Public Works Deputy Director

City of Aurora, Colorado
August 17, 2022
Aurora, Colorado
Job Type


Public Works Deputy Director – Development Review Division
Hiring salary range: $143,370 to $179,212
Application deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022.

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.

Please submit your materials to:

For more information, contact:

Kylie Wilson
CPS HR Consulting
[email protected]

Recruitment brochure:
City of Aurora website:


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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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