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Position Details: Driver

Location: Rockport, TX
Openings: 1
Salary Range: $15.73/hr


Open: Until Filled


Drives various commercial trucks, operates small equipment and machinery and performs manual labor as directed by the Road & Bridge Engineer/Administrator or other designated Road & Bridge personnel.

1.    Reports to: Crew Chief and/or Superintendent   
2.    Directs: This is a non-supervisory position. May be asked to act as lead person of a crew to direct less experienced employees for job completion.
3.    Other:  Has regular contact with other county employees and occasionally with the general public   

Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•    As a member of the road crew, will assist in the maintenance and construction of road and drainage projects using hand-held equipment
•    Operates vehicles and equipment as directed.  Equipment includes, but is not limited to, tractor-trailer, oil distributer, chip spreader, sweeper, roller, brush chipper, mower, dump truck, A-boom, pot-patcher and culvert cleaner
•    Assist with traffic control for road and drainage projects
•    Assist with clean-up of project sites, Road & Bridge facilities, equipment, machinery and vehicles
•    Assist with maintenance of equipment, machinery and vehicles
•    Attend departmental meetings
•    Maintain after-hour availability for emergency construction and/or repairs
•    Attend technical and safety training as appropriate and available
•    Assist in training of other employees in proper operation of equipment, maintenance of equipment, safety procedures and county policies
•    Other duties as assigned


Knowledge of:
•    Methods, practices, equipment and materials used in the maintenance of roadways
•    Knowledge of provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to the operation of vehicles
•    Knowledge of the safe operation of machinery and equipment used in the construction industry

Ability to:

•    Follow directions
•    Maintain an awareness of surroundings in a construction zone
•    Perform assigned tasks in a safe manner
•    Understand the organization and operation of the Road & Bridge system
•    Communicate clearly and consistently
•    Work independently in the absence of supervision
•    Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, department heads and employees

Experience and Training

•    Valid Texas Commercial Drivers’ License
•    High school graduation, or its equivalent, and ability to read and write

Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
•    May require moderate lifting frequently 10-30lbs, occasionally 40-50lbs, and rarely 50+ lbs.
•    Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, and sitting for prolonged periods of time
•    Frequently operates motor vehicle(s) and road construction equipment
•    Ability to be on call and work overtime, if necessary

Working Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
•    Work is performed primarily in an outdoor setting
•    In all weather conditions, including temperature extremes
•    Work can be performed in emergency and stressful situations
•    Individual may be exposed to hazards associated with floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires 
•    Potential exposures include smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils
•    The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts
•    And is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
•    The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud

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