Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The SCADA Supervisor will plan, supervise, monitor, and coordinate the activities of a team of skilled workers engaged in the operation and maintenance of highly complex instrumentation, controls, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, security, motor control, and telemetry systems for the Aurora Water Department.

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
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.
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. 


  • Plans, assigns, monitors, and coordinates the work activities of assigned employees
  • Performs employee performance evaluations
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Prepares and recommends equipment specifications
  • Maintains records on and makes recommendations concerning materials, manpower, training, and equipment used
  • Maintains and enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Coordinates and manages preventive maintenance programs
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Prepares productivity and activity reports
  • Reports and investigates accidents
  • Coordinates developments and issues between divisions in the Water Department
  • Interfaces with other departments, employees, and outside consultants regarding system capabilities, functions, programs, and applications
  • Monitors costs and makes recommendations regarding budgetary matters
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of assigned employees;
  • Stays current on technical issues relative to position; and performs additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems, electronic engineering or a directly related field.
  • At least 5 years of related experience in instrumentation and controls, industrial electronics or electrical maintenance and repair, industrial computer systems, programmable logic controllers, or intelligent distributed controls.
  • Experience with water or wastewater chemical process, pumps, valves, and hydraulics.
  • At least 1 year supervisory or lead work experience.

**An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
  • Knowledge of the principles of process control, electronics, electrical equipment, programmable controllers, security systems, 450 MHz/900 MHz radio systems and related computers
  • Knowledge with the development of control strategies and process & instrumentation diagrams
  • Knowledge of the NEC
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees,consultants, and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Read and understand blueprints, plans, schematics, and specifications
  • Establish and fulfill goals and objectives
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Meet deadlines
  • Communicate complex or technical computer concepts and terms to non-computer oriented employees and managers
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and computer skills
  • Skill in troubleshooting, calibrating, and repairing
  • Process controls, SCADA, high and low voltage equipment

  • ISA Certification commensurate with equivalent experience, training and education. 
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history. 
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.


Physical Demands: 

  • Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing for inspection and testing
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, bending, crouching/stooping and climbing to test and inspect electrical systems
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate computer, testing and calibration equipment
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of vehicle to travel to remote sites
  • Normal color vision, to determine wire colors and to read manuals, plans and drawings, test instruments and other written material
  • Speech communication for communication to provide technical information and instructions
  • Hearing and listening to troubleshoot electronic equipment and communicate on telephone and radio.
Work Environment:  Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust and fumes; exposure to high/low voltage electrical equipment.
Equipment Used:  Operates motor vehicle; calibration and electronic testing equipment; and computers.

Aurora is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The city also maintains compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The city's Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) is available for review by contacting the Employee Relations Officer in the Human Resources Division at 303-739-7225.

If you need assistance or reasonable accommodation for completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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