May 15, 2018
Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018
The Governor of the State of Idaho is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Idaho. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and faces no term limits. The governor is responsible for upholding the Idaho Constitution, executing state law and recommending a state budget to the legislature. They are also the commander of the Idaho militia at all times when the state's military forces have not already been called into service by the federal government. The governor may fill vacancies in any state executive office, including other constitutional offices, when the law does not otherwise provide the manner for filling a vacancy. If the Senate, whose confirmation is required, is in recess, the appointment stands until the Senate reconvenes.During special circumstances the governor can call for special sessions of the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills, including appropriations, but must list his objections. The legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. In Idaho the governor also serves as the President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners and appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Granting pardons and reprieves when the legislatively controlled Board of Pardons is not in session, not to be permanent until the Board sits again. Regarding convictions for treason, the governor may only stay the sentence pending legislative review. Requiring reports, made under oath, from state officials and managers of state institutions, on any aspects of their jobs, Making a 'State of the State' address to the General Assembly at the beginning of each session, including recommendation on prudent courses of action for the state and, somewhat unique among the constitutionally mandated aspect of such addresses, an estimate of the tax revenue the state will require for the coming year. Convening extraordinary sessions of the Senate to conduct specific Executive business. Authorizing and signing all commissions and grants made by the state of Idaho. The salary for this position is $119,000/year.
Submit application to:
Idaho Secretary of State's Office, 700 W Jefferson, Boise, ID, 83702, US