Job: Program Specialist - Water Monitor

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Position Information
The Water Monitor
promotes and educates customers in water conservation methods through customer interactions created by enforcing watering restrictions set by the Water Management Plan of the Water Department. This position begins mid-April and ends after the first week of October, for a term of approximately 25 weeks. Employees are expected to be present for the entirety of this contract, achieving 40 hours per week.

Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advocates water conservation by educating customers through outreach efforts
  • Makes contact with customers, homeowners associations and contractors regarding water use issues
  • Seeks compliance of City of Aurora codes in regards to waste of water
  • Maintains patrols of the City looking for violations and responding to complaints that have been received on water waste
  • Enforces watering restrictions set by the Water Management Plan of the Water Department
  • Maintains records and prepares reports on customer interactions
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Associate's Degree in a field related to area of assignment.

Experience: 2 years of experience.

Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.

Knowledge: Knowledge of Microsoft Office software and a basic understanding of computers.  An understanding of water conservation and irrigation practices is preferred.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens and contractors; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain records and logs; and perform activities common to assigned job functions.  Ability to maintain focus and motivation over long periods of time while working independently.  Ability to thrive both independently and in a team setting.

Skills: Must exhibit strong skills in customer service, conflict management, problem solving, attention to detail and management of multiple tasks under deadline. Bilingual preferred but not required.  
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required: Driver's license with a good driving history.
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Moderate physical work depending upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with or without assistance; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles; vision for reading gauges and written instructions; hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals; speech communication to communicate with employees and citizens.

Work Environment: Works primarily outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, dust and fumes.  Long periods of drive time (up to 8 hours per day) throughout the city. A small amount of work time will be indoors performing administrative tasks.

Equipment Used: Desktop, tablet, radio, cell phone; equipment and vehicles common to utilities maintenance functions.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
 
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

 

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