Human Resources

Contact information


9500 Civic Center Drive
Thornton, CO 80229​​​​​​​​
Map to City Hall

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Holidays

Please note: If you are trying to reach Adam's County Human Services for assistance with medicare or food stamps, please call 720.523.2000. City of Thornton Human Resources is unable to assist with these requests.

Who We Are

We are a dedicated staff that strives to meet or exceed our customer's needs, whether they are citizens or other city employees. We believe in the fair treatment of everyone we work with. Our focus on driving success is based on strong teamwork and communication.

Thornton is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizational culture. It's important to us that we treat our fellow teammates and residents with courtesy and respect, appreciating each other's differences and celebrating our individual perspectives while working toward a common goal. Cooperative teamwork means great minds don't all think alike! Instead we all have a chance to voice our ideas, be accountable in doing our part, and sharing in a collaborative spirit whenever possible. We strive to maintain the public's trust by providing excellent customer service to the public, and within the city to other employees.

City Employment

Thornton is a full service city providing a variety of employment opportunities. Police, fire, infrastructure, legal, parks & recreation, and city planning are just some of the areas that offer rewarding, challenging employment. Thornton works hard to ensure that our positions offer competitive salaries and benefits. Come join our team and help make our community a better place to live!


The City of Thornton offers an outstanding benefits package. Benefit eligibility is based on the status of the position. Please email to receive a copy of our 2024 Benefits Guide.

We offer generous paid time off with 8 hours of sick leave & 10 hours of annual vacation leave accrued every month, paid holidays plus 2 floating holidays to use however you want, free rec center passes for employees and their family members, and 40-hours of front-loaded vacation so you can enjoy time off faster!

Other great benefits may include $1.00/hour shift differential pay, multilingual pay for Spanish, ASL, and/or Hmong up to $1200/year, and tuition reimbursement up to $3000/year.

Wellness is woven into our DNA. We have wellness programs that participants can enjoy to earn paid days off, volunteer at non-profits that are important to you while earning more annual leave, an EAP program for emotional and mental health, and a commitment for work-life balance. 

Transparency in Coverage

The link below leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Machine Readable Files