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State of Montana Bridge Inspection Team Leader 1 in Glendive, Montana

TheMontana Department of Transportation (MDT)is recruiting for a/Bridge Inspection Team Leader 1/. A Bridge Inspection Team Leader 1 is experienced in structure condition, safety inspection, and Federal reporting. The Bridge Inspection Team Leader 1 inspects most types of in-service structures including bridges and culverts in order to protect critical infrastructure, maintain public safety and fulfill the Department’s legal responsibilities. Duties include structure inspection and assessment, bridge condition documentation and reporting, bridge inspection planning, inspection team oversight and development, and bridge inspection quality control to ensure accuracy of legal records of structure inspections. This position acts as a lead worker for an inspection team consisting of career ladder bridge inspectors. This position is supervised by the Area Bridge Inspection Manager. This position is considered opened until filled. We will be performing our candidate review on Monday, June 24th. Please have all applications in by 11:59pm on Sunday, June 23rd in ordered to be considered this first candidate review. * For a full job description, please contact Elizabeth Otte at eotte@mt.gov *_Benefits of working for MDT and the State of Montana include:_ * Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance * Potential hybrid remote work arrangement available * Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance * Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families * State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation) * Employees in this position receive overtime compensation or compensatory time for all time in a pay status over 40 hours in a workweek * Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays * Eligibility forPublic Service Student Loan Forgiveness * Benefits apply on first day of employment * Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer / /For information on the Montana Department of Transportation’s mission, vision, and values, please visit our website:https://www.mdt.mt.gov/about.aspx#values _Required Education and Experience:__ * The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, or a related field from an ABET accredited program. * A minimum of 2 years of experience in inspection of in-service bridges under the guidance of a Bridge Inspection Team Leader, and meets current Federal requirements to be a Bridge Inspection Team Leader. * Alternative qualifications include: registration as a Professional Engineer in Montana and 1 year of in-service bridge inspection experience under the guidance of a Bridge Inspection Team Leader, and meets the current Federal requirements to be a Bridge Inspection Team Leader; a minimum of 5 years of experience in inspection of in-service bridges under the guidance of a Bridge Inspection Team Leader, and meets current Federal requirements to be a Bridge Inspection Team Leader; a minimum of 3 years of experience in inspection of in-services bridges under the guidance of a Bridge Inspection Team Leader and 2 years of related experience including any combination of bridge inspection, bridge design, bridge maintenance, and bridge construction, and meets current Federal requirements to be a Bridge Inspection Team Leader. * Any combination of education and related work experience equivalent to the minimum qualifications. * Certifications, licensure, or other credentials include: Successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course. * * *Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:* * */Knowledge:/* o Civil engineering principles and associated mathematics and physical sciences. o Knowledge of the principles and practices of condition inspection of in-services bridges. o Familiarity with the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, National Bridge Inspection Standards, and Element Level inspection standards and procedures. o Non-destructive testing techniques for structural materials. o Methods and techniques of highway construction. o Safety practices and OSHA regulations. * */Skills:/* o Coordinating multiple inspection projects. o Operating inspection equipment. o Adapting to changes in plans and site conditions. o Effective written and verbal communication. o Operating computer software, including standard Microsoft Office software and bridge inspection applications. o Managing, comparing and compiling large amounts of data. o Communicating tactfully with other agency officials and with the public. o Applying engineering concepts to a variety of situations. o Evaluating structural problems by examining evidence, discussions with peers and structural engineers. o Solving problems for multiple types of structural and logistical issues . o Using inspection experience to make decisions on structural stability and safety. * */Abilities:/* o Effectively communicates in a high stress and multi-task environment. o Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others. o Creates a positive work environment through cooperation and communication. o Motivated to takes action to achieve results with out being told. o Supports team decisions and outcomes through actions and communication. o Highly observant and pays attention to detail. o Adjusts to meet inflexible deadlines. o Makes sound decisions that affect public health and safety. o Committed to workplace safety for self and others. *Required Application Materials:* * **A resume detailing your qualifications and work history. * A cover letter of no more than two pages addressing your qualifications for the position. Your online application and all required materials must be submitted before midnight on the closing date. Ensure all materials submitted are selected as “Relevant.” If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR representative listed below. *Other Information_* This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program and our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be provided if selected for hire. Generally, sponsorship for work authorization is not available through the State of Montana. MDT is not enrolled in E-Verify and is unable to hire F-1 STEM OPT visa candidates. Title: Bridge Inspection Team Leader 1 Location: Glendive Requisition ID: 24140111