HARRIS COUNTY Road Maintenance/Equipment Operator in Houston, Texas

Position Description

Operators, under the general supervision of a Foreman, participate in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of County roadways, rights-of way, and hike-and-bike trails. This position is a Temp-to-Perm position, requiring an initial 90-day term as a temporary employee.

  • Cleans ditches and culverts of brush, trash, and rubbish.
  • Trims overhanging branches and bushes.
  • Patches potholes with asphalt and repairs concrete sidewalks.
  • Picks up trash along roadways and rights-of-way.
  • Drives pick-up trucks to transport crew and equipment to work-site.
  • Drives tractors with mower attachment to cut grass along roadways, rights-of-way, and hike-and-bike trails.
  • Operates slope, wing, and bush hog mowers.
  • Uses shovels, rakes, weed-eaters, and other equipment.
  • Performs related work as assigned. Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

  • A minimum of one (1) year of professional experience in roadway mowing and trash removal.
  • Good knowledge of tools, materials, equipment, and procedures required to perform tasks.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to operate a tractor, mower, and other power equipment.
  • Valid driver's license (Texas upon hire) with a safe driving record. Environmental and Physical Requirements:

  • Good physical condition and agility needed to perform strenuous tasks under varying weather conditions; extreme cold, extreme heat and wet and/or humid conditions. Additional Requirements:

  • Must obtain a Texas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) "Class B" within 90 days of hire.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but* ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.*

General Information


  • 40 Hours per week / Monday - Friday *SALARY: *

  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

Salary: $13.95 Hourly

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 02356

Department: Commissioner Precinct 1

Closing: Continuous

Agency: Harris County

Address: 1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 170 Houston, Texas, 77002.

Phone: 713-274-5445

Website: http://www.harriscountytx.gov/hrrm/employment.aspx