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Nueces County Human Resources Department Heavy Equipment Operator - Coastal Parks - 0147-0180 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Heavy Equipment Operator - Coastal Parks - 0147-0180

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Heavy Equipment Operator - Coastal Parks - 0147-0180


$15.52 Hourly


Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type



Coastal Parks Department

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Operates large and valuable equipment. Operates various types of heavy equipment engaged in construction, repair, or maintenance of roads and beaches. Required to attend annual sea turtle monitoring certification class and comply with the beach maintenance permit.

Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and other irregular hours. The employee is required to be on duty before, during, and after natural disasters and emergencies, as directed by the supervisor.


Include the following:

Serves as primary operator of heavy gasoline and/or diesel equipment, such as a maintainer or a gradall, engaged in beach maintenance and operations or complex construction and repair work.

Operates other equipment used in beach construction, maintenance, and repair, such as front-end loaders, tractor-mowers, trucks, street sweepers, backhoes and rollers.

Checks oil, water, fuel, tires, hydraulic system, etc., and makes appropriate adjustments to be sure vehicle or equipment is in proper operating condition before leaving for job site. Performs minor repairs and cleaning of equipment.

Works on roadways or beaches with minor supervision, incorporating stabilization and base requirements to produce a finished product.

Patches roads with asphalt and caliche.

May perform manual labor on occasion, including patching roads, cutting brush and picking up brush and debris on roads.

Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus two years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment or road construction equipment.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Commercial Operator's License (Class B) is required.

Thorough knowledge of the safe operation of the equipment used and of the provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to operation of heavy motorized equipment.

Sufficient skills to operate sophisticated equipment effectively and safely. Ability to service and make minor repairs on equipment.

Adequate knowledge of safety standards to prevent hazards. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other employees.

Good driving record.

May require knowledge of road blading and finishing.

Ability to read grade stakes.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan

  • Dental Insurance - optional

  • Vision Insurance - optional

  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee

  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Flexible health and dependent day care accounts

Retirement program - TCDRS (http://www.tcdrs.org)

Deferred Compensation 457

Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays

Longevity Pay

Direct Deposit

Education Assistance Program


Do you have a valid Texas Motor Vehicle Commercial Operator's License Class B

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


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