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Heavy Equipment Operator - Drainage District

Location: Rosenberg, TX
Company: Fort Bend County
Hours: Full time
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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, $1,410.40 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, 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.

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

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