Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Starting Pay: $17.34/hour

Public Works, Street Operations
Improves and maintains our roadways, performs street sweeping and snow removal. They are seeking a semi-skilled and unskilled to do manual tasks such as operating trucks and equipment to maintain, construct and repair city streets and projects for the Public Works Department.

The City of Aurora is pleased to offer:
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training
    • Once an employee has successfully completed training, testing, and obtains their CDL, they will be eligible for a 2.5% increase to their base pay
  • An annual bonus up to $500 (paid in December if eligibility criteria is met) for individuals whose job requirement is to maintain a CDL
  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Boot (steel toe or other safety toe boots are required) allowance in the amount of $150.00 after successful completion of your introductory period and then yearly on your anniversary date
  • The Public Works Department will provide uniforms after successful completion of your introductory period
  • The Public Works Department will provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (besides steel/safety toe boots)
The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
**This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions and will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants is obtained. **

*** You MUST obtain your Class B CDL within six months or you will be discharged. ***


  • Repair and maintenance of streets
  • Loads and unloads tools
  • Assists in snow removal on city property
  • Operates and maintains specialized hand and power tools, vehicles and equipment such as jack hammers, shovels, tampers.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Manual labor experience preferred

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

  •  Knowledge of practices and techniques of assigned maintenance function may be preferred 

  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time, outside and in all weather conditions
  • Understand oral and written instructions
  • Operate various types of maintenance and construction equipment
  • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Ability to work overtime, standby and call back duty
  • Ability to respond to emergency call within 30 minutes
  • Ability to obtain a Class B CDL within six (6) months in order to maintain employment
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Construction skills
  • Skilled in the use of hand tools
  • Skilled in the operation of construction equipment

Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Colorado drivers license with a good driving record
  • Ability to obtain Colorado Class B CDL within six months of employment with training provided by the City of Aurora


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching and climbing
  • Considerable hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment and vehicles
  • Some speech communication to give information
  • Vision to read manuals and gauges and operate equipment
  • Hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals

Work Environment: 
  • Works primarily outdoors in both hot and cold weather with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and chemicals

Equipment Used: 
  • Operates a variety of hand tools, power tools and other equipment common to construction and maintenance
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

Essential PersonnelWhen 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. 


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, 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.

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