STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SENIOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
Class Code: 8129-24 Date Established: 02-04-98
Occupational Code: 5-3-5 Date of Last Revision: 03-28-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform supervisory, technical, and administrative duties directing the operation and maintenance of bridge structures and movable lift bridges for the Bureau of Bridge Maintenance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Acts as general superintendent of a group of Bridge Construction Foremen and skilled bridge maintenance and construction workers engaged in bridge maintenance and construction work.
· Supervises all trades, including carpentry, steel work, painting, masonry, plumbing, and electrical work, as well as all aspects of highway and bridge construction, including: form and concrete work; excavating; pile driving; cofferdam installations; brick and masonry construction; reinforced concrete construction; steel fabrication erection; Bailey Bridge installation; painting; bridge construction; demolition of old structures; and traffic control.
· Supervises Gate Operators and Drawbridge Operators in the daily operation and maintenance of movable span bridges, and keeps accurate record of each lift.
· Trains subordinates in good construction practices and assures that crews, hired equipment, and contractors are performing assignments in a safe and efficient manner.
· Develops and implements long-term strategies for security initiatives and security action plans and supervises safety and security inspections for heightened monitoring and surveillance.
· Makes frequent inspections of facilities with particular attention paid to machinery and electrical equipment associated with the movable spans to prevent breakdowns, and makes arrangements for immediate corrections of emergency or dangerous highway system or bridge conditions for the safety and control of traffic at the job sites day and night.
· Coordinates necessary materials and establishes contract rental agreements for construction equipment and operations, and arranges to call in electrical or mechanical contractors who are under a service agreement to perform repairs that are beyond the capability of the maintenance crews to accomplish.
· Coordinates the keeping of accurate records of bridge job costs, time, materials, equipment, and work progress.
· Maintains understanding of current Coast Guard regulations pertaining to respective bridges.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees or approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating system wide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment, which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Possession of an Associate’s Degree from a recognized college or technical school.
Experience: Eight years’ experience in all phases of general bridge construction and/or bridge maintenance, five years of which shall have involved supervising groups in bridge construction and maintenance procedures.
License/Certification: Must possess a Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or Class B with air brake endorsement or obtain such a licensure prior to the completion of the probationary period. The applicant’s Motor vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of bridge and highway construction and maintenance and basic principles of engineering. Ability to document and maintain records and generate reports. Ability to interpret plans and specifications. Ability to understand and work with mechanical systems. Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to use resourcefulness, initiative, and appropriate judgment in performance of duties. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the motoring public, as well as landowners along the highway right of way and employees. Ability to climb and work from scaffolds high above ground. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04