Fort Bend County

  • Heavy Equipment Operator - Drainage District

    Job Locations US-TX-Rosenberg
    Posted Date 11 months ago(8/3/2018 8:34 AM)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $1,396.80/Bi.
    Operator/Skilled Trade
  • Overview

    Operates light and heavy equipment to maintain County roads, bridges and rights of way and County’s network of drainage channels.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.            


    Maintains equipment on a scheduled basis; maintains maintenance records.  Grades ditches, elevations, drainage channels, sets culverts and finishes concrete work.  Performs shop duties as needed.  Assists with construction projects.   Supervises a work crew on a project basis.  Assists other employees with their duties; performs work of lower level positions as necessary.  Held accountable for all equipment used and uniforms issued.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers. 


    High School Diploma/GED; Two years of related work experience as an Equipment Operator.  Good driving skills, good verbal and written communication skills; good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public and other employees.  Ability to understand and carry out instructions and complete assignments in a timely fashion; thorough knowledge of and ability to operate required heavy equipment; knowledge of road design and/or drainage channel design construction and maintenance.  Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License; Hazardous Material Endorsement; Herbicide and Insecticide Certification.


    SALARY RANGE: Operator/Skilled Trade Grade 7, $1,396.80 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS).

    Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin, or any other reason protected by law.


    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at





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