Your first step toward success is just ahead! A career with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) offers fulfillment and purpose as you use your talents to help fellow Coloradans thrive. Plus, you'll also find new colleagues and competitive benefits in your role with CDHS. CDHS offers job opportunities in several fields, including child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, nursing, social assistance programs, and youth services. CDHS also recruits for support positions that include accounting, budgeting, contract management, custodial, facilities management, food service, human resources, and procurement. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. For more information about jobs at CDHS, contact

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Join us from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. every third Friday of the month to learn when positions you're interested in are posted and speak with one of our talent acquisition specialists about the application process at CDHS.

Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnCall-in to 605.472.5608  |  access code 480194#

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Area-Specific Jobs | Background Checks | Benefits | How to Apply | Verify Employment | Facility Locations


Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnCDHS offers a full package of benefits for permanent employees of the state of Colorado: 

  • Health and life insurance coverage for employees and optional coverage for dependents. We offer employees several medical insurance choices. We provide life insurance and disability insurance. We also offer employees flexible spending accounts.
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  • 401K/457K (Administered through PERA)
  • Paid Time Off Benefits to include: holidays, accrued annual leave and sick leave
  • Professional development
  • CO State Employee Assistance Program - A professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling service offered to State employees with work-related or personal concerns.
  •  - Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a borrower may qualify for forgiveness while employed full-time in a public service occupation and meet other certain criteria.
  • Compensation
  • Employee Wellness Program - Employees can earn up to $20 off their health insurance premium every month by participating in fun health challenges online.

How do I apply for a job with CDHS?

Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnJob vacancies are announced on the State of Colorado Job Opportunities . 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 on in the assessment process.

Assessment process:Giải trí cá cược trực tuyến The state personnel system as defined by the Colorado Constitution requires all jobs within the classified system to be filled through a competitive process, called comparative analysis, which could include tests for merit and fitness. The number and types of assessments will depend on the position being filled as well as the number of qualified applicants. The top six candidates will be identified via the assessment 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 type of work performed on the job, a job offer may be contingent on the results of a drug test, criminal background checks to include fingerprints, and/or physical examination.

The comparative analysis utilizes professionally accepted standards that compare specific job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and other competencies. The process can include multiple components including structured interviews, application/resume review, oral panel examinations, written objective tests, performance tests, training and/or experience evaluations, or physical capacity tests.

Background Checks

Prior to the Department’s employment of any person in a position that would require that person to have direct contact with any vulnerable person, the Department shall make an inquiry through the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ascertain whether such a person has a criminal history. A person shall be disqualified from consideration for any of the following criminal offenses: a crime of violence, a felony offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, a felony of domestic violence, a felony offense of child abuse. For our complete Background Investigations Policy, please .

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Behavioral Health  |  Child Welfare  |  Youth Services

Behavioral Health

Workforce development includes enriching the work environment through education, staff recognition, and skills training in best practices and supervision, and is recognized as a critical component of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). OBH workforce development principles are:

  •  Identify core competencies and skills
  •  Maintain a skilled workforce
  •  Increase occupational preparedness
  •  Reinforce best practices
  •  Support employee retention
  •  Support a culture of learning through ongoing training
  •  Promote effective communication
  •  Promote effective use of current technology
  •  Create new employee and intern orientation process
  •  Increase awareness of OBH staff supports and resources connections
  •  Align strategic goals with management systems
  •  Emphases customer service

Learn more about how the Colorado Department of Human Services supports behavioral health workforce development.

Child Welfare

Colorado’s child welfare system is a state-supervised, county-administered system. That means the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare oversees the practice and provides policy direction for child welfare services and county human services agencies employ people who work directly with children, youth and families.

Youth Services

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) is looking for people with a passion for improving the lives of youth. We are currently hiring Youth Services positions.  As a Youth Services specialist, counselor or teacher you model the balance between safety and meaningful relationships. You foster desire, afford opportunity, and provide youth the tools needed for change. Come join our team of dedicated employees that make a difference in the lives of youth.



Employment Verification 

Classified employees have retention rights, receive competitive pay and benefits, and are a part of the state personnel system.  Click here to view classified job types.

Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnTo verify employment of a CDHS employee, visit .

CDHS Facility Locations

Giải trí cá cược trực tuyếnClick below to expand the list of CDHS facility locations.