Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Aurora Water
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 is pleased to offer:
  • Additional advancement opportunities are available through Career Progressions and Promotions
  • Training assistance through our online Learning Management System as well as a Tuition Assistance Program
  • Boot (steel toe or other safety toe boots are required) allowance in the amount of $150.00 after successful completion of your introductory period and then yearly on your anniversary date
  • The Aurora Water Department will provide uniforms shortly after you start
  • The Aurora Water Department will provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed.  Join us for a career, not just a job.

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.
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, monitors, and coordinates the work activities of assigned crews
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Prepares productivity and activity reports
  • Assists in preparing and recommending equipment specifications
  • Maintains records on and makes recommendations concerning materials, manpower, and
  • equipment used
  • Maintains and enforces safety regulations and procedures, investigates accidents and injuries
  • Coordinates preventative maintenance programs
  • Responsible for work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Responds to citizen complaints related to assigned functions
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining
  • of assigned employees
  • Supervises assigned employees related to pressure regulation and corrosion control
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in maintenance, repair, or construction to utility operations
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a leadership role
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of water methods, materials, equipment, and operating procedures utilized in water utility functions
  • Hazards and safety practices common to machinery and equipment utilized

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Prioritize, coordinate, and make work assignments; fulfill goals and objectives
  • Direct and effectively train and supervise other employees

  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Skill in the operation of equipment and tools of assigned function
  • Skill using computers/tablets, software, and digital tools
Licenses and Certificates:
  • Colorado Driver's Licenses with a good driving record
  • Colorado Water Distribution Level 3 AND a Colorado Wastewater Collection Level 1
    • OR 
  • Colorado Wastewater Collection Level 3 AND a Colorado Water Distribution Level 1
    • OR the ability to obtain the necessary certification within Departmental established requirements


Physical Demands:
  • Moderate physical work requiring the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • 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: 
  • Operation of a motor vehicle required to travel to offsite locations
  • Operates equipment and vehicles common to utility maintenance functions
  • 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 preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and attach 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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