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Job Specification 40349


BRIDGE OPERATOR TRAINEE

 

DEFINITION


 Under the close supervision of a supervisor in the Department  of
 Transportation,  operates  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:

 Operates  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.

 Operates   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.

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

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

 Makes  required contacts or other communications  to  ensure  the
 timely  report  and resolution of  of Asignificant  events@  that
 impact  the  safe  and  efficient flow of  marine  and  vehicular
 traffic.   Completes or assists in the completion and  Aon  time@
 submission of related reports.

 Maintains bridge houses, bridge walkways, sidewalks and all  work
 areas  in a safe, clean condition at all times including  but  is
 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.

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

 Records  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.

 Performing work which  conforms with the New Jersey Department of
 Transportation policies and procedures, operations bulletins  and
 United   States  Coast  Guard  regulations  governing  drawbridge
 operations   under  the  leadership  of  an  experienced   bridge
 operator.

 Maintaining   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 NJ 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  seat the bridge span without damage  to  the  bridge
 structure  by   using of eye-hand coordination to  operate  semi-
 automatic and/or manual controls after a period of training.

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

 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  understand and carry out 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  accurately  report equipment  failure  or  operating
 problems to appropriate personnel.

 Ability  to  inspect  and perform limited  maintenance  work  and
 oversee the maintenance of machinery and equipment on the  bridge
 structure after a period of training.

 Ability  to  operate  electronically  controlled  motors,  diesel
 generators,  manually activated diesel engines  and  their  basic
 electrical/mechanical operating requirementments after  a  period
 of training.

 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.

 CODES: 09/O10 - 40349              MCK                10/01/05