Thank you for your interest in a career with the State of Iowa.

To apply for current job openings, please follow these instructions:

Background on State Job Application Process

  • Each job announcement includes application instructions and an application deadline date.
  • Follow the instructions.
  • Fill out the application form.  Apply by the deadline date.
  • All application details must be true and accurate.
  • Attach a resume and cover letter if requested.
  • If the job requires a typing test, submit test scores by the application deadline date.  Typing scores stay on file for 2 years. Here are details about how to submit a typing test score: HRE|DAS Typing Test Information | Iowa Department of Administrative Services 

Search for a State Job

  • You can search for jobs in alphabetical order, by salary range, by posting date or by salary 
  • Find a job of interest.
  • Click on the job title to see the job description and qualifications.
  • Click the Apply button to register for your free Government Jobs account. 
  • You can also choose to receive email notices about job openings. 

Register to apply for State jobs

  • Register for your free account here: Government Jobs | Access Membership - Upgrade
  • You must have an active email address to set up your account.
  • You can choose to receive emails about job openings.
  • You can close the account whenever you want.

Next Steps to Apply for a State Job

  • The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) reviews your application and submits it to the hiring agency if you meet the job qualifications. 
  • The hiring agency will review the applicants who met the minimum qualifications and work with their hiring team to conduct interviews.

Need Help with State Jobs?

  • Call the Department of Administrative Services (DAS): 515-281-5889, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

See Application FAQs for more resources and guidance.

Contact Department of Administrative Services

Department of Administrative Services 

Hoover Building
1305 E Walnut St
3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319

General Customer Service
(515) 242-5120

Employment Application Processing and Testing
(515) 281-3087
Employment Verification
(515) 725-0663

Hours - Monday through Friday, except state holidays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM