City of Aurora

Director of Operations – Parks, Forestry, & Open Space Natural Resources

Aurora, CO
up to $145,290
Filing Deadline:
Monday, November 20, 2023

The City of Aurora is seeking a Deputy Director of Parks & Open Space Operations, the new Deputy Director assists in providing vision and leadership to support two maintenance and operations divisions. This role is responsible for planning, supervising, and administering the activities of the City of Aurora’s Parks Operations and Maintenance Division (including Forestry operations) and the Open Space and Natural Resources Division. The City’s parks and open space system encompasses over 8,000 acres of natural areas, over 119 miles of off-street, multi-use trails, 99 developed parks, 52,000 trees, 180 athletic fields, 3 nature centers, and 2 reservoirs. Reporting to the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, the Deputy Director supervises 2 direct reports: the Manager of Parks Operations & Maintenance, the Manager of Open Space & Natural Resources, and approximately 142 full-time employees and 80 plus seasonal employees.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

At least eight (8) years of demonstrated leadership and management experience and work in an active, highly engaged community.

Experience with Park and Open Space operations in the areas of strategic planning, performance-based management objectives, safety, and security, programming and partnership development, sustainability efforts involving economic, social, and environmental policy development and implementation.


Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a similar field.

Experience with public sector operations.

Gloria Timmons
Executive Recruiter
CPS HR Consulting
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