note taking, inspection data entry, quantifying element condition states, or inspection planning).

Deadline to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis until the positions are filled. The first application review deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, July 31st 2022.

If you already applied for this position as Job ID 6470, then you do not need to reapply to this posting.

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To apply for this job email your details to allison.strullmyer@dot.wi.gov

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