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 workspaces

Department Information
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. 


  • Prepares and processes requests for materials and supplies
  • Maintains computer inventory of parts and supplies
  • Orders materials and parts
  • Monitors daily purchasing activities and expenditures
  • Maintains records
  • Performs costing related to work orders containing parts and materials
  • Frequently drives and operates city vehicles and equipment 
  • Locates and acquires equipment and supplies
  • Performs physical inventory, quarterly inventory, and monthly cycle counts
  • Researches out of count conditions
  • Coordinates the acquisition and delivery/pick-up of parts to job sites
  • Unloads delivered materials and checks the accuracy of orders
  • Maintains clean stock areas both inside and outside
  • Performs additional duties as required



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • At least two (2) years progressively responsible experience in material and equipment procurement and maintenance with some experience utilizing a computer-based inventory and project tracking database system
  • Experience in a water utility environment is preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of utility materials and equipment; and purchasing and contract procedures
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and inventory software is preferred

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Make mathematical computations
  • Read and understand utility stock catalogs and specifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to use a computer

Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • A Class I Water Distribution and or a Class I Wastewater Collection Certificate is desirable
  • Certification in forklift operations and safety is desirable


Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Frequently lifts and carries objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing
  • Some pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of calculator and computer
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Vision to read reports and related materials
  • Speech and hearing to maintain communication with other employees and vendors

Work Environment
  • Works inside in a shop environment; some time spent outside delivering materials; some exposure to noise, dust, and fumes

Equipment Used
  • Operates some light equipment such as forklifts
  • Operates pick-up truck for acquisition and delivery of materials
  • Personal computer and related software
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
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.
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, 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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