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City of Aurora Colorado

City of Aurora, CO

Director of Public Works

Aurora, CO | Salary: $200,000 - $230,000
Monday, June 24, 2024 

Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, this All-America City lies on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The city boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak.  More than 399,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 51st largest in the United States.

The Director of Public Works plans, coordinates, administers and directs the operations of the Public Works department. The director utilizes asset management principles and practices to oversee the city’s facility and transportation infrastructure.  The position provides the highest levels of customer service by fostering positive relationships with internal and external customers and city leadership. 

The Public Works Department is comprised of approximately 229 full-time employees and an approved FY24 operating budget of $37.7M.  The Public Works Department is responsible for providing a variety of infrastructure services to Aurora residents and visitors. Service programs under the management of Public Works include Engineering, Facilities, Streets, Traffic, Real Property, and Parking and Mobility.

Candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Planning, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field, is required, along with eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience overseeing public works operations in the public sector and at least five (5) years of supervisory/managerial experience at a senior or executive level.  The City prefers candidates to have directly related experience in a large public works organization in a community of similar size and/or service level.  A master’s degree and a Professional Engineer license, and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferable. 

This position is eligible for a flexible/hybrid work schedule, but candidates must reside in proximity to the Greater Aurora/Denver Metro Area.

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