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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service BRIDGE INSPECTOR 1-4 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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$2,489.00 - $4,363.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

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DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/10/2023 11:59 PM Central

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DISTRICT 61 - UNIT 051 – Baton Rouge

JOB NUMBER: 61/50389978/BI1-2/05.26.2023-KL


Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency:

Bridge Inspector 1- Starting salary is $14.36/hourly with an additional $3.00 premium pay for every hour worked.

Bridge Inspector 2- Starting salary is $16.45/hourly with an additional $3.00 premium pay for every hour worked.

Bridge Inspector 3- Starting salary is $17.60/hourly with an additional $2.00 premium pay for every hour worked.

Bridge Inspector 4- Starting salary is $21.56/hourly with an additional $2.00 premium pay for every hour worked.

No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines

“The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.”

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Thaddaeus Manuel

Bridge Engineer




One year of experience in bridge design, bridge maintenance, bridge construction, bridge inspection, construction inspection, sub-professional engineering, or another related field.


An associate's degree in engineering or engineering technology will substitute for the required experience.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts


To participate in on-the-job training to learn standard procedures and practices associated with bridge inspection.




Direct from a Bridge Inspector 5 or Engineer. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.




Department of Transportation and Development. Other locations may be approved by SCS.


Differs from Engineering Technicians by the presence of bridge inspection duties.

Differs from Bridge Inspector 2 by the absence of experienced-level bridge inspection duties.

Examples of Work

Function Statement:

The overall function of this position to assist the Bridge Inspector 5 in the activities of the Bridge Inspection Office by working with a team of Bridge Inspectors engaged in Bridge Inspection duties. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring high quality inspection work is performed by DOTD inspectors in accordance with Bridge Inspection Standards 23CFR650 Subpart C. Routinely is required to perform duties in extreme weather and hazardous working conditions and is required to use a state vehicle for travel. Structured training requirements must be met and maintained. May be required to work District-wide on State Projects.

This position is located in District 61/Gang 051, East Baton Rouge Parish of the Department of Transportation and Development and reports directly to the Bridge Inspector 5. This position is in a Career Progression Group (CPG) beginning with Bridge Inspector 1 and capped at the Bridge Inspector 4. The incumbent must be self-motivated and be able to perform duties many times with or without minimal supervision and also be able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs as appropriate and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks. While in official capacity, DOTD employees must comply with applicable Louisiana and Civil Service laws, rules and regulations, as well as DOTD policies, procedures, manuals and directives.

The incumbent is required to possess the following specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as to maintain the following licensing and operate the following equipment:

1.Knowledge of current LADOTD Standard Specifications for Roads & Bridges. Familiar with Bridge Inspection Standards 23CFR650 Subpart C. Proficient in the use of Site Manager.

2.Louisiana Driver’s License, Class E required.

3.Position is subject to drug testing as per LA DOTD policies.

4.Equipment used: Laptop computer; cell phone; measuring equipment (such as measuring wheel, tape measure, level); calculator; ultrasonic thickness gauge; infrared thermometer; “light” meter

35% Leads a two or more manned team performing inspections on new or existing on-system or off-system bridges in the district: inspecting all deck, superstructure, substructure and embankment elements for damage of the deterioration and its effect on the structural integrity of the bridge as a whole; making recommendations as to establishing, raising or lowering legal posted loam limits of bridges based on the condition of various structural elements, the extent of deterioration and any repairs made to these deteriorated components; and in cases of critical deficiencies may either recommend immediate closure or may immediately close the bridge, depending on the extend of seriousness of the findings of the inspection. Responsible for signing bridge inspection report forms certifying the accuracy of the reported data. Must be able to climb to extreme heights at times during inspections.

20% Conducts/performs in-depth inspections of larger, complex structures such as movable bridges, bridges with special details like pin & hanger connections, suspend and cantilever spans, truss type bridges, and bridges with fracture critical and fatigue prone details, etc.

10% Trains and approves the results of inspection duties performed by lower lever inspectors as they experience and become proficient at performing bridge safety inspections.

15% Reviews the activities of local jurisdiction bridge owners (Cities and Parishes) regarding compliance with FHWA/DOTD regulations; determines level of compliance with the interim inspections, load rating, load posting / closing requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards, which will be the basis for allowing or denying continued participation in the Federal Off-System Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement Program.

10% Reviews the findings of bridge safety inspections, estimating labor, equipment and material necessary to perform needed repairs; assists Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Supervisor with coordinating and scheduling the maintenance activities of the district’s bridge maintenance and repair crews as necessary

5% Work as a liaison between the district and contractors performing any contract maintenance repair work on any state bridge structure, bridge rails, guardrails, and crash attenuators. Review invoices that come into the office to be paid. Investigate marine traffic accidents on major structures crossing navigable waterways.

5% Will be required to perform other duties as necessary including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


    Are you a permanent LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a probational LA-DOTD employee?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you a current or former employee of the State of Louisiana?

  • Yes

  • No


    If so, for which state agency(ies) do you/did you work and during what time period(s)? If not, indicate "NA".


    To ensure compliance with PPM #9, DOTD Nepotism Policy, please list the name and relationship with any immediate family members that are currently employed by the LA-DOTD. Please type "N/A" if there are no immediate family members?


    What are your career interests?

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For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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