Job: Source Water Superintendent

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Pay: $80,000 to $120,000/year

$80000 - $120000

Posted: 03/07/2018

Job Status: Full Time, Part Time

Job Reference #: 2009446

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It's 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 wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces
Aurora Water Mission Statement
Enhance and protect the quality of life for Aurora Citizens by providing safe, dependable and sustainable water, sewer and stormwater services, today and in the future.

The Source Water Superintendent manages and coordinates work activities of personnel in the Spinney Mountain, North Campus Prairie Waters Project, Reservoir Management, and Dam Safety sections under the direction of the Manager of Treatment.

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

  • Plans, assigns and coordinates the work activities through subordinate supervisors and/or employees
  • Resolves complex problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Maintains records on materials, manpower and equipment used
  • Provides instruction and training to subordinate personnel
  • Implements plans, procedures and work methods utilized by work unit
  • Evaluates employee performance
  • Checks work of subordinate supervisors and work unit to enforce safety regulations and procedures
  • Interviews prospective employees
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, promotions and disciplinary action
  • Coordinates preventive maintenance programs
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Prepares budget and monitors expenditures
  • Provides technical oversight or expertise to assigned Source of Supply area
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of maintenance management program
  • Participates in design workshops and gives feedback to design team on new and rehabilitation of infrastructure for raw water conveyance and storage systems
  • Coordinates work with other outside agencies prepares and coordinates the dam safety plan for Aurora Water
  • Gives presentations for informational purposes; and serves as a member of boards and committees; and performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or a related field preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in utility maintenance and construction or project management
  • 2 year of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of methods, principles, practices, materials and operating procedures common to source Water Operations; and hazards and safety practices common to utility maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge in Dam operation and safety, and the operation and maintenance of Raw Water storage reservoirs, Wells, Pumping Stations, water conveyance pipelines, ditches diversions, mountain delivery systems, financial management, and emergency management.   
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and review the work of subordinates
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare cost estimates
  • Ability to work call back and emergency responses
Skills: Strong interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.
  • Ability to Obtain: Colorado Level II Water Distribution Certificate and Colorado Water Operator Certification Class D, and attend specialized course in Dam maintenance and operation, all within specified time frame.
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


All selected candidates will be subject to the following pre-employment screening at the time of hire.
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screening & Physical Exam
  • Submittal of official transcripts of most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application   


Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing to oversee projects
  • Some pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching and climbing to inspect work sites
  • Hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Vision to read reports, manuals, written materials, instruments and gauges
  • Speech communication, hearing and listening for communications, supervision and training of employees and communications with citizens
Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust and fumes.
Equipment Used: Motor vehicle; personal computer.

Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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