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Now might be your chance to fulfill a childhood dream, as the city of Victoria recently posted a job listing looking for a new Johnson Street Bridge operator.

The job falls under the city’s Engineering and Public Works Departments, and largely contends with raising and lowering the brand spanking new bridge to allow the passage of marine traffic.

If we’ve piqued your curiosity, the city lists more key duties for the positions, including:

  • Raising and lowering the Johnson street bridge according to marine traffic, standing orders, and regulations.
  • Operating radio to contact marine traffic and schedule bridge lifts
  • Control traffic lights, warning devices, and vehicle/rail/pedestrian traffic
  • Raising and lowering bridges manually using emergency procedures and stand-by engines

The bulk of the job’s duties take place inside the bridge kiosk. However, the city notes that bridge operators will occasionally have to work outside in all weather conditions, work from heights, or be exposed to abusive people.

The salary is listed at $28.21 per hour.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can find more information about the job or apply for it here.

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