Fort Bend County

Equipment Operator - Drainage District

Job Locations US-TX-Rosenberg
Posted Date 1 year ago(2/20/2023 3:23 PM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $17.60/Hr.
Operator/Skilled Trade
Max Start Salary
USD $22.00/Hr.


Fort Bend County is ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.  We have capitalized on not only the creed of our location, but on the "quality of life" for our families to call home.  Our employees are the key to our success and the heartbeat of our foundation.  The diversity and inclusivity of our community is our strength and at the forefront of a workplace environment welcoming to all.  Live Here!  Work Here!


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.


  • Sprays herbicide and insecticide chemicals along drainage channels, ditches and road easements.
  • Repairs signs, fences and water-gates; performs concrete work.
  • Patches pot holes and grades drainage channels and elevations.
  • Mows county drainage channels, ditches and road easements.
  • Prepares and submits reports regarding chemical usage.
  • Sprays and spreads seeds and fertilizer along drainage channels and easements.
  • Performs shop duties and other duties as necessary.
  • Accountable for all equipment 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.
  • One year job related experience. 
  • 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 follow instructions and complete assignment in a timely fashion.
  • General working knowledge of and ability to operate required equipment. 
  • Herbicide and Insecticide Certification (or must be obtained within 6 months of employment).

SALARY RANGE: $17.60 - $22.00 hourly 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, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal  and local  laws, unless  such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.


For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit



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


Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed