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All candidates must pass a medical exam conducted by the City’s physician. A drug screen and Colorado Bureau of Investigation record check are also required. Before appointment as a police patrol officer, a candidate must undergo an in-depth background investigation, a polygraph exam, and psychological evaluation.
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When you are looking for a job it is always a good idea to have these documents available, since many employers require them.
Two or three weeks after the application deadline date, a notice is sent telling applicants whether their application has been accepted or rejected and why.
For some specialized jobs, you would go before an oral examination board, made up of persons who are experts in that field. When appropriate, a performance test may be used. Police and Fire Department candidates also take a physical agility exam.
For many of the City's jobs, tests are given on an as-needed basis. If your name is placed on an eligibility list, it is very important that you keep your address and phone number current with the Civil Service Commission office. Failure to do so could result in you missing a job opportunity and your name may be removed from the eligibility list if you cannot be contacted.