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.

Under general supervision, the Spinney Mountain Operations Caretaker will supervise, coordinate, and train assigned personnel performing a variety of jobs pertaining to the operation, maintenance and construction of Spinney Mountain operations and related facilities.

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 personnel at Spinney Mountain Reservoir and remote sites
  • Resolves problems and conflicts
  • Keeps an inventory on materials, requisitions stock and perform clerical duties
  • Reports accidents to State Parks personnel
  • Monitors and records information related to reservoir operations and stream gauges
  • Assists in preparing and recommending equipment specifications
  • Coordinates preventive maintenance programs
  • Maintains records and makes recommendations concerning materials, manpower, and equipment used
  • Maintains and enforces safety regulations and procedures
  • Inspects work in progress for conformance to standards
  • Makes recommendations regarding budgetary matters and selection, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining of assigned employees
  • Supervises assigned employees
  • Maintains security of Departmental property
  • Cooperates with various local public and private agencies
  • Maintains liaison with citizens and local agencies in coordinating the development and utilization of recreational facilities on Department property
  • Assumes responsibility for the maintenance, repair, and operations of equipment related to reservoir operations and related gauging stations and ensure that maintenance schedules are maintained
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School diploma or GED
  • Specialized courses in Dam maintenance and operation strongly preferred

  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in maintenance, repair, or construction work in an assigned function
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory or leadwork experience

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment and operating procedures utilized in the assigned function
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety practices common to machinery and equipment utilized
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and local agencies
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prioritize, coordinate, and make work assignments
  • Fulfill goals and objectives
  • Direct and effectively train and supervise other employees
  • Ability to perform math computations, read and interpret complex blueprints and data, work with little or no direct supervision and to work alone in remote locations

  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Skill in operation of equipment and tools of assigned function

Licenses and Certifications

  • Colorado Water Distribution II
    • Or the ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines
  • Water Treatment Operator Certification D
    • Or the ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines
  • Colorado Class A CDL with a good driving history
    • Or the ability to obtain required certification within Aurora Water Department guidelines


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 citizens

Work Environment

  • Works both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to extreme weather conditions, noise, dust, fume, and confined spaces

Equipment Used
  • Operates equipment and vehicles common to utility maintenance functions
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, computer, 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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