Job Description

Title: Inspector-Structure & Bridges (Salem District)

State Role Title: Engineering Technician II

Hiring Range: $49,074- $79,745

Pay Band: 3

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Salem, Harrison Ave

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT is seeking applicants for the position of Structure and Bridge Inspector in the
Salem District. The candidate will work as a member of an inspection team responsible
for performing visual and mechanical inspections of bridges, culverts, traffic control
devices, and other structures; preparing inspection reports and detailed drawings of
conditions; recommending repair and structural replacements; providing cost estimates of recommendations; compiling information and updating computerized structure
inventory records.

Minimum Qualifications

*Working knowledge of structure maintenance, construction and repair procedures; of drafting
techniques and technical math; and of microcomputers, including the ability to perform data
*Ability to diagnose the causes of damage and deterioration to structures
*Ability to read and interpret road and bridge plans and agency guidelines
*Ability to apply mathematical formulas and engineering principles
*Ability to create and maintain accurate, detailed records (manually and electronically)
*Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers
*Ability to prepare detailed sketches
*Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in extreme temperatures, at great heights, in confined
spaces, over water and/or in close proximity to traffic.
*Ability to skillfully use inspection testing equipment.
*High school graduate or equivalent work experience to prepare one to succeed in this role.
*Ability to successfully complete NHI bridge inspection coursework and training within 36
months of employment.

Additional Considerations

*Working knowledge and experience in bridge inspection methods and of deterioration
characteristics of steel, concrete and timber
*Working knowledge of common bridge types and nomenclature
*National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification or
completion of National Highway Institute Inspection of In-Service Bridges training course
*Knowledge of statics, strength of materials, and structural analysis.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
*Employment reference check and work history verification
*DMV Records Check
*Fingerprint-based criminal history records check with VA State Police and FBI

Additional required for CDL holders:
*Full Query drug and alcohol history in FMCSA Clearinghouse – Register at:
*FMCSA Clearinghouse.
*Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening
*Federal DOT pre-employment physical

Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment are required in performance of
job duties

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that
provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in
support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard
Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore,
advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online through the Recruitment
Management System (PAGEUP). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State
application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided
on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section and provide
detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application may impact your
interview eligibility.

Contact Information

Name: Landon Osborne

Phone: 540-750-0284



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Salem, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
4 days ago
Job Expires:
4w 2d
Job Type
Full Time

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