Job: Water Conservation Specialist

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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

Department Information
This position is with the Water Conservation Division of Aurora Water Department. Aurora Water is committed to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for Aurora citizens by providing safe, dependable and sustainable water, sewer and stormwater services, today and in the future.

This position is responsible for submitting periodic reports to the state and the Aurora Water Department; and creating efficiencies within Water Conservation programs and processes by maintaining, improving and developing tools and processes.  This position must utilize ArcGIS to help with the program analysis as well as other possible data management and statistical software.

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

  • Conduct regular analysis on conservation programs
  • Draft reports and presentations on the effectiveness of conservation efforts in Aurora
  • Assist in the development of tools and processes to create efficiencies within programs
  • Provide analytical support for the Water Conservation Team
  • Assess Water Conservation programs to determine the cost/benefit parameters to assist in recommendations and improvements for existing programs
  • Prepare and make presentations on a variety of educational and informational programs about water and water conservation
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from both the public and other city departments  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, statistics, mathematics, economics, data science or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in water conservation, natural resources or urban/municipal planning

Our ideal candidate must possess;
  • 2 years experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience in sustainability, public outreach/communications, analytics or similar
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a willingness to learn new skills
  • Be collaborative and organized with a strong sense of environmental ethics

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.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Driver's License

Knowledge: Knowledge of statistics, analytical methods and ArcGIS.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare technical and non-technical documents; make public presentations to a wide variety of audiences; and develop promotional, informational, and educational programs.

Skills: Must exhibit strong computer and analytical skills with knowledge and understanding of how to use ArcGIS, Excel, and similar programs to process and present large amounts of data.  Must be good at writing both technical and non-technical reports. Knowledge of VBA, Python or other scripting language is beneficial.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Light to moderate physical work depending upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 25 pounds; some lifting and carrying of materials for presentations and displays; some walking and standing; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens; vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer keyboard; foot/eye coordination for operation of motor vehicle to presentation sites.
Work Environment: Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Personal computer, desk phone, cell phone, some vehicle use.

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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