Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

This recruitment is being managed by executive search firm, CPS HR Consulting.
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Senior Executive Recruiter
CPS HR Consulting
Phone: (916) 471-3325

The salary range for this position is $149,347 - $268,825.
The hiring range for this position is $149,347 - $209,086.
Starting salary to be commensurate on the qualifications and
experience of the successful candidate.

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: Integrity, Respect, 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
* Support a diverse and growing community
* Competitive total compensation package
* Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
* Light rail stations minutes away
* On-site fitness center and wellness programs
* Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
* Access to innovation workspaces and remote work opportunities 

The City Manager is seeking a highly skilled individual who will have the ability to provide guidance and direction to ensure the efficient management and effective operation of assigned departments. The position will serve as one of three Deputy City Managers, supporting the City Manager as part of the City’s executive management team. This individual is responsible for the planning and management of activities for their respective
departments or divisions.


* Oversees the operations of the assigned departments.
* Establishes short and long-range departmental priorities, goals, and objectives.
* Establishes and maintains short and long-range financial plans and strategies.
* Organizes and directs special projects, work groups, and task forces.
* Identifies and implements steps to make the departments progressively more effective, efficient, and service oriented.
* Responds to City Manager and City Council requests.
* Reviews and prepares items for City Council agendas and/or workshops.
* Serves as staff liaison to one or more City Council Committees.
* Develops systems, projects, policies, and procedures to streamline operations, reduce expenditures, and improve service.
* Represents the City in a variety of organizations.
* Makes presentations.
* Develops City policies on operations-related matters.
* Recruits and develops key department management and staff to build a quality management team.
* Oversees preparation and management of departmental budgets.
* Develops capital improvement programs.
* Prepares and makes policy recommendations to City Council.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field 
  • Five (5) years as a Department Director, Assistant City Manager, or City Manager in a medium to large full-service municipal government or comparable organization.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and operating requirements of a municipal government. Knowledge of the operating requirements of support services, including city clerk and election processes; finance operations, including investments; planning and development processes and procedures; the city’s development review process for privately developed projects; plan review process; community development, neighborhood revitalization and neighborhood support (code enforcement and neighborhood planning) services, and municipal management, budgeting, and planning. Knowledge of capital improvements program coordination and preparation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior management, employees, citizens and elected officials.
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Negotiate with other governmental entities.
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives.
  • Direct and supervise a large work force.
  • Establish and administer budgets and capital improvement programs.
  • Effectively and efficiently plan, organize and implement municipal operations.
  • Ensure strong customer/service orientation by all personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal, systems, and managerial skills.
Licenses and Certifications Required:  
  • None.


Essential Personnel: 

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds 
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of objects 
  • Some walking and standing 
  • Some hand/eye coordination to operate a computer terminal 
  • Vision to read and interpret reports and other written documents 
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communications with employees and citizens
Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment
Equipment Used:
  • This position may require the incumbent to regularly use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
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.
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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