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State of Washington Class Specification

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BRIDGE TENDER
597E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Operates a floating or lift span bridge to allow the passing of water traffic.

Typical Work

Opens and closes floating or lift span bridges by operating the control panel;

Maintains records of bridge activities such as daily diary, log showing opening and closing of bridge, records of greasing and oiling and other required records;

Performs minor bridge maintenance tasks such as greasing and oiling of mechanical components;

Maintains an anemometer record when required;

Inspects bridge for ice and damage and makes minor repairs or reports damage to the supervisor;

In cases of accidents, renders assistance and controls traffic until arrival of law enforcement agencies;

Keeps control house and adjacent areas clean;

Maintains good safety and public relation practices;

Performs other work as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

A valid driver's license may be required for some positions.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate

Notes:

Must be capable of working at heights exceeding 100 feet

Class Specification History

New class: December 1, 1965
Note added regarding physical examination: October 1973
Code change (formerly 7072): June 9, 1975
Revised minimum qualifications: February 11, 1983
Revised minimum qualifications: December 12, 1986
Revised minimum qualifications: September 10, 1993
Revised new class code: (formerly 71300) effective July 1, 2007

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