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:  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 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 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.


The Water Utility Supervisor coordinates, supervises and directs the work activities of personnel in the Maintenance & Mechanical (M&M) section of the Operations Division of the Water Department.
  • Supervises the functions of employees doing 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 works 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 Assists in monitoring the program budget for assigned area 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
  • Performs Standby duties for snow removal
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • At least 3 years progressively responsible experience in maintenance, repair or 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
  • Lead work/supervisory experience preferred 
 An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of principles, operating procedures, equipment, and materials used in water/wastewater utilities
  • 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 department
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare reports and cost estimates
  • Supervise and schedule assignments for several work units
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills
Licenses and/or Certificates required:
  • Colorado Class III Distribution and Collection I Certificates OR Colorado Class I Distribution and Collection III Certificates
  • Colorado 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
  • Prolonged sitting at computer workstations
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate a computer, testing equipment
  • 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.

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