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This page outlines the hiring process at the City and County of Denver - from application to your first day on the job. Our online applicant tracking system should serve as your primary resource for information about your application. We receive over 100,000 job applications per year. Because of this volume, we aren't able to speak with each candidate individually through the process. However, this website should provide you with all the necessary information to know the steps of the hiring process.




If you see a job for which you think you are a fit, we want to hear from you! Please apply as soon as possible because the posting may close without notice.

Assessments and Testing

A city as vibrant and dynamic as Denver requires strong leaders at every level of an organization to create a culture of continuous learning, individuals who will strengthen their capabilities and management who will coach and develop strong contributors prepared to meet the evolving opportunities a growing city. Therefore, as part of the application process, candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be required to take an on-line supervisor competency assessment. Review the positions that require online testing. To learn more, please visit our Assessments page.

Application Review

Our goal is to hire the best talent into the city, so we identify the best-qualified candidates within the applicant pool that fit our ideal candidate profile. Those candidates are sent to the hiring manager for review. The hiring manager decides who to interview. You will find the ideal candidate profile in the "About You" section of the job posting.

We cannot move you forward if you do not meet the required minimum qualifications as defined in our job classifications. You will also find these listed in the "About You" section of the job posting.


We conduct interviews by phone, by video conference, and in person in order to accommodate you. In-person interviews can be one-on-one or with a panel of multiple individuals. You should expect more than one round of interviews where you will speak with the hiring manager, potential colleagues, and a member of agency leadership.

We will share the details with you so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Job Offer & Pre-Employment

After the interviews, the hiring manager decides whom to offer the job. The hiring manager or recruiter will reach out directly with a verbal offer. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any additional questions you may have before accepting our offer. After you accept the verbal offer, we prepare and send a written offer letter. Once you accept the written offer, we will begin pre-employment screening. 


Before your first day, we will reach out to guide you through the onboarding process which includes required electronic new hire documents. On your first day, your supervisor and new team will have a plan to help welcome you into your new role, your agency, and the City and County of Denver as a whole. 

Some positions require you to complete at least a six month probationary period. Probation is a test period of time following employment where you are employed on a trial basis. As a new employee, you are required to complete certain courses during the probationary period. The requirements vary depending on whether you are a supervisor or not. For more information about required coursework for probation, please visit our New Employee Toolkit and Required Courses webpage.


Check Your Status

Visit our jobs page, sign in, click on the drop down arrow next to your name, and click on “applications”.


If the job is still open, you can submit another application. To do so, click on the position from our jobs page, click “apply” in the upper right hand corner, login to your account, and edit/add/change information as appropriate and then click submit.

If the job has closed, there is no way to update your application. If you are contacted for an interview, you can provide any additional information to the recruiter or hiring manager at that time.

Yes. Please make sure to carefully review the qualifications for each position before applying. Please check your applicant profile for any duplicate tests. If you have duplicate tests listed of the same name, you will only be required to complete one of these tests. Please see the FAQ document for more information.

Once you create your profile, it is active forever. You need to remember the email address associated with the account. Please do not create another profile because it becomes challenging for us to know which account is current. 

Each job and hiring process is different but we typically fill an open position in approximately 45-60 days.

An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. A background check will include at least a criminal background check and additional types of background checks may be required and/or permitted depending on the type of position and nature of the duties performed. These additional background checks may include: Employment History Verifications, Drug Testing, Education/Degree Verification, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Professional License and Certification, Finger Printing, Child Abuse/Neglect Registry, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database, Polygraph Examination (Department of Safety), and Credit History. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions.

Once we fill a position, all candidates who were not selected will see a status in the online application system that says “Position Filled”. Please log on and check your status in the system regularly for updates.


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Office of Human Resources, Talent Acquisition
Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
1st Floor - Human Resources Reception
Denver, CO 80202
720.913.JOBS (5627)

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