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State of Idaho

The State of Idaho employs approximately 25,000 employees, in careers to be proud of.

Idaho became the 43rd state of the United States on July 3, 1890 when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Act.

Idaho’s nickname is "The Gem State."

Motto: Esto Perpetua ("It is perpetuated" or "May it endure forever") appears on the State Seal which was designed by Emma Edwards Green —- the only State seal designed by a woman. The seal was adopted by the legislature on March 14, 1891.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Why work for the State of Idaho?

Our Vision

To hire, create and maintain a productive, engaged, and skilled workforce to serve the citizens of the State of Idaho.


As a way of honoring those men and women who have served their country on active duty with the armed forces, the State of Idaho gives preference to veterans by providing them a more favorable competitive position for state government employment, while at the same time acknowledging the larger sacrifice of disabled veterans. Eligible veterans are provided advantages in employment with the State of Idaho, including preference for initial employment and retention in the event of layoffs.

More information about Veterans’ Preference