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Welcome to the State of Iowa Jobs Page!

Welcome to the State of Iowa's application web site! The State of Iowa uses BrassRing to accept and process applications. Use the links on this page to learn about our application process, to search for state job openings, and to apply for a job.

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Job Openings

bullet  Job openings for all applicants. Click this link to see all current jobs for which anyone can apply.
bulletJob openings for current permanent state employees. Click this link to see all current jobs for which only current state employees can apply.

The best way to apply for jobs is online via the two links above. A paper application is available if you choose not to apply online.

Application Resources
How to apply for a job with the State of Iowa
Helpful information about the online applicant process
Searching for openings
Jobs requiring a typing score


National Career Readiness Certificate – credential preferred

As a member of the Skilled Iowa Initiative, the State of Iowa lists some positions with ‘National Career Readiness Certificate – credential preferred.’

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable, evidence-based credential that measures essential workplace skills and is a reliable predictor of workplace success. The certificate is an easily understood, conveniently attained, and universally valued workforce credential. It validates that an individual has certain essential skills important across a range of jobs.

While NCRC certification gives applicants evidence-based credentials of job preparedness it is not a requirement to apply for State of Iowa jobs.
Iowa Workforce Development offers the NCRC assessment at no cost to residents of Iowa and all Veterans. Click here for a list of IowaWORKS Centers.


NOTE: All jobs close at 11:00 p.m. CST on the listed closing date.

The Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) will continually announce vacancies by advertising on the Internet, on the Job Line, through colleges, the Department of Workforce Development, other state offices, state libraries, and in the newspapers. DAS-HRE will screen applications based on job qualifications announced for each vacancy. Only qualified applicants will have their names referred on to the state agency.

To apply for any vacancy listed on the open vacancy web pages, please follow these instructions:

Complete a State of Iowa application form. You may complete an online application form when you apply for a vacancy or open job class, or an application may be obtained from any Workforce Development Center, state department, or institution or the DAS-HRE office in Des Moines. A resume may be uploaded along with your application which will provide hiring supervisors quick access to your education and experience history. You can upload a current copy of your resume or you can complete one at the time you apply.

Once you apply using the new system, you may apply online using the Iowa.Jobs page. You may also call, e-mail, or write us to add a vacancy at any time. See the addresses listed here:


Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319

Each vacancy that is posted includes specific application information, a job vacancy number called the Auto Req ID, job title, and an application closing date.

You must use the Auto Req ID for each vacancy for which you are applying. If you do not provide this information when you apply you may miss the opportunity to be on the applicant eligible list for that vacancy.

Your application for a vacancy must reach us by the closing date in the posting. If you are mailing an application, a postmarked date is not accepted.

If you have an application on file, your request to apply for a vacancy must be received at the DAS-HRE offices by the closing date.

If a typing test is required for the vacancy for which you are applying, you must provide verification of your typing score PRIOR to the closing date of the vacancy. If you fail to do this, your name will not be referred out on the applicant vacancy list. Please check the vacancy posting for the typing speed required for the position. You need only submit a typing score once; this score will be kept on file for two years. If you are a state employee currently working in a state job that required a typing score when you were hired, this will meet the typing requirement. Click here for more typing test information.

DAS-HRE determines if an applicant meets the qualifications for a vacancy by using the information on the applicant's current application on file. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR APPLICANTS TO ENSURE THAT THEIR APPLICATION ON FILE IS UP TO DATE. If your name, address, education or employment history are not current, this may result in a missed opportunity for you and you may not be referred out for a vacancy. If your e-mail address, phone number, or street address are not current, the hiring agency will not be able to contact you.

If qualified, a copy of each person's resume and application information will be available to the hiring agency. The agency will review the list of applicants and determine screening and interview procedures. The education and experience information you provide will be used by the hiring agency to evaluate your qualifications, select candidates for interviews and to screen for the best qualified applicants for a vacancy. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION INFORMATION IS CURRENT. IT IS ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS POSTED ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

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Updated 2014-12-01