Careers with a purpose.

We manage Colorado's natural resources for people today and tomorrow. Join us and work with our diverse divisions to meet the recreational and resource needs of the public.

DNR is a place where anyone can belong anywhere. Our goal is for our employees to be welcome, respected, valued and heard.


DNR comprises several divisions:


Here's a video that explains the process for applying to a state job:


Frequently Asked Questions

Sign up for State of Colorado job interest cards to receive daily notifications of the jobs available with the State of Colorado agencies.

Use the state of Colorado jobs website to submit an online application. Make sure to attach all required documents and complete your application by the posted deadline. View careers.colorado.gov to learn how to apply.

  1. Minimum qualifications: All applications submitted are reviewed to identify the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.
  2. Comparative analysis process: Depending on the position, applicants may go through a comparative analysis. The type of process will depend on the position being filled as well as the number of qualified applicants.
  3. Interview: Final candidates complete an interview with the hiring manager and a panel of interviewers.

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.

Health and dental, retirement plans, paid time off plus 10 holidays per year, flexible spending accounts, paid life insurance and disability benefits, discounts, and more. Visit our State of Colorado Benefits Page for more details.

Yes. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, one of our Divisions, offers a Youth Internship Program. For more information, please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Internship Opportunities Page