Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora Water Department is seeking an experienced and motivated Source Water Supply Supervisor to coordinate, supervise, plan and direct the work activities of personnel in the Reservoir Management sections of the Operations Division of the Aurora Water Department.

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.

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 
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

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 and coordinates the work activities through employee
  • Resolves complex problems and conflicts arising during the course of the work
  • Maintains records on materials, manpower and equipment used
  • Provides instruction and training to subordinate personnel
  • Implements plans, procedures and work methods utilized by work unit
  • Evaluates employee performance
  • Checks work of employees and work unit to enforce safety regulations and procedures
  • Interviews prospective employees
  • Makes recommendations regarding selection, promotions and disciplinary action
  • Coordinates preventive maintenance programs
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Prepares budget and monitors expenditures
  • Provides technical oversight or expertise to assigned Source of Supply area
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of maintenance management program
  • Participates in design workshops and gives feedback to design team on new infrastructure for raw water conveyance and storage systems
  • Coordinates work with other outside agencies prepares and coordinates the dam safety plan for Aurora Water; gives presentations for informational purposes
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • Associate's degree in engineering, construction management, or related field

  • At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in utility maintenance and construction or project management
  • At least 1 year of supervisory or leadwork experience

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Methods, materials, equipment and operating procedures utilized to the assigned function
  • Hazards and safety practices common to utility maintenance and construction
  • Dam, reservoir and water well operations and maintenance, ditches diversions and mountain delivery systems

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, all levels of management including executive staff, citizens, and elected officials
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and review the work of subordinates
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications; prepare cost estimates
  • Ability to work call back and emergency responses

  • Skill in the use of personal computers including word processing and spreadsheet software applications

Licenses and Certifications:  
  • Colorado Class R driver’s license with a good driving history. Class B Commercial driver’s license preferred.
  • Ability to Obtain: Colorado Level  II Water Distribution Certificate and Colorado Water Operator Certification Class D, and attend specialized course in Dam and ground water well maintenance and operation within Aurora Water Department guidelines.


Physical Demands

  • Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift 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
  • Operates treatment plant equipment, computer, and motor vehicles
  • 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 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.
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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