June 22, 2022


(This is not a Competitive Class position.) 


Brendan Masterson, Commissioner, Department of Public Works
315 Shamrock Lane, Kingston, New York 12401-2810 


Bridge Crew Leader / Temporary / Full-Time  / Benefited


Bridge Crew


$29.48 / hour (Grade 7)


July 14, 2022
(When such a vacancy is announced, employees who wish to be considered shall be allowed to file appropriate notice within ten (10) working days following the announcement of the vacancy.)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a working supervisory position involving responsibility for the construction and maintenance tasks related to the construction and repair of bridges, culverts, guide rail and bridge rail which may include carpentry work, masonry work, iron work, welding work, metal fabrication, steel setting and erecting, and the operation of various small and large construction equipment. The employee is under general supervision of the Bridge Supervisor with work assigned and reviewed periodically and upon completion.  Immediate supervision is exercised over the working crew. Supervises and participates in the work of a small crew engaged in bridge maintenance and repair.  Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of bridge repair and maintenance techniques; good knowledge of tools, equipment and materials used in bridge repair and maintenance; good knowledge of the safety procedures and precautions involved in the operation of small and large construction equipment; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to perform medium to heavy physical labor;  ability to read and work from rough sketches; ability to take measurements and perform routine calculations; mechanical aptitude; willingness to respond to emergencies; willingness to work under adverse weather conditions; dependability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Three (3) years of full-time paid, or its’ part-time equivalent, experience in the construction, maintenance or repair of bridges.
Special Requirement: At time of appointment, must possess a valid New York State Driver's License appropriate for the vehicle and/or construction equipment being operated.
Special Requirement for Positions in Ulster County Department of Public Works: Candidates for employment in this position must possess a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Class A (CDL) License with required endorsements, if any, at time of appointment.
New York State Class A CDL Driver License Vehicle Description:  Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 lbs, provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of vehicles(s) is more than 10,000 lbs.
Special Note: In accordance with Federal Highway Administration (HWA) 49CFR382, all prospective employees will undergo drug/alcohol testing prior to appointment and will undergo random drug/alcohol testing during the course of employment.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
If this is an Ulster County position it will require a criminal background check and a candidate will be required to complete and sign a Criminal Background Investigation Release Form.  Upon a conditional employment offer a candidate will be required to be fingerprinted accordingly. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.