Local recruitment: Hydro Supervisor

Denver Water

Denver, CO, USA 🇺🇸

Job Description

Successful candidate required to live within one hour response time to Gross Reservoir

Position Summary

Hydro Supervisor is responsible for the operation and maintenance of raw water storage facilities, hydroelectric power plants, and associated properties.  Ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient delivery of raw water.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has formal supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take and record a variety of information including: reservoir elevations, stream flow readings, and weather data.
  • Maintain patrol of departmental property to prevent vandalism and trespassing and fires.  Cooperate with various local public and private agencies.
  • Maintain liaison with visitors to department facilities.  Work with local agencies concerning recreational opportunities at these facilities.
  • Maintain and repair dams, canals, ditches, roads, and other structures.
  • Operate valves to regulate flows, check emergency valves, and maintain all outlet piping, valves, and valve chambers.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of hydropower facilities, dams, canals, ditches, conduits, flumes and facilities related to property management, road maintenance, vegetation management, and right of ways.
  • Supervise the operation and maintenance of trucks, pumps, generators, and assigned power equipment. 
  • Ensure safe working conditions and practices through inspection. 
  • Perform related work as required.

Location of Position

Gross Reservoir-1510

Additional Locations



Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 6 years of related work experience and 2 year supervisory experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications

  • Complete Hydro Electric Power Plant Operator training within 12 months of hire.
  • Complete Aquatic Nuisance Species training within 12 months of hire. 
  • Must be able to possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must possess a valid Class ‘B’ Colorado Commercial Driver’s license within 12 months of appointment.
  • May be required to possess a valid Class ‘A’ Colorado Commercials Driver’s License within 12 months of appointment.

About Denver Water

Denver Water is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number is received. Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting.

Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets, and natural environment entrusted to us to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

Denver Water offers excellent benefits that include a pension plan, 401K Plan with a 3% match, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance, and Paid Time Off. A background check will be conducted to verify the information submitted on the application. Please be sure that all information on the application is correct and complete, do not say “see resume”. If the application is not fully completed, we (Denver Water), will not accept your application.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all Denver Water property.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol. A strength test may also be conducted due to the physical requirements of the position.

Denver Water is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, People of Color, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Brianna Vega 

1600 W. 12th Ave.

Denver, CO. 80204-3412








IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development