The Office of Human Resources Talent Acquistion Division is responsible for providing qualified candidates to City agencies for hiring consideration. This involves recruiting applicants, developing examinations, administering and scoring examinations, and referring eligible candidates to City agencies/departments.
Applicant Review Process
Once the job posting is closed, all applications are reviewed to the position's required and/or preferred qualifications. Applicants who do not qualify are notified by email, some applicants may receive a hard-copy notice via U.S. mail as well, depending on the applicants' stated preference. Applicants who do qualify may proceed to the next phase of the assessment process which may include: a written, computer or performance-based examination; an assessment interview, a critical incident evaluation and/or other types of examinations. Once the initial assessment process is complete, candidates are notified of results by either email or U.S. mail. Applicants who pass the assessment(s) may then be placed on a list for referral to one or more agencies for consideration.
Candidate Referral to a Denver Agency/Department
Candidates who have been "referred" to an agency are eligible for hire into a Career Service position. This means that the candidates have demonstrated the minimum qualifications for the position and have completed an associated assessment (testing) process. Eligible candidates may be ranked based on the results of these assessments which may determine the order in which the hiring agency receives the applications/resumes. Agencies are required to interview three candidates (assuming there are three or more qualified individuals) prior to making a final hiring decision. This means that although candidates may be referred, it does not guarantee an interview or job offer. When a final hiring decision is made and agencies do not expect to continue filling positions from the list of referred candidates, the Office of Human Resources and/or the agency will notify candidates that they are no longer in consideration for the position. The time of final notification to candidates can vary greatly due to factors such as the number of positions being filled, interview schedules, etc. Candidates are encouraged to monitor the status of their application(s) by logging into their Government Jobs account: www.governmentjobs.com