Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

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

The Environmental Inspector for the Aurora Water department performs environmental inspections of private and public stormwater and wastewater conveyance systems and infrastructure, and erosion control assessments of private and public construction sites for compliance with federal, state and local guidelines, ordinances, rules and regulations; provides educational services on environmental aspects of stormwater and wastewater operations; responds to citizen complaints, spills, illicit discharges; performs technical work to assist in the protection of the City's wastewater and stormwater conveyance system; assists in the implementation of stormwater quality programs and supports the City's NPDES Stormwater MS4 permit.

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

  • May perform routine inspections of commercial pretreatment units (grease and sand/oil interceptors) to determine adherence to treatment requirements
  • Performs inspections of public and private stormwater infrastructure (channels, creeks and ponds)
  • Inspects commercial, industrial, residential, educational and linear construction projects to determine implementation of  the approved SWMP (narrative & design drawings), proper installation of best management practices (BMPs) associated with the control of pollution and impacts to  storm water discharges from construction activities
  • Performs erosion control inspection and compliance assistance services
  • Provides inspection of temporary water quality features and other BMPs
  • Maintains database and records of active permits and sites working on achieving final site stabilization
  • Provides documentation of project work activity
  • Completes appropriate reports
  • Coordinates with the Environmental Inspection supervisor regarding enforcement action, findings and  documentation
  • Explains and enforces City standards, specifications, plans and ordinances, provides inspection services and evaluates performance of temporary and permanent water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Inspects municipal operations
  • Responds to spills, sanitary sewer overflows, illicit discharges that threaten stormwater conveyance
  • Maintains records of businesses with pretreatment devices
  • Provides documentation of work activity, equipment, and resources for City projects
  • Measures and records completed work
  • Provides environmental education and information to City employees, citizens, and other interested parties
  • Collects and provides data; and performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Physical or Biological Science or other directly related field.
  • At least 2 years technical experience in stormwater / environmental regulatory / inspection field.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered on a year for year basis
  • Knowledge of environmental inspection procedures, stormwater management systems and conveyances, knowledge of principles and practices related to site grading, construction best management practices, and construction of streets, water and sewer lines and other public infrastructure
  • Municipal inspections, NPDES Stormwater, inspection requirements for grease traps, sand traps, and other similar appurtenances
  • City standards and specifications
  • Code enforcement techniques and principles
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and databases preferred
  • Knowledge of construction practices is preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Read and interpret project plans and drawings
  • Explain, and enforce City standards, specifications, and plans
  • Write and maintain detailed reports, logs and inspection records
  • Public speaking abilities are preferred
  • Skill in the interpretation of construction plans / drawings, standards, specifications, guidelines, and ability to read and understand ordinances, environmental rules and regulations.
Customer Service Orientation:
  • Acceptance of the importance of customer service, and the ability to provide effective customer service as measured by the timing of response, and the follow up with the customer to ensure issues are resolved.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:
  • Driver's license with a good driving record.
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment. 
  • Certification in the Colorado Department of Transportation's Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor course or similar is preferred.
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: Moderate physical work which requires ability to remove an 80 pound - 100 pound man-hole lid; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; regular walking and standing; a full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; foot/eye coordination to operate motor vehicle; vision to read plans, specifications and other information; frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors and citizens. 

Work Environment: Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and over all types of terrain with some exposure to dust, noise, traffic and moving construction equipment. Must be able to deal with the public in potentially confrontation situations related to environmental compliance violations.

Equipment Used: Operates a motor vehicle; measuring equipment such as tapes, levels and micrometers; camera; 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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