Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora Water Department is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Water Utility Supervisor that will direct and coordinate activities and operations pertaining to the preventive, regular, and emergency maintenance of mechanical equipment used in the Water Treatment Plants of the Aurora Water Department.

Aurora Water Department
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.

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
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
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.


  • Directs and coordinates maintenance, inspections, and scheduling of priority assignments through subordinate supervisors and section leadworkers
  • Establishes work schedules and reviews work of units including treatment plant process and equipment maintenance, facility and grounds maintenance, instrumentation and electrical system maintenance
  • Performs field inspections
  • Implements plans, standard operating procedures and work methods of work unit; reviews maintenance activities and plans to ensure protection of water quality, public safety and employee safety
  • Provides advice and assistance in the operation and maintenance of treatment process and equipment
  • Responds to citizen complaints related to assigned function
  • Develops operational priorities, goals and objectives
  • Identifies and develops training programs for employees
  • Makes recommendations regarding selecting, hiring and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Makes budget recommendations to Superintendent
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of information and data in the maintenance management program
  •  Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Associate's degree in water technology, water quality, environmental science or related field
  • 5 years of water operations experience
  • At least two (2) years of supervisory experience 

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

  • Water treatment methods, procedures and techniques
  • Work methods, tools, equipment, and materials required for technical operation, maintenance and repair of technical systems
  • Utilities safety practices and procedures
  • Computers and database software applications related to assigned function

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effectively direct the work of other employees
  • Read and interpret plans, blue prints and solve complex mechanical problems
  • Ability to work call back and emergency responses

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and supervisory skills
  • Skill in the use of computers and software program applications related to mechanical functions

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • Colorado Distribution System Operator 1 License
  • Colorado Collections Operator 1 License
  • Colorado Water Treatment Plant Operator C license or the ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines


Physical Demands

  • Medium work lifting no more than 50 pounds (with or without assistance) at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects
  • Frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
  • Considerable hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Speech communication to give instructions and provide to direction
  • Vision to read manuals and use computers, record data, and monitor/observe instruments and gauges
  • Hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals
  • Ability to pass an initial medical evaluation to determine the ability to use a respirator
  • Ability to pass a respirator and SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) fit test
  • Ability to wear a full-face, negative-pressure respirator and SCBA
Work Environment
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, and fumes.
  • Some work may be performed in trenches and/or confined spaces
Equipment Used
  • Operates treatment plant equipment, computer, and motor vehicles
  • 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 Personnel: When 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 preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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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