Applications are being accepted for the following positions.
Accepting Applications For:
Promotional Opportunities for Current Regular Full-time and Regular Part-time City Employees Only
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How to Apply
Applications may be submitted several ways:
- Creating a Jobs Profile and applying online
- By completing the job application and mailing to the Human Resources Department
- In-person at the Human Resources Department
Applications/Resumes must be postmarked by the application deadline. Only candidates offered testing and/or interviews will receive notification of his/her application status. All Resumes should include a candidate's social security number.
Jobs Line - 417.864.1606 (Includes Firefighter and Police Officer)
Office Hours (Except City-recognized holidays) - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Individual submits application for position.
- Human Resources Department conducts initial screening, schedules and administers various forms of tests. Tests administered may consist of written, practical skills, physical agility, oral interview, typing, or any other form which allows the candidate to demonstrate his/her suitability for the position being filled.
- After all tests are completed, the Human Resources Department establishes a list of all eligible candidates and ranks them according to final test scores. The candidates achieving the top three scores are then submitted to the department where the vacancy exists for further consideration.
- The individual selected must then undergo a reference check and/or background investigation, which may include a polygraph exam. The extent of this investigation will vary, depending upon the nature and sensitivity of the position.
- If required, a psychological evaluation and physical examination will be scheduled by the Human Resources Department. Pre-employment drug testing is required for all positions.
- After satisfactory completion of the selection process and approval for hire, you will be notified of the time and date to report to work.
- All candidates must complete a probationary period, normally lasting six months, before acquiring status with the City.
Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment.
Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.
The City of Springfield is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, sex, color, race, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws. The City operates under a Merit System, which establishes guidelines to be followed regarding the selection, promotion and discipline of employees.
Definition of "Accredited Degree"
Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited degree" includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities accredited by one of the following institutional accrediting bodies:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Colleges and Schools
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Colleges and Schools
If you have a question regarding the accreditation status of your school, please contact your school directly, or you may use the following link at http://www.collegesource.org/
NOTE: To receive credit for college education, you must submit your college transcript with your application. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein. Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as quantity, per Merit Rule 5.8.
A Career in Municipal Government
The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. Positions are periodically available and offer qualified applicants a variety of opportunities to develop careers in their areas of interest.
There are hundreds of different job classifications in City government in which vacancies periodically occur. Applicants can view Vacancy Announcements weekly at Room 324, Busch Municipal Building, or by dialing the Jobs Hotline number at 417.864.1606. Descriptions of job duties and minimum qualifications for available City jobs are posted. Applications are accepted only for currently posted vacancies.