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How to Apply for a Job

The Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) continually announces vacancies by posting on the Iowa jobs webpage. We also advertise through LinkedIn, the Department of Workforce Development, other state offices, and state libraries. Additionally, we sometimes advertise through colleges, at job fairs, and in newspapers. For merit-covered positions, DAS-HRE will qualify applications based on the minimum qualifications of the job classification announced for each vacancy. Only qualified applicants will have their names referred on to the hiring state agency.

Completing an Application: You may complete for a vacancy through the Iowa jobs webpage. For help creating a profile or entering your information, please go to the online Employment Application Guide.

  • Your application for a vacancy must be submitted by the closing date of the posting.
  • 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 eligible list. Please check the vacancy posting for the typing speed required for the position. You only need to 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.
  • When applying for a position, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS CORRECT. IT IS ALSO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS POSTED ON THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
  • If you meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy, your application information will be made available to the hiring agency. The hiring agency will review the list of applicants and determine screening and interview procedures. DAS-HRE does NOT schedule interviews nor can we tell you where you are in the hiring process. Please contact the Hiring Agency listed on the job announcement for your questions.

Contact Us:

Phone: (515) 281-5889
Email: DASHRE.Info@iowa.gov
US Postal Service:
Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50319-0150

 

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