Skip navigation

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.



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)

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

Department of Safety Applicant Inquiries 



Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call 720.913.1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720.913.8479