Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring pay for this position is $21.69 - $25.99
Full salary range for this position is $21.69 - $30.30  

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 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
  • 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 innovative workspaces

The Position:
The City of Aurora is seeking a skilled Irrigation Specialist to work at the Murphy Creek Golf Course to performs skilled manual and technical work involved in the maintenance, operation, and management of a golf course irrigation system(s); and pump stations; including, planning,
scheduling, modifying, organizing, and securing materials and equipment, for the accomplishment of assigned tasks..

 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. 


  • Responsible for the maintenance, and operation of irrigation system(s), and pump
  • Performs all necessary repairs related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves, sprinkler heads, pipes, control wires, etc.
  • Operates and manipulates complex computerized irrigation control programs.
  • Designs and responsible for the installation of new irrigation.
  • Performs and coordinates routine golf course maintenance activities.
  • Operates or uses a variety of tools and equipment related to golf course maintenance and construction tasks.
  • Maintains various records.
  • Assists in training other employees.
  • Performs lead worker duties on various maintenance projects and weekend employee supervision.
  • Response to after-hour irrigation issues assists with City-wide snow removal.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Experience: At least 4 years directly related golf course maintenance experience to include 1-year experience in the operation and maintenance of computerized golf course irrigation systems.

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

Knowledge: Knowledge of methods, techniques, tools, and equipment used in performing assigned irrigation and maintenance functions and applicable safety practices and procedures is required.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; train and instruct other employees; keep and maintain accurate records; and organize and schedule tools, materials, and equipment to accomplish tasks. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and flexible over time.

Skills: Skill in the use of tools and equipment related to parks maintenance and irrigation construction functions; intermediate computer skills and related software applications.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:
  • Ability to obtain a Class B Colorado Commercial Driver's License with air brakes endorsement,
  • Colorado Pesticide Applicator 206 Turf Pest Control category license within 1 year of employment.
  • May require other licensing and/or certification appropriate to job function.

This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands: Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles; vision to read manuals and record data and monitor and observe instruments and gages; 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, dust, and chemicals; work may be performed in a confined space; and able to work weekends.

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  

Equipment Used: Operates tools, equipment, and vehicles common to parks construction and maintenance; operates vehicles such as dump trucks, snowplows, tractors, and various specialized equipment (such as heavy and light loaders, backhoes, skid loaders, trenchers, and graders) used for park facility irrigation installation and maintenance; computers with related office and irrigation software; and computerized communication devices.
For Veterans preferences:  Please show all of your employment histories, 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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