Niecy Murray is the Executive Director of the Civil Service, an independent agency that is governed by the City Charter and Commission rules. In concert with the 5-member Civil Service Commission, Ms. Murray’s oversight includes managing the teams responsible for administering the recruitment strategy & testing process for entry-level and promotional positions within the Denver Fire and Police Departments. She is also responsible for leading policy administration initiatives and the execution of the disciplinary appeal hearings of classified members.
Previous to this role, Ms. Murray served as Commissioner within the same agency. She was jointly appointed to the Commission by City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock in 2018, serving nearly two full terms prior to accepting the role of Executive Director.
Ms. Murray is a Denver native who began her professional career in social work, electing to serve in emergency response focusing on children in imminent crisis. She later transitioned to a career in employee development at a Fortune 500 company. She now brings over twenty years’ worth of experience in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources from both the public and private sector. Her broad range of expertise includes compliance, recruitment and retention, training and development, performance management, and employee engagement. As a business consultant, she created development programs for new and emerging leaders, counseled on employee relations matters, and conducted large scale workplace investigations.
Ms. Murray holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational and Leadership Development with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a Children, Youth and Families concentration. In addition, she is certified in Mediation and Dispute Resolution.
Along with her professional and educational accomplishments, Executive Director Murray is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, an organization committed to public service to local communities throughout the world. She is also a previous Vice President of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Denver Chapter), whose membership is dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.