Be a licensed civil engineer experience in road construction and maintenance. Meet the qualifications required by the Texas Department of Transportation for its district engineer. If the Commissioners' Court is unable to employ a licensed civil engineer, it may employ a county road administrator to perform the duties of the county road engineer. The county road administrator must have had experience in road building or maintenance or other types of construction work qualifying the person to perform the duties of the position but need not have had any particular amount of professional training or experience in engineering work.
1. Ensure that the policies of the Commissioner's Court relating to items of county roads are faithfully executed.
2. Supervise the administration of the county road department
3.Prepare detailed annual budget estimates for the construction and maintenance of the county roads and the operation of the county road department.
4. Prepare detail annual budget estimates for the equipment, materials, supplies, and labor necessary for the construction and maintenance of the county roads and the operation of the county road department
5. Serve as custodian of the equipment, materials and supplies belonging to the county road department
6. Prepare plans and specifications for county road construction and maintenance
7. Maintain cost-accounting records of county road department expenditures
8. Keep an inventory of county road department equipment, materials and supplies
9. Perform any other duties required by the Commissioners' Court that are consistent with the Texas Transportation Code Section 252.309 in the Texas Local Government Code Manual.