Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead- King County

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
The Northwest Region (NWR) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced maintenance professional who has distinct talents in bridge maintenance to serve as the Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead in Medina, a few minutes outside of central Seattle. This position is responsible for scheduling and leading a crew of Bridge Maintenance Specialist in effort to provide preventative maintenance, general repairs, and preservation of bridge and tunnel structures throughout NWR. If you're an experienced maintenance professional with a background in bridge work that is motivated to provide safe routes to the travelling public, we strongly encourage you to apply.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead will:
- Lead a bridge maintenance crew in inspections and repairs on floating, fixed, moveable bridges, and other structures throughout WSDOT’s Northwest Region.
- Oversees and instruct crew members in the repair of bridge structures using your skills and techniques in such as carpentry, welding and concrete repairs.
- Ensures the safe and proper use of vehicles, work boats, CNC cutting, power tools, welding equipment, hydraulic gear and all other maintenance equipment. Adheres to the use of proper safety gear for self and all crew members.
- Interact with the traveling public in a professional and positive manner.
- Ability to utilize knowledge of rigging for heavy loads and corresponding equipment.
- Design and set up traffic control for road and bridge closures following departmental and MUTCD standards.
- Other duties as assigned.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Two (2) years of journey level experience in bridge maintenance or a related field such as steel fabrication, carpentry, electrician, concrete, millwright, or mechanic.
- Current Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) without endorsement N and without air brake restriction.
- Knowledge and experience in Flagging operations

In addition to:
- Ability to respond to emergency call outs, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights and weekends).
- Ability to maneuver and transport up to 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Possess intermediate computer skills.
- Willingness to climb stairs and work at heights in excess of 100ft, work in confined spaces, work in all weather conditions, around water and areas with high traffic.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Four (4) years of journey level experience in bridge maintenance or a related field such as steel fabrication, carpentry, electrician, concrete, millwright, or mechanic.
- Working knowledge of floating bridges

Important Notes
- By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
- The information provided on your application profile, any supplemental material attached to your application, and the responses to the supplemental questions will be used to determine qualifications for interview selection. Therefore, it is to your advantage that your application packet be completed in as much detail as possible.
- The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County Premium.
- The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be on December 15th, 2021. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
- This recruitment announcement may be used to fill additional positions for up to 60 days from the closing date of this announcement. The appointing authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter.
- This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
- Tuition Assistance – Our employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-11265 in the subject line.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

Contact Person: Cori Shull
Location: King County
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $62,672 - $72,727/ YR

Posted on December 02, 2021

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