In the Department of Transportation, serves as lead inspector in a field inspection team charged with the technical inspection of bridges and related structures in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation.
Works under the supervision of a Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector 3, an engineer, or other employee of higher grade who reviews work for completeness, accuracy and adherence to established procedures and standards.
May lead bridge inspectors of lower grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Serves as lead inspector in a field inspection team charged with the technical inspection of bridges and related structures in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards; inspects bridges for corrosion and deterioration in steel beams and girders; evaluates coating condition; makes technical measurements to determine if bridge cross-sectional area is reduced (section loss); inspects concrete beams and girders for spalling, diagonal cracking and flexure (vertical) cracking; inspects abutments, piers and bents for evidence of tilt or settlement as well as corrosion; inspects decks, trusses, bearings, etc., for deterioration and/or corrosion; prepares inspection notes and sketches covering bridge defects noted; may operate special bridge inspection equipment and/or perform special bridge tests such as Dye Penetrant test and Magnetic Particle test; evaluates the seriousness of bridge defects noted, during inspections making on-the-spot reports if indicated; prepares accurate and complete reports of all bridge inspections; supervises and trains technicians and bridge inspectors of lower grade in the techniques, procedures and methods of bridge inspection; processes digital photographs and other electronic documents; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of technical bridge inspections; considerable knowledge of bridge components, their purposes and inter-relationships; some knowledge of basic civil engineering principles as applied to bridge design and construction; considerable ability to prepare neat and accurate drawings and sketches; considerable ability to operate and adjust specialized bridge inspection measurement and detection devices; considerable ability to prepare complete and accurate bridge inspection reports, ability to operate a camera and computer; ability to read and interpret basic bridge construction plans.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Five (5) years of employment in bridge inspection assignments in a responsible technical capacity.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector 1.
Current certification as a Level 3 or 4 Bridge Safety Inspector under the National Society of Professional Engineer's program for National Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) may be substituted for the General Experience.
Possession of a Professional Engineer's license in the State of Connecticut may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess certification for successful completion of the comprehensive bridge safety inspection training course based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual" (United States Department of Transportation) at time of appointment.
The appointing authority may require possession of an appropriate current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license at time of appointment and during employment in this class.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Employees appointed to positions in this class must have adequate physical agility, stamina and strength and are expected to maintain such physical fitness for performance of the required duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to considerable danger of injury or physical harm due to falls, traffic, and hazardous fumes and may be exposed to a moderate degree of discomfort from weather conditions.
The next higher class in this career series is Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector 3.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Bridge Safety Inspector 2 in Salary Group ES 20 approved effective January 4, 2008. (Revised to modify content)