Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $45,119.00 - $54,074.00 Annually 
The salary range for this position is $45,119.00 - $63,029.00 Annually 

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

Department Information
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 Water Utility Technician - Crew Leader performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, security, and operation of facilities, structures, and equipment relating to Aurora's raw water system.

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. 


  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on facilities, equipment, machinery, and systems
  • Performs water quality samples and testing, troubleshoots, and makes repairs
  • Participates in the installation of material, equipment, and systems
  • Performs field inspections
  • Coordinates contractor service work
  • Records information related to reservoir operation
  • Operates related computerized controls and monitoring equipment
  • Maintains records of operation on the computerized maintenance management system, writes standard operating procedures
  • Monitors security within raw water supply system
  • Performs equipment operations in maintenance of raw water supply system infrastructure
  • Maintains inventory of parts and supplies
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints
  • Updates and maintains information in the maintenance management program
  • Assists in training other employees
  • Performs stand-by, call back and snow removal duties
  • Handling of chemicals
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED
  •  At least 2.5 years progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of facilities, equipment, and systems in assigned maintenance function.
  • 3 or more years progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of facilities, equipment, and systems in assigned maintenance function preferred  

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

  • Knowledge of practices, procedures, equipment, and systems related to assigned maintenance function and applicable safety practices and procedures.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Read detailed instructions, diagrams, and schematics; maintain records and logs
  • Perform activities common to the assigned maintenance function
  • May require the ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively, with or without assistance

  • Skill in the use of tools and equipment related to maintenance function.

Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Colorado Commercial Class A or B Driver's License 
  • A Colorado Distribution 1 license or Treatment Operator Class D certificate is required
  • The ability to obtain a Colorado Distribution 2 and Treatment Operator Class D certificate within Aurora Water Department Guidelines


Physical Demands

  • Moderate to heavy physical work depending upon the assigned function
  • May require the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds, with or without assistance
  • Considerable walking and standing
  • Frequently performs activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Vision to read manuals, record data, and monitor/observe instruments and gauges
  • Hearing/listening for troubleshooting and warning signals
  • Speech communication to provide technical information and communicate with employees and citizens
Work Environment
  • Works primarily outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and chemicals
  • Some work may be performed in confined spaces
Equipment Used
  • Operates tools and technological and mechanical equipment and vehicles common to utility maintenance and construction
  • 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.
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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