Job: Water Technician II

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking to fill the temporary position of Technician II provides high level customer support to the citizens and employees of the City of Aurora and also represents the City by performing skilled work in the implementation of the Aurora Water Cross-Connection Control program.

This position is a temporary full time position with health benefits.
Working Schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Applications should demonstrate a combination of experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of mechanical systems in assigned maintenance function, water system or back flow experience and working in a customer service focused work environment for at least 1 year.
This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained, however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides a field presence for Aurora Water in the performance of cross-connection field inspections
  • Acts in a customer service role on the phone and in person
  • Uses computer software for reporting, tracking and analysis of installed backflow assemblies
  • Ensures compliance with Federal, State and City of Aurora backflow regulations
  • Performs field surveys of facilities to determine degree of hazard and identify cross-connections
  • Responds to calls related to bad water quality indicating a possible cross-connection event
  • Maintains records of daily work schedule, backflow repair and maintenance, field inspections
  • Responds to administrative & supervisory requests to verify field data and perform corrective actions
  • Updates and maintains information in the maintenance management program
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled repair, testing and maintenance on backflow prevention assemblies
  • Provides reporting for management
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED
Experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of water systems and/or backflow prevention assemblies that includes working in a customer service focused work environment for at least 1 year.
Preferred Experience: Field inspection and facility survey skills. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of practices, procedures, equipment, and systems related to water systems and/or backflow prevention and applicable safety practices and procedures is preferred. Working knowledge of basic rules and regulations related to backflow prevention. Ability to compile evidence and provide written reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens in a highly volatile industry; de-escalation abilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; read detailed instructions, diagrams, and schematics; maintain records and logs; and perform activities common to assigned maintenance function.
Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, and competent in most common computer tasks; skill in the use of tools and equipment related to maintenance, repair and operation functions.
Licenses, Certificates and/or Equipment Required:  Driver's license required.  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 to heavy physical work depending upon assigned function; may require ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with or without assistance; may lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; vision to read manuals and use computers, record data, and monitor/observe instruments and gauges; hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals; speech communication provide technical information and communicate with employees and citizens.
Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals; work may be performed in a confined space.
Equipment Used: Operates tools, equipment, and vehicles common to field backflow prevention. Laptop, tablet & office computer for maintenance management system and backflow prevention software.


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.


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