General Career FAQs
No, you do not need an account to search our open positions on the main Job Openings page. It is only necessary to create an account if you wish to apply for a position.
No, the My Account login is for Idaho Power customers to manage their monthly power bill. This appears on most pages of our website for our customers’ convenience, but there is no interaction between this login and the Career Opportunities website, as you do not need to be an Idaho Power customer to apply for a position with the company.
Yes, our application process requires a resume. If you do not have a resume, a resume template is a great place to start. Microsoft Word offers multiple templates.
Each position requires a separate application; however, your information will be saved in the system and can be accessed by using the username and password you created applying the first time using the system. As a returning applicant, most of your information will pre-populate, making the application process faster.
Once the application deadline has passed, the hiring team will review all the resumes and applications to determine which candidates will be selected to move to the next step in the hiring process. In limited circumstances, this could take up to four weeks, depending on the number of applications received. Candidates will be notified of their status via phone or email as the process progresses.
Applications are not retained for future openings, so it is necessary to apply each time you’d like to be considered for an open position. However, if you are a returning applicant, as defined above, all your information is retained and you will only need to update information as needed.
Idaho Power does offer internships! To see if an internship is available in your area of study, visit the Job Openings page to view all open positions. Once you see a position you’re interested in, apply using our online application system.
No, Idaho Power will not provide sponsorship for obtaining an employment visa, such as an H-1B visa.
- Read the job posting closely – particularly the minimum requirements. We try to provide all the information you should need about an opening in the job posting itself. The minimum requirements section is the most important part, because if you don’t have the required education or experience, your information will not be moved forward to the hiring supervisor.
- Next – look to see if there is a preferred requirements section. Oftentimes if we receive a high volume of applications for a job, we’ll use the information shown in the Preferred Requirements section to narrow down the list. If you have the skills or experience listed there, it will greatly improve your chances of moving forward.
- Be sure your resume demonstrates how you meet our requirements. A lot of people have been told they should never have more than a 1 page resume. This is absolutely not the case when applying for a position with Idaho Power. We want to know if and how you fit our requirements and the resume is where we go to find this information. We don’t mind if a resume is 4 pages, as long as the information is relevant to the job. We can’t make any assumptions about what you do and how it might be related (for example, based on job title alone). So be sure to spell it out for us. If you’ve worked for a company, include a short statement about what kind of company it is/what they do. Don’t just list a job title – give us a detailed description.
- Include a cover letter. This tip may not help you in terms of how we assess whether you meet our minimum or preferred requirements. However, if your profile is sent to the hiring supervisor, candidates who provide a cover letter that helps introduce them and tell why they are a great candidate for the job, tend to stand out more.
- Pay attention to the job specific questions on the application. There is a set of questions for every position that we have asked in order to help us assess the qualifications of a candidate. Of course you should always answer these questions honestly, but that in and of itself may not be enough. You also need to consider whether your resume supports your answers. As an example, a lot of people might answer “yes” to a question about whether or not they have inventory experience. But if their resume doesn’t mention that they’ve done inventory in any previous job, we wouldn’t be able to move them forward. This ties back to point #3 above, which should show how important the resume is.
- Ask questions early. If you see a job posted that you are interested in and have questions, please feel free to call us. Or, if you receive a rejection notice and aren’t sure why you weren’t considered, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-388-2965. It may not change the outcome of that particular hiring process, but the information could help you with a future application.
We only post jobs and accept applications on idahopower.com, using the third-party software Workday. Scammers do target potential job applicants, so if you are ever unsure about a posting, please check our Job Openings page to confirm the job is open, or contact our Recruiting team at 208-388-2965.
Apprenticeships are an “earn while you learn” employment model that helps industries and employers train their future workforce. Usually over the course of a few years, apprentices work and learn alongside their teams while providing a valuable service for their companies and communities. They earn an income, obtain real-world work experience, and graduate with nationally recognized credentials to work anywhere in their field. Apprenticeships include on-the-job learning, college-level classroom instruction —and at Idaho Power — training in our state-of-the-art facility.
Idaho Power offers pre-apprenticeship programs in generation, stations and lines that provide a great path to apprenticeship. The intent of the pre-apprentice program is to provide as much exposure to different aspects of generation plant operation, or station controls, apparatus and structure, or lines construction and maintenance while assessing the pre-apprentice’s aptitude and skills. Pre-Apprentices will be eligible to apply for apprentice positions when they become available.
Apprentices should be:
- 18 years and older (21 or older for jobs that require crossing state lines).
- Able to pass a drug screen and background check.
- Physically able to do the work of the specific trade/occupation.
- A high-school graduate or have obtained a GED.
- Able to access reliable transportation.
- Able to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (for some apprenticeships).
- Pride in and passion for becoming a trades craftsman.
- Dedicated to safety for yourself and those around you.
- Good attitude, able to work in a team environment.
- Hard-working, confident, humble.
- Committed to learning; able to retain information, follow direction, and share what you’ve learned with others.
- Accountable, able to own up to mistakes.
Although all of Idaho Power’s apprenticeship programs are listed on the website, apprenticeship opportunities are available only when there is an open position. Visit the Job Openings page where all open positions are listed, to see if any apprenticeships are available. If you see a position you’re interested in, you can apply via our online application system.
Idaho Power has partnered with the College of Southern Idaho to provide the opportunity for apprentices to get credit for their apprenticeship toward an Associates of Applied Technology Apprenticeship Degree. Completing an apprenticeship earns 45 credits toward the 60 needed for the AA degree. All classes can be taken online, and Idaho Power offers tuition assistance once an employee has been with the company for 12 months and has an acceptable performance record. Tuition assistance covers 80% of approved tuition, fees and materials for courses passed with a C or better.