A method for dynamic resource provisioning for job placement includes receiving a request to perform a job on an unspecified computer device. One or more job criteria for performing the job are determined. Each job criteria defines a required operational characteristic needed for a computer device to perform the job. A list of available computer devices is provided. The list includes a plurality of computer devices currently provisioned to perform computer operations. A list of suitable computer devices for performing the job is determined from the list of available computer devices by comparing operational characteristics for each available computer device with the job criteria. The list of suitable computer devices includes one or more computer devices having operational characteristics that satisfy the job criteria. From the list of suitable computer devices, a least active computer device is determined, and the job is forwarded to the least active computer device.