Structural Evaluation Tech A (Bridge Inspector)

Sep 15, 2023
Sep 21, 2023
Full Time
ORDER OF PREFERENCE: The selection for Maintenance and Construction is made on the basis of fitness and ability with preference given to: Maintenance and Construction District, System-Wide ( L689 ), Authority-Wide and external candidates, respectively.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Civil Engineering or related field
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a high school graduate or a GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in structural construction, maintenance or inspections will be considered
  • Successful completion of a National Highway Institute (NHI) Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges Computer-Based Training (CBT) course.

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in structural construction, maintenance or inspections.

  • CDL Class B within 1 year of employment
  • Roadway Worker Protection Qualified Level 2 within 90 days of hire

  • Completion of the FHWA approved Comprehensive Bridge Safety Inspection Training course

Medical Group :

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).


The Structural Evaluation Technician A performs inspections, evaluations and assessments of bridges, aerials, tunnels, stations, retaining structures, parking structures and other WMATA structures.

  • Conducts in-depth visual and mechanical inspections of structures such as bridges, aerials, tunnels, stations, retaining structures, and parking structures, as well as, other structural assets to identify all structural damage, deterioration, defects, and deficiencies that would present a safety hazard or maintenance concern. Ensures all structure inspections are compliant with federal and internal specifications.
  • Prepares inspection reports to document findings, manage records of inspections and elevate any critical deficiencies found in Inspection database for assets.
  • Performs a variety of calculations and computations to determine the severity of a deficiency and properly account for all elements within the asset.
  • Works under the guidance of Structural Evaluation Technician AAs or Supervisory personnel and follows pre-determined work routines on assignments contained and prioritized on monthly cut sheets.
  • Makes sketches and takes detailed photographs to document conditions and use as aides to resolve structural issues to give maintenance personnel and engineers an idea of how the deficiency is affecting the asset.
  • Selects and uses correct tools and test equipment such as, crack monitors and borescopes. Analyzes, evaluates and interprets test results.
  • Performs non-destructive tests on structures to ascertain the reliability of materials such as concrete and steel and measures the size of reinforcing bars.
  • Interprets schematic and layout diagrams, operation manuals, and manufacturer's maintenance instructions. Reads and understands structural blue prints and interprets drawings to evaluate conditions of existing structures.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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