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Job Specification

 BRIDGE OPERATOR TRAINEE

 DEFINITION

 Under the close supervision of a supervisor in the Department 
 of Transportation, or in a local government jurisdiction, learns 
 to operate one or more  drawbridges; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this tittle are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title may not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 As a Trainee and productive worker:

 Learns to operate  semiautomatic and/or manual equipment to open 
 and seat the  movable  span  of a drawbridge allowing for the safe
 and efficient flow of marine traffic through the draw in accordance
 with prescribed governmental regulations; remains vigilant for
 approaching marine traffic under the guidance of an experienced
 bridge operator.

 Learns to operate semiautomatic and/or manual equipment to
 activate warning lights; traffic gates. horns, barrier gates, and
 other safety devices to safely control highway and pedestrian
 traffic prior to, during and after the opening of the span under
 the leadership of an experienced bridge operator.

 Learns to manually open bridge if controls fail to work.

 Learns to climb the bridge structure, and crawl through small 
 spaces to inspect structure or perform maintenance or minor 
 repair functions.

 Learns to perform test lifts to maintain operational readiness and 
 ensure operational efficiency during bridge rehabilitation and
 repair under the leadership of an experienced bridge operator.

 Learns to perform inspections and limited preventive maintenance
 of machinery and equipment under the leadership of an experienced
 bridge operator.

 Learns to make required contacts or other communications to 
 ensure the timely report and resolution of a significant events
 that impact the safe and efficient flow of marine and vehicular
 traffic.  Completes or assists in the completion and on-time
 submission of related reports.

 Learns to maintain bridge houses, bridge walkways, sidewalks 
 and all work areas in a safe, clean condition at all times including
 but not limited to sweeping, washing and waxing floors, cleaning
 windows, snow removal and removal of debris from pedestrian
 sidewalk, storage and disposal of garbage in a safe and proper
 manner.

 Learns to respond to emergency situations including snow removal  
 and ice control and is available day or night as required.

 Learns to record bridge opening data on bridge opening reports,
 hourly bridge opening surveys, vessel height surveys, and related
 data on department forms under the leadership of an experienced 
 bridge operator.

 Learns to operate drawbridge in accordance with New Jersey 
 Department of Transportation policies and procedures, operations 
 bulletins and United States Coast Guard regulations.

 Maintains accurate and factual records and prepares miscellaneous  
 reports under the leadership of an experienced bridge operator.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office or related units.
 
 REQUIREMENTS:

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGES AND ABILITIES

 Ability to learn to inspect and perform limited, routine maintenance  
 work and oversee the maintenance of machinery and equipment on 
 the bridge structure after.

 Ability to learn to operate electronically controlled motors, diesel
 generators, manually activated diesel engines and their basic
 electrical/mechanical operating requirements.

 Ability to work at heights, climb ladders, stairs and structural
 members over water, for routine inspection and re-lamping of
 navigation lights and features.

 Ability to learn to manually open bridge when controls fail
 to work.

 Ability to climb through bridge structures and enclosed spaces 
 over bodies of water.

 Ability to learn to  seat the bridge span without damage to the
 bridge structure by using of eye-hand coordination to operate
 semi-automatic and/or manual controls.

 Ability to respond to emergency situations including snow 
 removal and ice control.

 Ability to understand and follow United States Coast Guard
 regulations  governing the navigable waters of the United 
 States as they apply to the operation of drawbridges.

 Ability to understand and carry out department rules and
 regulations governing the operation of State drawbridges.

 Ability to recall sequential directions under stress and give
 or carry out precise instructions during emergency situations.

 Ability to identify and accurately report equipment failure or
 operating problems to appropriate personnel.

 Ability to learn  to utilize various types of electronic and
 manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate 
 in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position. 
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
 as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known disability.  
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
 the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 ADVANCEMENT

 Upon  successful completion of the (6) six-month training period,
 appointees will be eligible for advancement to the Bridge  Operator
 title, in accordance with Department of Personnel procedures.  The
 inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of performance 
 warranting advancement to the title listed above shall be considered 
 as cause for separation.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
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40349CN400900O10-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

11/15/2014