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Senior Operator

Company: Comal County, Texas
Location: New Braunfels
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Under direction of the Crew Chief, assists in planning and performing work related to road construction and right-of-way maintenance tasks. Individual must demonstrate experience operating crew assigned equipment, hand tools and power tools, and possess supervisory experience in directing small groups. The Senior Operator will have contact with the public and requires decision-making skills. Individuals must be able to perform strenuous work outdoors under all weather conditions.


Works under direct supervision of the Crew Chief.


Assumes the role and responsibility of Crew Chief in their absence.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Duties include the following:

  • Assists with accomplishing tasks related to roadway maintenance including the use of a rotary broom, roller, motor grader, compaction equipment, and an asphalt distributor.
  • Assists in accomplishing tasks related to right-of-way maintenance including tree trimming safety awareness, use of agricultural tractor and shredder for mowing, wheeled loader, backhoe/front end loader, skid steer, and installing storm drain pipes.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the application and use of assigned crew tools, equipment and vehicles in an effective and safe manner; conducts preventive maintenance to ensure proper working order.
  • Responsible for interpreting traffic control plans to establish and maintain active work zones.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.

Note: The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position and is assigned by the supervisor.



High School diploma or GED equivalent required. At least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in roadway or right-of-way construction and maintenance or related work, to include two (2) years of supervisory experience. Must be able to read and interpret technical orders, Safety Data Sheets, safety rules and policies.


Possess and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank vehicle and air brake endorsement or be fully licensed within 60 days of employment; must provide a three (3) year driving history in order to operate county vehicles.


Able to establish and maintain an effective and cooperative working relationship with other employees; able to perform strenuous work outdoors under all weather conditions.



Able to read and comprehend instructions and short correspondence; write simple memos; present information in one-on-one and small group situations with other employees.


Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Able to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed oral instructions. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal work hours for this position is Monday Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 30 minutes for lunch (equals a 40-hour workweek). Staffing needs and operational demands may necessitate variations in starting and ending times, as well as variations in the total hours that may be scheduled each day of the week, as deemed necessary by the County Engineer. The official workweek is a seven-day workweek beginning at 12:01 AM on Saturday and ending at 12:00 AM on the following Saturday.

This position requires safety boots at all times, which Comal County will provide. These safety boots will only be used for work related activity as part of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Employees reporting to work without safety boots will not be allowed to work and will not be paid for the time required to retrieve safety boots.

When a new pair of safety boots is necessary, you will provide your used pair of boots for inspection, no exceptions. If approved for replacement, you will attend the boot store with a County issued voucher, during time outside of normal work hours, and obtain a new pair of safety boots. If you leave this position within 6 months of receiving a new pair of boots, the cost of the boots will be extracted from your paycheck to cover the cost of the new pair of safety boots.

This position has been identified with possible risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and/or other various hazards that require immunization against such exposure.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

All individuals operating commercial vehicles using a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) are required by the DOT to register with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and are subject to pre-employment drug tests, random tests, post-accident tests immediately following accidents, reasonable suspicion, and fitness for duty testing; in accordance with County and DOT Alcohol and Drug testing policies.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The employee further understands, and accepts, that this position falls under the provision of an "At Will" employment, and under no circumstances is this a contract for employment.

Keywords: Comal County, Texas, New Braunfels , Senior Operator, Other , New Braunfels, Texas

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