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Public Works Deputy Director for Development Review
City of Aurora

The City of Aurora is seeking a Public Works Deputy Director – Development Review Division. The Public Works Deputy Director will direct, supervise, and manage the engineering Development Review Division responsible for the review and approval of projects for public improvements by private development. This position will plan, direct, organize, manage, and administer the City's engineering development review program under the direction of the Director of Public Works. Program areas will include, but are not limited to, project intake, development civil and site plan review, traffic engineering, real property, drainage coordination, and inspections coordination. This position is eligible for a flexible/remote work schedule, but candidates must reside in close proximity to the Greater Aurora/Denver Metro Area.

This dynamic and innovative leader shall be a values-based community steward that is deeply committed to the mission of public service and the willingness to strive for excellence with service delivery in community development.  It is ideal that the next Deputy Director has extensive experience working with the challenges and complexities of similar sized organizations in development services to include real property, traffic plans and studies, project delivery and civil plan review.  The successful candidate must have the political aptitude and leadership presence to be a bridge builder who embraces and fosters collaborative partnerships with developers and other internal and external stakeholders to create efficiencies in development plan review through the implementation of innovative solutions. This transformative leader will be dedicated to exploring strategies to improve the process of development review, as well as identify other future improvement opportunities and best practices in the industry. 

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business Administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is desirable. Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the State of Colorado preferred. Candidates shall also have seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in engineering, building construction, planning or urban community development, or a closely related field, along with three (3) years of supervisory and administrative management of a related major division or organization. Organizational change management and experience managing staff through the development plan review process is desirable. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


Location: Aurora, Colorado
Salary: $143,370 – $179,212
Final filing date: First resume review: September 12, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.