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Streets Operations Tech

Company: City of Aurora
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:


15740 E 32nd Ave Aurora, Colorado 80011-1518

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 PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    **This job announcement is for collecting candidate applications for current and future Streets Operations Technician. Applicants will be contacted only when a position need is identified, and qualifications match the needs of the position. **


    The Hiring Range for this position is $23.09-28.86/hourly

    Signing Bonus: New employees are eligible for a $5,000 bonus; with $2,500 paid on the first payroll, and $2,500 paid upon completion of six (6) month introductory period from hire date.


    The Streets Operations Technician performs semi-skilled tasks and operates automotive, ground and maintenance equipment to maintain, construct, and repair city streets projects for the Public Works department.
    • Shovels and tamps asphalt.
    • Loads and unloads tools.
    • Assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of streets.
    • Operates and maintains specialized hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment such as a jackhammer, plate and jumping compactors, walk behind saws for asphalt and concrete cutting, single & tandem axle dump trucks, front-end loaders .
    • Performs snow removal of 12 hour rotating shifts being a lead for other department operators.
    • Operations with single and/or tandem axle plow trucks with sanders/tankers to include medium to heavy equipment for snow and ice removal and hauling.
    • Setting up and taking down of Temporary Work Zones for roadway maintenance activities .
    • Instructs and directs Streets Operations Workers. This includes leading operators from other departments for snow operations.
    • Ability to load/unload and haul equipment with 2 & 3 axle trailers.
    • Performs additional duties as assigned.
      The City takes pride in seeing our employees succeed. Join us for a career, not just a job.


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

      • High School Diploma or GED
        • At least 18 months of experience of manual labor experience to include operating light and medium equipment related to street construction and maintenance. Equipment testing will occur following the interview to include CDL pre-trip/basic skills and Front-End Loader pre-trip and Operation.
          • Knowledge of the City of Aurora Street System/Snow and Ice Control Plan.
          • Knowledge of practices and techniques of street maintenance and construction.
          • Application of materials per operation to environmental standards
          • Temporary Work Zone Safety & Jobsite Specific Safety to industry standards.
          • Safety practices common to equipment operation. This includes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Commercial Driver's License pre/post trip inspections that apply.
          • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and minor repair.
            • Construction/Trade skills..
            • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools
            • Skill in the operation of light and medium construction equipment.
            • Basic Equipment Proficiency: Single and Tandem Axel Trucks to include implements required for snow operations of plow/sander/tanker, Front End Loader, Skid Steer.
              • Ability to perform strenuous, physical, outdoor labor for extended periods of time, outside and in all weather conditions.
              • Ability to operate various types of maintenance and construction equipment.
              • Understand oral and written instructions.
              • Ability to respond to an emergency call within 30 minutes.
              • Supportive team player with a positive attitude and ability to adapt to change.
              • Strong commitment to safety.
                Licenses and Certifications Required:
                • Colorado Class A CDL
                  • Ability to obtain Tanker endorsement within six (6) months of employment.
                  • Must obtain ATSSA Temporary Traffic Control Technician and Colorado Flagger Certification within six (6) months of employment.
                  • Must obtain RTD On-Track Safety Training Certification within six (6) months of employment.
                  • First Aid/CPR/AED training.
                    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.
                      Physical Demands:
                      • Heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift or move at least 80 pounds with or without assistance.
                      • Frequently lifts 50 pounds with or without assistance.
                      • Considerable walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, and climbing.
                      • Regular pushing, pulling, and bending.
                      • Hand/eye and foot/eye coordination to operate motorized equipment.
                      • Hearing and listening for receiving and interpreting information and warning signals
                      • Clear vision to read operating manuals and instructions
                        Work Environment:
                        • Works primarily outdoors in both hot and cold weather with exposure to noise, dust, fumes, and chemicals.
                        • Able to work in confined space.
                        • Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays in emergency situations including snow removal.
                        • May work overtime, standby and call back duty.
                        • May need to respond to an emergency call within 30 minutes.
                          Equipment Used:
                          • Medium to heavy equipment common to roadway construction and maintenance operations.
                          • Operates vehicles such as dump trucks, front loaders, and steel wheel and pneumatic rollers, forklifts, 2 & 3 axle trailers for hauling equipment, mechanical and vacuum sweepers .
                          • Operates hand tools and equipment common to roadway maintenance.
                          • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
                          • Proper Federal Communications Commission (FCC) two-way radio communication standards.

                            For Veterans preference: 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.

Keywords: City of Aurora, Aurora , Streets Operations Tech, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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