About Us

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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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families. Offering competitive benefits and wellness programs is a top priority for the city.

About the Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources provides essential services and support to the 12,000 employees and more than 40 departments and agencies that make up the City and County of Denver.

OHR touches every city department/agency and supports every employee, from the moment they file a job application, to the day they retire, and everything in between by:

  • Attracting and hiring a talented and diverse workforce   
  • Providing a generous total rewards package, including competitive compensation, medical and retirement benefits
  • Leading performance management, workforce analytics, citywide internal communications, and external employment branding and marketing 
  • Championing employee learning, leadership development, equity and more

Like the hub of a wheel, OHR is at the center of the City and County of Denver’s operations, partnering with departments, agencies and leadership to drive city functions that serve residents, ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce and culture, and retain and grow the very best talent in the region.

OHR is an independent agency and reports to the Career Service Board.

About the Career Service Board

The Career Service Board
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 Kathy Nesbitt. 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. 

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 departments and agencies to source and recruit the top professional talent for the City and County of Denver. 

Find out more about the Career Service Board.

Our Mission and Vision

To provide essential services, benefits and support to the employees, departments and agencies at the City and County of Denver, while ensuring a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce by recruiting and retaining top talent.

To secure the City and County of Denver as the employer of choice in the region, where employees are engaged, have the tools they need to thrive, and reflect the diversity of the community they serve.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We strive to be a diverse and resourceful team of people from various backgrounds, identities, and experiences, who are open to being inspired, and challenged by one another. We are committed to equity in every policy, action and decision made, to build healthy, equitable, and resilient communities where everyone thrives and belongs. OHR is committed to ensuring our staff reflects the City and County of Denver.

Contact Us

Office of Human Resources
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue,  Dept. 412 (4th Floor)
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-5751
Fax: 720-913-5720

Job Center
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For questions about job applications and careers with the City and County of Denver, please contact:
Phone: 720-913-5615

Additional Contacts

Kathy Nesbitt, Executive Director
Phone: 720-913-5830

Benefits Department
Phone: 720-913-5697
View the Benefits webpage.

Career Service Board
Career Service Board webpage
For questions or more information about the Career Service Board, please contact:
Cinthia Febres-Sutherlin
Phone: 720-337-6447

Career Service Hearings Office
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
Dept. 412 (First Floor)
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-5703
Fax: 720-913-5995

Classification & Compensation - includes Job Specifications

Communications Department
CORA requests must be submitted on the Office of Human Resources CORA form and will not be processed via email.

Employee Fitness Center (operated by Denver Parks & Recreation)
Visit the Employee Fitness Center for more information.
Phone: 720-913-5687

Employee Relations
Phone: 720-913-5710

Employment Verification
Employment Verification
Phone: 720-913-5612
Fax: 720-913- 5249

Learning & Development
Call 720-337-HELP

Payroll Division
Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
Dept. 1109 (Fourth Floor)
Denver CO 80202
Phone: 720-913-5186 
Fax: 720-913-5249
Contact the Payroll Division for any questions regarding your paycheck or your timecard.

Workplace Mediation
Phone: 720-913-5719

Colorado Open Records Act Requests

CORA - Citywide Colorado Open Records Fee Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $33.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records. Learn more.

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Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1 | Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

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