Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $48,204.00 - $57,781.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $48,204.00 - $67,357.00 Annually 

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:  Integrity, Respect, 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 innovative workspaces

The City of Aurora is seeking a qualified Trades Technician to perform skilled technical electronics work to repair, install, and maintain complex process, control, and communication equipment and systems within the Traffic Services division of the Public Works department. 
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.


  • Inspects equipment and systems to determine need for repair
  • Adjusts, calibrates, and repairs electronic equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Modifies outdated traffic control equipment to meet current industry standards
  • Programs computerized control equipment
  • Maintains records of operations, maintenance, and repairs
  • Prepares documentation to produce traceable information paths including schematic drawings
  • Troubleshoots traffic signal control system failures including communication links between central system and remote stations
  • Instructs operations personnel in proper use of electronic control equipment
  • Maintains awareness of new technology
  • Works overtime, standby, and/or on call duty
  • Perform other related duties as required



  • Associates Degree in Electronics or directly related field 

  • At least two (2) years progressively responsible electronic technician experience including repair and troubleshooting of electronic control equipment 
  • Experience with NEMA traffic control equipment preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of the principles of electronics, electrical equipment, programmable controllers, and related computers

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Read electronic schematics and blueprints
  • Work quickly and safely under pressure of emergency situations

  • Skill in troubleshooting and repair of control equipment to the component level
  • Programming and use of various computer operating systems and software

Licenses. Certifications, and Equipment Required:
  • A valid Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • Required to obtain certification as a Traffic Signal Technician (Level 2) from the International Municipal Signal Association


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds 
  • Regular walking and standing
  • Frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling
  • Considerable eye/hand/foot coordination to operate tools and electrical equipment as well as for driving equipment and vehicles 
  • Vision to read manuals, test instruments, or other written materials 
  • Speech and hearing to receive and provide technical information and instructions

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:
  • 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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