Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring pay for this position is $61,487 - $75,295 annually
Full salary range for this position is $61,487 - $89,102 annually 

This position oversees the maintenance of recreation-related facilities, amenities, and lands at Aurora and Quincy Reservoirs and requires a diverse knowledge base/skill set including basic plumbing/irrigation, building maintenance, basic carpentry, water-focused recreation support, turf & grounds maintenance, tree/plant care, natural area management, logistics, and event support.

The Aurora Open Space and Natural Resources Division, Open Space Maintenance Supervisor is an integral member of the team responsible for restoring and conserving natural areas throughout the city. This position supervises a crew engaged in the maintenance and stewardship of public lands and public facilities in order to provide safe and healthy homes for plants and animals, as well as pleasant human visitation experiences.

**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.**  


  • Provides outstanding stewardship of the public lands under care
  • Plans, assigns, monitors, and coordinates the work activities of assigned crew
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Prepares productivity and activity reports
  • Handles and resolves complaints with tact and diplomacy
  • Reports and investigates accidents
  • Possess up-to-date and thorough knowledge of equipment operation and construction practices
  • Manages records updating and makes recommendations concerning materials, manpower, and equipment used
  • Maintains and enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance programs
  • Assists in overseeing capital/large-scale improvement projects
  • Inspects work-in-progress for conformance to standards
  • Coordinates logistical support of large special events
  • Makes recommendations regarding budgetary matters as well as tracks and monitors budget[s]
  • Plans, monitors, and coordinates special functions with all user groups and between city departments
  • Participates in selecting, hiring, training, evaluating, supervising, and disciplining assigned employees
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • At least 4 years progressively responsible related experience
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications:


  • Associates or higher degree in a related field
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience over 5+ staff
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Methods, materials, equipment, and operating procedures utilized in the assigned functions
  • Hazards and safety practices common to machinery and equipment utilized
  • Locations to be maintained
  • Project management principles
  • Effect of weather conditions on maintenance needs and procedures
  • Policies and procedures for record-keeping
  • Snow/Ice removal procedures
  • Conservation ethics
  • First aid/CPR/AED

  • Safe operation of equipment and tools of assigned function
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, all levels of management including executive staff, citizens, and elected officials
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Effectively oversee projects and contractors
  • Work independently and be self-motivated
  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner

  • Use of mobile software applications
  • Working effectively with employees and citizens
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Prioritize, coordinate, and make work assignments
  • Fulfill goals and objectives
  • Direct and effectively supervise a diverse workforce

Licenses and Certifications Required:  
  • Current Driver's License with a good driving record
  • Qualified Supervisor Pesticide Applicator License or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain within 6 months


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:
  • Medium work that involves moving no more than 50 pounds with or without assistance at a time
  • Frequent walking and standing to oversee projects
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, crouching, and climbing to inspect work sites
  • Continuous hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Continuous vision to read reports, manuals, written materials, instruments, and gauges
  • Continuous good speech communication, hearing and listening for effective communication with others
  • Continuous supervision and training of employees and communicating with citizens
Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and fumes
Equipment Used:
  • Operates equipment and vehicles common to maintenance functions
  • Uses standard office equipment including personal computer and common office software such as email, internet, Word, Excel, and menu-driven databases as a part of the Library automated systems
  • This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
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 innovation workspaces

For Veterans points:  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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