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There’s a unique energy and spirit that draws people to the Mile High City and it all begins here, at the City and County of Denver. Over 11,000 employees work together every day to make this a world-class city where everybody matters.

Working for the City and County of Denver is so much more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you. From Red Rocks to the airport and everything in between: Denver has a thriving culture, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and a quality of life that is second to none. We are a multi-industry employer hiring everything from accountants to youth counselors, including buffalo wranglers, city planners, court clerks, database programmers, lifeguards, runway painters and software developers.

The City and County of Denver offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of its employees and their families. Offering competitive benefits and wellness programs is a top priority for the city.

The Career Service System

In 1954, CSA (now the Office of Human Resources) was established by charter amendment because the voters of Denver decided they wanted their city government to operate by merit. Under the merit system, applicants are given a chance to compete and be hired based upon their knowledge, skills, and abilities, without regard to their race, creed, national origin, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. The Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources is Karen Niparko.  The agency is overseen by the Career Service Board.

About the Office of Human Resources and Career Service Board

The City and County of Denver’s Office of Human Resources maintains a competitive merit system that provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants. The agency oversees the city's personnel system and the majority of employees, excluding elected officials, appointees and uniformed police and fire. The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to serving as strategic business partners with all agencies to source and recruit the top professional talent for the City and County of Denver.

The Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources is Karen Niparko.  The agency is overseen by the Career Service Board. The Career Service Board consists of five Denver citizens appointed by the Mayor for five-year staggered terms. The Board provides oversight for the Office of Human Resources. Its charge is to maintain the merit system, which is the foundation of the Career Service personnel system. It is responsible for setting policy, considering appeals and making rule changes that enhance the work environment. Find out more about the Career Service Board.

Contact Us
Office of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
1st Floor - Human Resources Reception
Denver, CO 80202

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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