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Date: Jul 29, 2020

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Requisition No: 210702 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55007264 

Salary:  $48,916.46 - $63,303.65 

Posting Closing Date: 08/12/2020 








CONTACT PERSON:  Robert McQuarrie




The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  Calculate the estimated annual value of working for the State of Florida here.  For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.   In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.


This position requires a valid Class (E) driver's license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Driver's Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:


  1. Three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation.
  2. Any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years.
  3. A suspension or revocation of the driver's license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. A suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years


Your driving record will be reviewed, and the status of your driver's license confirmed.


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Coordinates inspection schedules and performs field inspections, as required, of State owned structures within the District in accordance with requirements specified in the Department’s Manual for Bridge and Other Structures Inspection and Reporting; and the National Bridge Inspection, Standards (NBIS) and assures the quality of the work that is performed by other team members. Identifies evidence of stress related deterioration and physical condition of various structural components.  Defines and quantifies deficiencies, identifies root causes utilizing both current and historical inspection results, by behavioral observations and makes recommendations for preventive and corrective actions.  Supervises the collection of samples and on-site testing of the structures and other materials.


Maintains bridge inspection records and bridge inventories by overseeing the preparation of a thorough and complete Inspection and Comprehensive Inventory Data Report, which clearly describes conditions of the inspected structure.  Input into the Department’s database may be required.


Reviews material from previous inspections collected by subordinates including deficiencies, quantities, channel profiles, site conditions and previous work performed.  Reviews field preparation information obtained from Topic F, “Field Preparation” in the Bridge Folder and verifies that supplies and materials that are required to perform field inspections are on hand.  Coordinates Construction Acceptance Inspections, and oversees report preparation and makes recommendations when required.


Leads other inspectors by example by being proficient in all aspects of structural inspection, in accordance with the governing documents noted above.  Advises management on bridge inspection related topics including the condition of specific structures and of the inventory as a whole and makes recommendations for improvement including but not limited to participating in the Long Range Estimate process.


Assures that inspection and safety equipment is in good working order, and calibrated when required prior to the field inspection.  Operate all inspection related equipment as necessary.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of federal and state bridge inspection principles, techniques, procedures; skilled in interpreting plans and specifications; Knowledge of bridge construction and material characteristics; Knowledge of testing methods for specific bridge deficiencies; Knowledge of the bridge management system; Knowledge of comprehensive  inventory database (CID); Skilled in using computer including applications such as word processing, spreadsheet programs and Florida Department of Transportation mainframe; Skilled in working with internal and external customers in a tactful and courteous manner; Skilled in communicating effectively, orally and in writing; Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments; Ability to climb ladders, scaffolds and bridge structures; Ability to work outdoors and in close quarters, in various weather conditions, terrains and elevations; Ability to work from a boat or barge for extended periods to include walking, standing, crawling, stooping, wading and swimming; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Certified as a bridge inspector by the Florida Department of Transportation.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS:  A valid class E driver's license. Obtains and maintains certification in Maintenance of Traffic - Intermediate level. The incumbent of this position will at times be required to work during weekends, nights, or holidays due to emergency conditions. Overnight travel may be required for statewide meetings, training, conferences or seminars.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess an active certification as a Florida Certified Bridge Inspector and 48 months experience as a certified bridge inspector


As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.


A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $1,976.00 will be added to the annual salary


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami