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

Public Works Department - Public Improvement Division
The Public Works vision is to effectively promote and maintain a high level of economic welfare and quality of life in Aurora through the planning, design, construction, inspection, review, approval, and maintenance of Aurora's transportation and drainage infrastructure. The Public Improvement Inspections Division is responsible for inspections of public improvements such as streets, walks, curbs, and gutters.

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. 


Incumbents, as assigned, perform entry-level to journey-level inspections of buildings and related systems including fire and life safety systems of residential and commercial to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. Responsibilities may include:

  • Identifying code compliance issues and offenses
  • Performing field tests
  • Preparing and maintaining reports
  • Enforcing codes
  • Responding to complaints received from the public
  • Maintaining databases and records
  • As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers making work assignments and monitoring work completion
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Additional coursework and training may be required

  • At least five (5) years experience performing construction inspections of roadways and/or utilities for a public jurisdiction or consulting engineering firm.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to the construction of streets, water lines, sewer lines, and other public infrastructure
  • City standards and specifications
  • Code enforcement techniques and principals

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations
  • Read and interpret project plans and drawings
  • Write and maintain detailed reports, logs, and payment records
  • Skill in the interpretation of engineer's drawings, standards, and specifications

Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • CDOT Erosion Control Supervisor preferred
  • NICET: Roadways, soils, utility, structures or bridges preferred


Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical work which requires the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing
  • A full range of body movements including pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling
  • Foot/eye coordination to operate a motor vehicle
  • Vision to read plans, specifications and other information
  • Frequent hearing and speech communication with employees, contractors, and citizens
Work Environment
  • Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and over all types of terrain with exposure to noise, dust, noise, traffic, and moving construction equipment

Equipment Used
  • Operates a motor vehicle; personal computer, measuring equipment such as tapes, levels and micrometers; and camera
  • 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, 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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