HARRIS COUNTY Tunnel Operator II in Houston, Texas

Position Description

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, the incumbent provides a variety of quality maintenance for Precinct 2.

Performs the duties below; other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.

  • Performs guard duties and traffic control.
  • Performs all routine, non-technical maintenance as assigned, including: painting, cleaning buildings, restrooms, power washing, sweeping, watering plants, etc.
  • Checks all heavy load trucks and trailers for hazardous materials, unsafe loads, height, weight, requirements, etc.
  • Assists with vehicle accident reports in and around tunnel area.
  • Observes and enforces all rules and regulations for vehicles traveling through tunnel.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and litter around tunnel area and roadways.
  • Operates and maintains construction equipment, including: chainsaws, pole saws, mowers, mechanical cutters, forklifts, sweepers, water trucks, and wreckers.
  • Performs all jobs in a safe and timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution; and

  • A minimum of one (1) year of guard and traffic control experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with public and other staff members.
  • Valid driver's license (Texas by hire date) and a good driving record.

Environmental and Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to perform job duties, including: walking, bending, climbing stairs, and standing for extended periods of time and flagging traffic.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move at least fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather and confined areas. Additional Requirements:

  • Must undergo physical exam.

  • Must attain a Class "B" (CDL) commercial driver's license with Tanker Endorsement within 180 days of hire; or a class "A" (CDL) commercial driver's license and special endorsements, if job required.

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


  • Houston, TX 77015 HOURS:

  • 40 Hours per Week / As Assigned / Various Shifts Including Weekends and Holidays

  • (Emergency situations may require additional hours without prior notice) SALARY:

  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

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

Salary: $13.00 - $15.00 Hourly

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Regular Full-time

Job Number: 02357

Department: Commissioner Precinct 2

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