Frequently Asked Questions


It is our goal to attract and retain the most qualified individuals available.  The City of Boise, like most public agencies, utilizes an open and competitive process for job openings.  Applications are accepted only for those openings that are currently available.  When an opening becomes available, Human Resources is responsible for recruiting and overseeing the initial screening of applications.  All applications will be reviewed and applicants are screened based on their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. 

Once the screening is complete, the hiring department will continue the selection process.  The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of applications, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, and interviews.  In addition, background investigations and records checks are conducted.  Some positions also require applicants to have a physical examination and drug test prior to employment. 


The City of Boise only accepts applications submitted online for those job openings that are currently posted. Job openings can be found by clicking the "Employment" link. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of our online application, but may be attached to your application. Click to view the step-by-step Application Process guide in PDF format. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our office. 

Phone: 208-972-8090
Location: Boise City Hall | 625 W Idaho St, Boise
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The City of Boise is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status.  Applicants may request accommodation by calling (208) 972-8090 or TTY (800) 377-3529. Qualified veterans will receive preferential treatment in accordance with Idaho State Law. 

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws