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.

Aurora Water Department
The City of Aurora Water Department is looking a Water Utility Locator who performs skilled and semi-skilled utility location work to identify and physically locate underground structures for homeowners, contractors, and other customers as well as site development activities.

The Water Department enhances and protects the quality of life for Aurora citizens by providing safe, dependable, and sustainable water, sewer, and storm water services, today and in the future,

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. 


  • Locates a combination (water, wastewater, storm drainage, re-use, source of supply) of utility lines
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with customers and contractors
  • Maintains and updates records; reads and interprets maps and construction drawings to mark utility lines within accuracy requirements of State laws
  • Conducts field meetings with contractors or customers and other representatives from outside agencies and coordinates the location of utility lines
  • Identifies damage to utility lines and reports information
  • Responds to customer complaints
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
  • Operates specialized equipment and tools in locating each unique utility
  • Creates charts and drawings displaying various utility lines using GIS and other computer software
  • May operate equipment in performing other utilities work
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least three (3) years of related maintenance experience including reading and interpretation of construction drawings
  • At least two (2) years of utility locating experience is preferred
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of confined space entry procedures
  • Practice and techniques of assigned maintenance functions
  • Knowledge of various types of utility lines

  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time
  • Understand oral and written instructions
  • Operate various types of maintenance and construction equipment
  • Read and interpret construction plans and mapping systems
  • Measure, locate, and mark underground utility locations based on plan information and records
  • Communicate location information and resolve conflicts with field construction personnel
  • Ability to work overtime, standby and call back duty with a thirty-minute response time

  • Basic drafting/drawing skills
  • Personal computer skills

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • Colorado Class I Wastewater Collection certificate or the ability to obtain within a specific time as directed by departmental policies
  • Colorado Class I Water Distribution certificate or the ability to obtain within a specific time as directed by departmental policies


Physical Demands

  • Heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 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 heavy equipment and vehicles
  • Speech communication to give instructions and provide technical direction
  • Vision to read gauges and instructions and operate equipment
  • Hearing/listening for instructions and warning signals
Work Environment
  • Works primarily outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and chemicals
  • Some work may be performed in confined spaces
Equipment Used
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • Operates heavy equipment common to maintenance and construction
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
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.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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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