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 wellness 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.

This is a repost and will remain open until filled,  if you have applied or interviewed for this position within the last 12 months, please DO NOT RE-APPLY.


The Pumping Utility Supervisor will supervise, monitor, and coordinate the activities of a crew of skilled, semi-skilled, and/or unskilled workers engaged in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water pumping facilities and infrastructure at raw water, potable water, reuse water, stormwater, and wastewater facilities. Prepare reports documenting field work performed and the completion of compliance activities. Evaluate and train all field personnel.

  • Plans, assigns, monitors, and coordinates the work activities of assigned crew
  • Resolves problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Prepares productivity and activity reports
  • Reports and investigates accidents
  • Assists in preparing and recommending equipment specifications
  • Maintains records on and makes recommendations concerning materials, manpower, and equipment used
  • Maintains the maintenance management and compliance computer programs
  • Maintains and enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Coordinates preventative and predictive maintenance programs
  • Responsible for work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Takes charge for maintaining assigned pump and lift stations
  • Has experience troubleshooting complex electrical, mechanical, and system problems
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Supervises assigned employees
  • Ensures all City, State, and Federal regulatory standards are met
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. The hiring department may include job-related experience, training, education or license and certification preferences at the time of recruitment. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • At least 5 years' progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of the water pump and sewer lift stations and construction
  •  1 year of supervisory or lead worker experience

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and operating procedures utilized in the water pump station, sewer lift station, and potable tank operation and maintenance
  • Hazards and safety practices common to the machinery and equipment utilized

  • Active Listening  - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Management of Personnel Resources -- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Ability to work call back and emergency response

Licenses or Certifications Required:
  • Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history
  • Colorado Level III Water Distribution Certificate and Colorado Collection I Certificate
  • Or Colorado Level III Collection Certificate and a Colorado Distribution Level I Certificate
  • Or the ability to attain required certification within six months


Physical Demands:

  • Moderate to heavy 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 citizen

Work Environment:
  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to electrical hazards, noise, dust, raw sewage, and fumes.
  • Some work may be performed in trenches and/or confined spaces.

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.

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, Employment References, and Education Verification:
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 most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

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