Louisiana Department of State Civil Service BRIDGE OPERATOR 1 in Plaquemine, Louisiana



$1,720.00 - $3,515.00 Monthly

$9.92 - $20.28 Hourly

$1,720.00 - $3,515.00 Monthly


Plaquemine, LA

Plaquemine, LA

Job Type



DOTD-Engineering & Operations

Job Number



10/21/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

District 61 - Gang 950 - Iberville Parish

Job Number: B/10-14-16/010973/61-950C

Bridge Operator 1

No Civil Service test score is 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 can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

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

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225)219-1041 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the Job Title (Bridge Operator 1) and Job Number (B/10-14-16/010973/61-950C) on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.

NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

For more job specific information, please contact:

Mr. Todd Morgan

Highway Foreman




No experience or training is required.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To operate a power driven drawbridge and to perform preventive maintenance on the bridge.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Direct Supervision from a Bridge Operator Foreman, Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent, or other equivalent level supervisor; may receive lead worker direction from a Bridge Operator 2.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

Department of Transportation and Development.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from the Bridge Operator 2 by the lack of extensive on-the-job training and advanced expertise. The Bridge Operator 1 serves in a trainee capacity, to become proficient in the operation and preventative maintenance functions of the assigned bridge(s).

Examples of Work

Receives on-the-job training in the operation of power driven drawbridges.

Becomes familiar with Coast Guard regulations and DOTD policies on bridge operations.

Conducts visual inspection of bridge to ensure safe operation.

Prepares bridge logs, documenting bridge openings and closings in response to marine vessel signals.

Uses the marine radio to communicate with vessel pilots.

Reports mechanical or electrical problems to bridge leadworker or other appropriate personnel so that corrective action can be taken.

Lubricates operating machinery.

Checks fluid levels and changes oil in emergency generators.

Assists in the collection of information to report marine and vehicular collisions and damages.