Fort Bend County

Pesticide Applicator I - Road & Bridge

Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/20/2024 8:16 AM)
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!



Responsible for controlling noxious weeds and to prevent erosion in the county’s right of ways and facilities and to assist to eradicate and identify the potential nuisance and disease carrying mosquitos.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


  • Applies herbicide on a scheduled basis to control vegetation of the Fort Bend County right of ways and facilities in accordance with the Texas Department of Agriculture laws and regulations; Mixes and measures all herbicides and calibrates all spraying equipment in an accurate and safe manner to ensure compliance with the Texas Department of Agriculture.
  • Surveils adult mosquito and applies larvicide; Deploys and retrieves mosquito traps; Sends off adult mosquitos to the Texas Department of Health Bureau Lab; Applies larvicide on a scheduled basis to control mosquito population in accordance to the Texas Department of Agriculture.
  • Applies insecticides by driving a truck mounted Ultra Law Volume spray equipment through assigned areas at night and sometimes into the morning. Monitors environmental and mechanical conditions during insecticidal applications to ensure accurate delivery of the product.
  • Operations heavy and light duty equipment in the construction or repair of roads and bridges; Hauls materials and equipment to and from jobsite; Clears debris from ditches, culverts and road surfaces.
  • Responsible for scheduled maintenance of herbicide trucks and ULV truck fleet; Performs shop duties.
  • Assists with training of seasonal employees working in the division.
  • 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.
  • 1-year work related experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with other employees and the public.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License; Good driving skills.
  • Certified Pesticide Applicator License (to be obtained within 4 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




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