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Careers

Welcome to the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)!

We hope you find the information on this website helpful in your job search.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our team!

The mission of CDHS is to design and deliver quality human services that improve the safety and independence of the people of Colorado. CDHS offers employment opportunities in diverse fields, which include: child welfare, child care, youth corrections, vocational rehabilitation, development disabilities, nursing, mental health, and the administration of social assistance programs, as well as support related fields that include accounting, budgeting, custodial, facilities management, food service, human resources, and procurement and contract management.

Permanent positions with the CDHS enjoy:

  • A competitive salary,
  • 401K/457K,
  • Public Employees Retirement Account (PERA),
  • Participatory health care insurance options,
  • Holidays, sick leave, and vacation time with pay. 
How do I apply for a job with CDHS?

Job vacancies are announced on the Colorado State Government Jobs web site at www.colorado.gov/jobs. Applications are accepted only during the time period listed on the announcement. Review the job announcements and identify those that you may be qualified for and interested in. To apply for a specific job follow the instructions in the announcement section titled How to Apply. When applying for a state job, carefully follow the instructions. Submitting an application to the wrong location or not providing all the required materials may result in not being considered for the job.

What happens after I apply for a job?

Application Review: All applications submitted in response to the job announcement are reviewed to identify the applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the job. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are notified via email. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will continue in to the examination process.

Examination Process: The state personnel system as defined by the Colorado Constitution requires all jobs within the classified system be filled through competitive tests for merit and fitness. The number and types of examinations will depend on the position being filled as well as the number of qualified applicants. The top three candidates will be identified via the examination process and then referred to the supervisor of the vacant position for interview who will make the final hiring decision and job offer. Depending on the the type of work performed on the job, a job offer may be contingent on the results of a drug test, criminal background check, and/or physical examination.

CDHS Human Resources Office Locations

North Central Human Resources Office 

Southern District Human Resources Office

3550 West Oxford Avenue

1600 West 24th Street

Denver, CO 80236

Pueblo, CO 81003

Main Phone: (303) 866-7639

Main Phone: (719) 546-4611