Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The Irrigation Assessor Performs irrigation audits and inspections for residential and large property customers; compiles data and creates written reports based on audit findings; performs general garden and landscape maintenance functions, and may assist in general conservation projects during non-irrigation months.

Applicants must be enrolled in a college program and must demonstrate 1 year of customer service experience.

Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply. 
 

This is a Seasonal position with NO benefits.

Aurora Water
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.

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 & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform physical inspection of irrigation systems
  • Compile data to create detailed reports of inspection findings
  • Work directly with the city of Aurora residents
  • Analyze water use and consumption data
  • Perform garden and landscape maintenance when assessments are slow
  • May perform as team lead worker
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED and currently enrolled in a college program.

Preferred Experience:
  • Irrigation system repair and installation experience preferred but not required. Previous horticulture or landscape installation and maintenance experience preferred by not required.

Knowledge:
  • Basic Microsoft Office programs knowledge. Experience in the operations of irrigation systems and efficient watering practices preferred.

Abilities:
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Keep and maintain accurate records
  • Organize materials and equipment to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to work the occasional weekend, as needed

Skills:
  • Skilled in the use of general tools, equipment, methods, and safety practices common to assigned functions.

Licenses and/or Certificates:
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance 
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Frequent performance of 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, record data, and monitor and observe instruments/gauges
  • Hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals
  • Speech communication to provide technical information and communicate with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
  • Some work indoors with primarily outdoor work that has exposure to all weather conditions, noise, fumes, and chemicals
  • Handles a variety of concrete and building materials common to maintenance functions and irrigation operations

Equipment Used:
  • Operates tools, equipment, and vehicles common to landscape maintenance and irrigation system repairs. 
  • May utilize tablet and related software to record work and data points within the garden. 
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
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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.
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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, Employment References, and Education Verification:
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.  Submittal of official transcripts of the most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

Application Instructions

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