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New York State Civil Service Bridge Repair Assistant/Trainee 1/Trainee 2 (Region 3 Cayuga County) in Waterloo, New York

Agency Transportation, Department of

Title Bridge Repair Assistant/Trainee 1/Trainee 2 (Region 3 Cayuga County)

Occupational Category Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade 09

Bargaining Unit OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $31870 to $46103 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Cayuga

Street Address 78 East River St

City Waterloo

State NY

Zip Code 13165

Minimum Qualifications Journey Level-Two years experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesman, or training through completion of a technical course in a bridge or technical trade at a school or institute. Candidate must also have a Class B Commercial Driver License. Trainee 2 – Commercial Driver License, and more than one year but less than two years of qualifying experience (as described in journey level quals). Trainee 1 – Class D Motor Vehicle License, and less than one year of qualifying experience (as described in journey level quals).

Duties Description A Bridge Repair Assistant performs a variety of semiskilled maintenance and repair activities, in a combination of trades associated with bridge repair and maintenance. The following are only examples of the type of work performed and should not be considered an all-inclusive list of the activities and assignments.Cuts steel plates and bars using acetylene cutting equipment according to layout, design, and instructions; and grinds edge of material to base metal to provide necessary base for welding. Manufactures wooden building forms for concrete work according to directions. Operates concrete mixers and makes proper mixture according to use, e.g., patching deck holes or replacing deteriorated concrete on structural members. Sets up sand blasting equipment, tends equipment during operation and adds sand as necessary. Using hand tools, scrapes scaling and deteriorated paint from structural steel and paints steel with primer and proper over coat. Cleans and seals deck joints by removing old filler with hand or power tools and pouring heated tar into joints from tar pots. Operates a variety of light highway equipment such as dump trucks, patching machines, rollers, etc. used in bridge repair and maintenance operations. Operates self-propelled vehicles similar to those operated by highway maintenance workers.Incumbents are required to work above ground and water on under bridge inspection equipment, scaffolds, ladders and boatswain chairs with rigging and slings in the midst of highway traffic in all weather conditions. Incumbents will be assigned to highway maintenance snow and ice operations during the winter maintenance season and must be able to respond to emergency call-outs within one (1) hour during this period. Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments All State employees in Executive controlled agencies, who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement, shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated.Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Amy Jo Polly, Transportation Office Assistant


Fax 315-445-8032

Email Address


Street Bridge Maintenance

5831 Butternut Drive

City East Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13057

Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume.