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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.


Sprays herbicide and insecticide chemicals along drainage channels, ditches and road easements. Repairs signs, fences and watergates; 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. Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (or able to obtain within 6 months of employment). Herbicide and Insecticide Certification (must be obtained within 6 months of employment)

SALARY RANGE: Operator/Skilled Trade Grade 5, $1,191.20 biweekly based on applicants 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 must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs

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