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Job Specification

 BRIDGE OPERATOR TRAINEE

 DEFINITION

 Under the close supervision of a supervisor in the Department of
 Transportation, 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 and close 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 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  
 sufficiently 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 essential functions of the job with or without 
 reasonable accommodation.  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.

3/21/2015