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

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.

The Water Utility Supervisor coordinates, supervises and directs the work activities of personnel in the Construction & Repair (C&R) section of the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Division of the Water 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.


  • Supervises the functions of employees doing construction, and Repair & Maintenance (R&M) activities on water distribution, transmission, reuse, raw and wastewater systems
  • Coordinates with other departments, engineers, and contractors on City projects, and resolves complex problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Reviews work of subordinates and work crews
  • Resolves citizen complaints in person and in writing
  • Develops operational priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Prepares and conducts training programs
  • Develops, implements, and enforces safety programs
  • Supervises assigned employees
  • Prepares and maintains detailed records and reports
  • Represents the department at meetings and on committees
  • Communicates with vendors and distributors to negotiate and procure operational supplies
  • Makes recommendations to the senior supervisor and superintendent regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Will be required to pull one week of standby duty per month, along with overtime and callback duties with 45-minute response time.
  • May be required to work additional overtime when not on standby when multiple water emergencies happen concurrently.
  • Will be required to supervise snow removal operations in support of Public Works operations
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • At least 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in maintenance, repair and construction in a large utility including experience in material and equipment procurement and maintenance utilizing a computer-based inventory, work order, and project tracking database system
  • Documented experience doing excavation work in the right of way, knowledge of trenching, shoring and working around utility conflicts.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience doing R&M on fire hydrants, valves, main and service lines, meter pits and vaults, manholes, sewer main point repairs and water line replacement.
  • Lead work required, supervisory experience preferred
A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.
  • Knowledge of principles, operating procedures, equipment, and materials used in water/wastewater utilities
  • Solid understanding of transmission, distribution and wastewater collection systems, piping and appurtenances
  • Must be knowledgeable in traffic control setup and removal on arterial streets, understanding of Traffic Control Plans (TCP) and staff safety in traffic situations
  • Methods and procedures of utility maintenance
  • Ability to use common computer programs for records management and reports
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Coordinate work with other agencies and city departments
  • Must have the ability to train new and inexperienced staff on construction methods, techniques and safety procedures.
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare reports as needed
  • Supervise and schedule assignments for several employees
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, computer and supervisory skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Can run all heavy equipment associated with these duties
Licenses and/or Certificates required:
  • Colorado Class III Distribution and Collection I Certificates OR Colorado Class I Distribution and Collection III Certificates
  • Colorado Class A CDL driver's license with a good driving record


Physical Demands:
  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Walking and standing to oversee projects
  • Some pushing, pulling, bending, stooping/crouching, and climbing to inspect work sites
  • Speech and hearing for communications with employees and citizens
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate a computer, testing equipment like chlorine test kits
  • Hand/foot coordination for operation of a vehicle to travel to remote sites
  • Vision to read manuals, test instruments, and other written materials
Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors with some exposure to varying types of weather, dust, and noise.
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 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.

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.  Submittal of official transcripts of the most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

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