SENIOR BRIDGE ENGINEER
Final Filing Date: 9/14/2020
Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail Drop-off
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20
and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will
continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to
“maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical
infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview
process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and
are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual
interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed
appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person
interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak
with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.
Under direction of a Supervising Bridge Engineer, a Senior
Bridge Engineer, Technical Specialist will serve as a structure
project engineer on complex bridge and transportation-related
structure projects. The incumbent will work in a Bridge Design
Branch and will receive work assignments and production and quality
reviews from the Branch Chief. This is a technical position with a
responsibility for design and analysis, training and mentoring, and
project delivery of structure design work.
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty
Working Conditions This position is located in Diamond Bar, Los
Angeles County While at their base of operation, incumbent will
work in a climate-controlled office under artificial lighting.
Travel may be required for field visits and for meetings with
District partners and project stakeholders. As a statewide
organization, DES adjusts to periods of fluctuating workload to
successfully deliver projects. Incumbent will be required to travel
and perform fieldwork and will be exposed to dirt, uneven surfaces,
extreme temperatures, noise, vibration, and odor associated with
fieldwork. May work around bulky/heavy materials and equipment used
in the vicinity of inspection areas. May also be exposed to the
motoring public. DES employees may be given temporary assignments
on DES projects throughout the State as workload demands.
New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of
the classification or minimum of alternate range when
Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in
the Class Specification. SENIOR BRIDGE ENGINEER
Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and
efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and
Caltrans Vision: A performance-driven, transparent, and
accountable organization that values its people, resources and
partners, and meets new challenges through leadership, innovation,
The Caltrans workforce is made up of diverse and unique
individuals who contribute to our organizational success. Caltrans
is about celebrating diversity, valuing one another, and
recognizing that Caltrans is strong not in spite of the diverse
attributes of our workforce, but because of our diversity.
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) required. The SOQ serves as
documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information
clearly and concisely in writing. SOQ must be typed and no more
than 2 pages, single-spaced, using 12 point font. Resumes do not
take the place of the SOQ.
Please describe your knowledge and experience with the
Experience as a Structure Project Engineer on projects,
including multiple types of highway structures (e.g., retaining
Knowledge of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications with
California Amendments and the Seismic Design Criteria.
Knowledge of Bridge Design processes and procedures.
Experience participating on and/or leading a Structure Design
Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external
partners within an organization .
Each item above must be addressed separately and in order.
Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications
based on a pattern of education from the classification description
(specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts
and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be
considered for this position. If selected for the position Official
sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.
Application Instructions Completed applications and all required
documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date
in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such
as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not
considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely
filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 9/14/2020 Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible
for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list
eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or
have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if
available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority;
therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in
the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are
eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be
considered for this position(s).
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified
applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection
process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in
the Classification Specification(s). How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your
Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or
required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job
Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically
through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When
submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the
Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not
apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be
submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required
Department of Transportation Attn: Caltrans HR Contact
Certification Services MS-90 P O Box 168036 Sacramento , CA
95816-8036 Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required
Caltrans HR Contact Classification and Hiring Unit - ECOS 1727
30th Street, MS 90 Sacramento , CA 95816 Closed on weekends and
State Holidays 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Required Application Package
The following items are required to be submitted with your
application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely
may not be considered for this job:
Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application
STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic
State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at
www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the
Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification
should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum
Qualifications for the position.
Statement of Qualifications - Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)
is required. Please see the Special Requirements section for SOQ
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring
interview process must request the necessary accommodations if
scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the
time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding
reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed
on this job posting. Desirable Qualifications In addition to
evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by
quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will
provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
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Employees in the State of California.
Contact Information The Human Resources Contact is available to
answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit
Contact is available to answer questions regarding the
Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the
interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled.
You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable
Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s)
to the Department's EEO Office.
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The STD. 678 is required, and each section must be filled out
completely and thoroughly. For mailed or hand delivered
applications to be considered for this position, you are required
to include the Job Control (JC-214265), PARF #59-1-181 and
title of the position (Senior Bridge Engineer) on the
State application (STD. 678) form.
Electronic applications through your Cal Career Account are
Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications based on
possession of EDUCATION, LICENSE, OR CERTIFICATE must include a
copy of your degree/transcripts or LICENSE/CERTIFICATE along with
your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.
NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity”
questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD.
678). This page is for examination use only.
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