Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It's 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 wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Aurora Water Mission Statement
Enhance and protect the quality of life for Aurora Citizens by providing safe, dependable and sustainable water, sewer and stormwater services, today and in the future.

The Source Water Superintendent manages and coordinates work activities of personnel in the Spinney Mountain, North Campus Prairie Waters Project, Reservoir Management, and Dam Safety sections under the direction of the Manager of Treatment.

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 and coordinates the work activities through subordinate supervisors and/or employees
  • Resolves complex problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Maintains records on materials, manpower and equipment used
  • Provides instruction and training to subordinate personnel
  • Implements plans, procedures and work methods utilized by work unit
  • Evaluates employee performance
  • Checks work of subordinate supervisors and work unit to enforce safety regulations and procedures
  • Interviews prospective employees
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, promotions and disciplinary action
  • Coordinates preventive maintenance programs
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Prepares budget and monitors expenditures
  • Provides technical oversight or expertise to assigned Source of Supply area
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of maintenance management program
  • Participates in design workshops and gives feedback to design team on new and rehabilitation of infrastructure for raw water conveyance and storage systems
  • Coordinates work with other outside agencies prepares and coordinates the dam safety plan for Aurora Water
  • Gives presentations for informational purposes; and serves as a member of boards and committees; and performs additional duties as assigned


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or a related field preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in utility maintenance and construction or project management
  • 2 year of supervisory experience

  • Knowledge of methods, principles, practices, materials and operating procedures common to source Water Operations; and hazards and safety practices common to utility maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge in Dam operation and safety, and the operation and maintenance of Raw Water storage reservoirs, Wells, Pumping Stations, water conveyance pipelines, ditches diversions, mountain delivery systems, financial management, and emergency management.   
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and review the work of subordinates
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare cost estimates
  • Ability to work call back and emergency responses

Skills: Strong interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required:
  • Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.
  • Ability to Obtain: Colorado Level II Water Distribution Certificate and Colorado Water Operator Certification Class D, and attend specialized course in Dam maintenance and operation, all within Aurora Water department guidelines.


Physical Demands:

  • Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Regular walking and standing to oversee projects
  • Some pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching and climbing to inspect work sites
  • Hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of equipment and vehicles
  • Vision to read reports, manuals, written materials, instruments and gauges
  • Speech communication, hearing and listening for communications, supervision and training of employees and communications with citizens
Work Environment: Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust and fumes.

Equipment Used: 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 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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