Fort Bend County

Heavy Equipment Operator - Drainage District

Job Locations US-TX-Rosenberg
Posted Date 1 year ago(2/20/2023 3:41 PM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $19.71/Hr.
Operator/Skilled Trade
Max Start Salary
USD $24.63/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.           




  • 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; (CDL)
  • Hazardous Material Endorsement;
  • Herbicide and Insecticide Certification.

SALARY RANGE: $19.71 -  $24.63 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.




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