Bridge Inspector I

Description of Work
SG: GN08 Salary Range $33,960 - $54,337
Assists the Team Leader of a 2-man bridge inspection team with in-depth safety inspections of all types of highway structures, including bridges, culverts, large pipes and walkways, and measurement of sign clearances. Takes precise measurements on structures to detect any movement, deterioration and/or damage to structural members and documents deficiencies; writes detailed structure inspection reports documenting all findings necessary for use in an asset management program which includes determining the structural integrity and safety of State highway structures. Work is performed in an outside environment at considerable heights and slopes, possible exposure to snakes, spiders, insects, and poisonous plants. Preference will be given to those applicants with bridge safety inspection experience. Must be able to drive a state vehicle and/or be able to drive alone. Safety toe shoes will be required as a condition of employment.
Location of work: Columbus and surrounding counties, office based in Whiteville. May require work outside of the assigned work area.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Qualified applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:
Experience using Word and Excel.
Experience with Structure Plan Reading.
Knowledge of Bridge Inspection Equipment such as Hydra Platforms, Man Lifts, Snooper Trucks or Boats.
Knowledge of Bridge Inspection Tools such as Digital Cameras, Tape Measures, Hammers and Ladders.
Experience in Drafting, Sketching and Report Writing.
Additional Expectations:
This person is responsible for assisting the Team Leader in carrying out in-depth inspections on bridges, light standards, culverts, pipes, sign supports & overhead walkways and preparation of reports detailing conditions found during the inspection process. These reports are used in an evaluation process that determines the structural integrity and the capability of structures to support loads imposed on them by the traveling public and/or natural forces. Other duties include training new inspectors, scheduling and planning the team's activities in conformance with bridge priorities. Work will primarily be in the county where the office is located and surrounding counties with, upon special request, occasional travel to other counties in the State. The field work requires work in situations that are hazardous in their nature, such as traffic congestion, working on slopes, climbing of high steel, working in confined areas, and working above water or the snooper crane at considerable heights Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's degree in Civil Engineering Technology from an appropriately accredited institution;
or High school or General Education Development (GED) diploma and two (2) years of progressive experience in the inspection, construction, design or maintenance of major steel or concrete bridges or other structures; or an equivalent combination of training and directly related experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Nicole Williams #919-707-6415
Applicant must meet both the minimum requirements and all posted Knowledge, Skills and Ability requirements to be considered Qualified for the position. It is important that your application includes all your relevant education and work experience and that you answer all questions associated with the application. NCDOT will not accept "See Attached" or "See Resume" in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.

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