Track Your Application

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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.

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If you see a job for which you think you are a fit, we want to hear from you. We encourage you to apply through our application hiring system. Search and apply for jobs.

Assessments and Testing

Depending on the position, you may be required to complete an online assessment or test. If this is the case, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment immediately after you apply. In some cases, you may be required to complete an in-person test. You will be contacted with further information after we review your application. 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 specifications. 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 candidates. 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 department/agency leadership.

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

Job Offer & Pre-Employment

After the interviews, the hiring manager decides to 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 the offer. After you accept the verbal offer we prepare and send an offer letter. You will need to sign in to your Workday account (the same hiring system you used to apply to the position) to review the offer letter and officially select Accept or Don’t Accept. Once you accept the written offer, the city will begin pre-employment screening.


Before your first day, we will reach out to guide you through the onboarding process, which includes required new hire tasks to ensure you have an efficient start to your employment. On your first day, your supervisor and new team will have a plan to help welcome you into your new role, your department/agency and the City and County of Denver.

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. You will receive more information about any required coursework on your first day.


I applied to a job and want to make changes to my application. What do I do?

Once you submit a job application for a position you cannot apply to that same position again or make changes to your application. If you are contacted for an interview, you can provide any additional information to the recruiter or hiring manager at that time.

Can I apply to multiple jobs at the same time?

Yes. Please make sure to carefully review the qualifications for each position before applying.

How long is my account active in the online application system?

Once you create a Workday account, it is active for an unlimited amount of time. You need to remember the email address and password associated with the account so you can log in again in the future. If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Workday sign on page.

How long does the hiring process take?

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

What happens during the pre-employment screening?

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.