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Douglas County  5140
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Pay Range 232


This classification performs duties associated with bridge construction and maintenance; operate and perform routine maintenance on bridge equipment; perform manual tasks. This classification is represented by Teamsters Local 223.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Build forms for concrete abutments, piers, decks and slabs; assist in pouring, vibrating and finishing concrete.

2. Cut, bend and place metal reinforcement.

3. Build a wide variety of items utilizing finish to rough carpentry skills, such as: office workstations and related furniture to storage sheds, buildings.

4. Operate medium to heavy sized equipment, such as: boom truck, flat bed truck, compressor and related bridge equipment. May, on an infrequent basis, operate other road maintenance equipment. Load and safely transport equipment and materials. Perform pre-trip inspections.

5. Perform repair on assigned equipment; includes minor maintenance and servicing, etc.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, practices and procedures used in maintenance and construction of wooden, steel and concrete bridges; considerable knowledge of finish to rough carpentry; considerable knowledge of minor repair of equipment; thorough knowledge of safety procedures; reasonable knowledge of the traffic laws and safety rules governing operations of motor vehicles and equipment on public roads. Skill in: Performing specialized work; performing maintenance on equipment; safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in area of responsibility; safe operation of equipment under adverse conditions. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; ability to work from plans, specifications and re-enforcing steel details; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Two years experience in bridge maintenance and construction or operation heavy road maintenance equipment OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon Class A commercial driver’s license with tank and air brake endorsements.


This classification works with supervision from an operations and maintenance leadworker or supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employees estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; equipment operation and maintenance manuals; carpentry reference materials; plans, specifications and blueprints; work zone traffic controls; OSHA standards. Employee uses reasonable judgment, generally follows established guidelines and refers to supervisor in emergency or unusual situations.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both in a carpentry shop and on the County road system. Physical demands may include bending, climbing on rough terrain, hearing alarms and voice conversations, kneeling, frequently lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, raking, shoveling, twisting, walking, working at heights and working with hazardous material, fumes, poison oak, insects, etc. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A significant amount of driving is required.

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