Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2- Hood Canal Bridge- Kitsap County, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT has exciting career opportunity for an experienced trades professional who loves working outdoors and embraces challenges. The Olympic Region is seeking to fill a Bridge Maintenance Specialist 2 position to help maintain and provide critical support to the safe operation of the Hood Canal Bridge. Operating a wide variety of bridge maintenance equipment and tools, this position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Hood Canal Bridge to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and commerce. This position has public safety and safety of fellow employees as a high priority and must be considered in every decision and activity affecting the highway facilities. This position provides leadership to build cohesive and results oriented teams and fosters a positive healthy work environment that challenges all staff to be respectful and professional.

What to Expect
This position is required to perform work that is often physical in nature, primarily outdoors and often next to high-volume, high-speed traffic. Work performed may be at elevated heights, above 100 feet over land or water, and/or in a confined environment. Rotational standby is required for this position.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Maintenance Specialist will:
- Perform maintenance and structural repairs on floating, moving, and fixed structures on an ongoing basis and in emergencies.
- Diagnose deficiencies and repair/replace bridge components.
- Perform Preventative Maintenance (PM) such as drain cleaning, bridge deck sealing, painting, expansion joint cleaning and bridge cleaning.
- Maintain, modify, and repair components of bridge structures.
- Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches.
- Operate specialized equipment such as small boats and Class A, B, and C Commercial Driver's License (CDL) equipment.
- Perform traffic control; conduct moving and stationary traffic control operations.
- Respond to emergency bridge hits from third parties.
- Assist area maintenance crews in storm events to include performing snow and ice control.

To be considered for this opportunity, at least one of the following are required:
One (1) year of experience as a Bridge Maintenance Specialist 1. OR
Two (2) years of experience as a Maintenance Specialist 2, with experience in heavy construction, carpentry, concrete, steel fabrication, electrical or work as a millwright.
Journey-level standing in a construction trade as attested by completion:
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship.
Full journey status in a trade union
Four (4) years of experience as a full-time helper to a journey worker in a specified trade or an equivalent combination of education/experience.

In addition to one of the above, the following are also required:
A valid Washington Class A CDL with N (Tanker) endorsement without airbrake restrictions and without an E (Manual Transmission) restriction; or obtain within twelve (12) months of hire. (Agency assists with obtaining)
A valid Traffic Control/Flagging card with experience performing traffic control per MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels, and flagging; or obtain Flagger Certification within six (6) months of hire. (Agency assists with obtaining)
Skilled in the use of radio communication equipment, computers, phones, and other electronic equipment.
The ability to report to the Maintenance Facility with a 60-minute response time for emergencies.
The ability to climb ladders and work at heights exceeding 100 feet, over land or water.
The ability and willingness to travel as needed, work nights, weekends, holidays, and perform emergency callout/standby.
The ability to manipulate and transport objects weighing up to 50 pounds in a safe manner.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school diploma, possession of a GED certificate or equivalent.
Two (2) years of experience operating and performing preventative maintenance with vehicles 15,000 GVW or greater.
Skilled in the use computers for communicating and sending attachments, using Microsoft Office, and enter and retrieve information from WSDOT data bases such as M-PET.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Experience reading and understanding bridge construction plans for trouble shooting to include Electrical, Mechanical and Hydraulic systems.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs
This position may 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.
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.

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, 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!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent 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.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

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 explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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

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, Robyn Lovely at Please be sure to reference 21DOT-OR-30721-1 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Kitsap County, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $54,108 - $62,748/ YR

Posted on April 21, 2022

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