Welcome to your future in Colorado!

Love Colorado? There is no better way to define your future and build your career than to work for the State of Colorado.

Accountants, biologists, engineers, graphic designers, goods and services inspectors, human resources professionals, information technology experts, journeyman trades, landscaping, law enforcement officers, lawyers, legislative liaisons, mechanics, nurses, park rangers, wildlife management, social workers and transportations are just some of the many professions represented in 20 principal departments.

Careers With a Purpose


There are many jobs where you can achieve personal success, but what about the part of you that believes making a difference matters too? Join the nearly 40,000 classified state employees who feel the same way and strive daily to improve the quality of life for all Coloradans.

Colorado has something for everyone. State employees enjoy almost limitless growth potential, top-notch training and development programs, and some of the best benefit packages in the state.


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Find Your Purpose

When you work for the State of Colorado, you're working to improve your community, impact the lives of those around you, and ensure that our shared natural resources will be available for generations to come. Whether you’re in child welfare, or accounting, or wildland firefighting, our jobs make a difference.

Find Your Passion

Each position makes a difference by helping people, enhancing our livelihood and making Colorado a better place to live. Learn more about the mission of each of our Departments and Institutions and the unique roles they serve!

Commitment to You

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and our departments encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. See what current state employees have to say about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Living In Colorado

Visit the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade for more information about what makes Colorado a great place to be! 

Residency Requirements

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs must be residents of Colorado, unless the work to be performed is primarily within 30 miles of the State of Colorado’s border. Occasionally, this requirement is waived for a recruitment to a specific position, not an individual.