Class Code:XA011


General Description

Semi-skilled mechanical tasks involved in the operation and maintenance of a bridge and supervisory responsibilities including planning, scheduling and assigning the work of a staff of bridge tenders.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Maintains watch for water traffic and operates bridge and traffic control devices in response to proper boat signals.

Plans, schedules and assigns the work of a staff of bridge tenders; develops and maintains operating plans to ensure safe and efficient bridge operations.

Inspects mechanical and electrical devices for defects or malfunctions.

Supervises maintenance of bridges.

Maintains bridge lighting by turning bridge lights off and on at proper times and ensuring that burned out lights and fuses are replaced.

Requisitions materials, maintains records; prepares and submits reports.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires four (4) years of experience in mechanical and electrical work including one (1) year of experience in bridge maintenance work or closely related experience.

Requires one (1) year of lead work/supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for duration of appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.