Job Location:
Downtown Denver

About Our Job

The Auditor’s Office, an independent agency of the City and County of Denver, delivers independent, transparent, and professional oversight in order to safeguard the public’s investments in the City and County of Denver. Our in-depth audit reports look at how efficient and effective the city’s services and programs are for the people of Denver and provide recommendations for improvement. Our work is performed on behalf of everyone who cares about the city, including its residents, workers, and decision-makers. We provide a dynamic and collaborative work environment, excellent work-life balance, and professional development opportunities for our employees.

We are currently searching for a Human Resources (HR) Manager for the Auditor’s Office. The HR Manager reports to the Business Manager in the Management Services division. The HR Manager has sole responsibility for the human resources and recruiting functions for the agency. The HR Manager partners with agency leadership in determining HR needs and supporting the vision of the agency. This position defines and supports organizational structure, workforce planning, and talent management strategies, including performance management, employee relations and engagement, workforce readiness, classification and compensation, dispute resolution, and separation. The position requires the ability to identify and select strong talent and fosters an environment that inspires strong employee performance. 

Specific responsibilities of the role include the following: 

  • Provide overall HR consultation and expertise to Auditor’s Office leadership and Division management. Offer guidance and direction in areas of Human Resources. Support and reinforce the Auditor’s Office values per the Strategic Plan. 
  • Manage the recruiting and hiring function from start to finish. Responsibilities include creation of position and job requisition in Workday, preparing job posting, reviewing and selecting applicants, initial interviews with applicants selected for consideration, coordinating panel interviews and Auditor interviews, new hire salary proposals and discussion with division leadership, creating offers for selected candidates, all communication with candidates, hiring, and onboarding for all vacant positions in the Auditor’s Office. This position has a heavy recruiting focus – at least 50% of role.   
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure supervisor and employee compliance with Career Service rules under the delegation of authority agreement with the Office of Human Resources (OHR). 
  • Manage the annual performance evaluation and compensation processes. Assist supervisors with developing performance and development goals in Workday and with other required Workday HR tasks. Run Workday status reports periodically and follow up on missing goals and/or performance evaluations. Assist with Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) as necessary. Review agency compensation regularly for necessary pay equities and in determining entry and experienced new hires’ compensation. 
  • Perform employee relations support and retention strategies. Advise, as necessary, on HR policies, procedures, pay administration and benefits, based on frequent meetings and communications with OHR personnel. Assist with employee engagement and retention ideas and communications.  Assist employee managers with mediating employee issues, performing investigations, and counseling employees on matters related to HR policies and procedures, mediation and mentoring. Consults with City Attorney’s Office concerning employee relations and dispute resolution items and disciplinary/grievance processes.
  • Manage and/or assist in all personnel matters including discipline issues, grievances, unemployment claims, EEOC charges, FMLA requests, workers compensation matters, etc. 
  • Share and interpret HR information and Career Service rule change information obtained from OHR with Auditor’s Office leadership and employees. 
  • Assist Business Manager with developing and updating various office policies such as work from home, work-life balance, dress code, harassment, and discrimination, etc. 
  • On-board new employees with the right information and resources. Manage the probation process for all new hires in the agency. Manage separation processes for departures from our agency.
  • Execute HR strategies, initiatives, and practices that promote a strong performance culture emphasizing engagement, learning and development, talent management, and workforce planning.
  • Coach and consult with leadership to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Be the primary point of contact for identifying, tracking via dashboards, and reporting on relevant HR programs, tools, performance metrics, trends, and analytics impacting the success of the organization.
  • Build collaborative partnerships in OHR with Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Classification, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, and Benefits to recommend and inform business solutions. 

About You

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 5 plus years working as an HR Professional for a government or auditing organization
  • 5 plus years of recruiting experience, preferably including recruiting audit professionals
  • Strong business acumen and Excel skills
  • Ability to build professional relationships with a variety of people, at all levels of the organization
  • Experience providing and receiving feedback to/from leaders and employees
  • Experience with Workday and Workday Recruiter
  • Prefer an SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification. 

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field
  • Experience Requirement: Five (5) years of professional level human resources experience including three (3) years supervising staff.
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

The City and County of Denver takes pride in the health and wellbeing of our employees.  We offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include:

  • Flexible hybrid work model  
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans
  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension after five years of full-time employment
  • A generous PTO plan

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CA2747 HR Manager

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$85,015.00 – $140,275.00

Starting Pay

Based on Education and Experience


Auditor’s Office

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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