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
The Engineering Division, of the Public Works Department, plans, designs, constructs, and manages capital improvement, utilities, intersection, facilities, and fence projects; reviews and approves civil engineering plans; and fulfills traffic engineering requests (i.e. evaluate need for traffic signs and signals, review signal timing, coordinate construction detours, etc.)?.
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 and Responsibilities

  • Project management in a multi-disciplinary team to support Public Works applications and functions
  • Manages projects from original concept through final implementation
  • Defines project scope and objectives
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans and status reports
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.
  • Produce and maintain digital maps, plats, engineering drawings and cartographic records through the utilization of CAD/GIS systems
  • Bring non-GIS based workflows/data into a GIS environment
  • Providing web-based or mobile GIS solutions
  • Creates, defines and inputs attributes of related databases
  • Engaging with internal and external customers to understand functional requirements
  • Researches and reports findings verbally or in writing and prepare visual displays
  • Computes survey and engineering parameters utilizing coordinate geometry
  • Utilizes software to create conceptual engineering exhibits for municipal improvements
  • Provides technical support to service recipients and providers
  • Conducts project meetings
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Cartography, Drafting, Computer Mapping, GIS or directly related field
  • 3 to 5 years of combined Cartographic and GIS experience

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

  •  Have a familiarity with municipal infrastructure including the functions of the Public Works Department.
  • Knowledge of coordinate geometry software, ESRI's Arc/Info, ArcMap, SDE, and Collector GIS software and command line operation
  • Python scripting and ESRI Online-web mapping. AutoCAD experience is desirable

  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Ability to effectively operate the specified electronic data processing equipment and software
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize assigned tasks with other employees or private contractors, specify project deadline and service recipient requirements when coordinating and prioritizing assigned tasks

  • Skill in the utilization or interpretation of engineering drawings, maps, and other documents or equipment common to the assigned tasks.

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Drivers License with good driving record

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer and related equipment
  • Vision to read and produce design work
  • Speech and hearing to maintain communications with other employees 
Work Environment
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment; occasionally works nights and weekend
Equipment Used
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • 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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