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iRecruitment Now Live

The City of Springfield is excited to launch our revamped Employment Opportunities website! The new iRecruitment system offers a number of great, new features:

  • New online application system with the ability to search for current vacancies
  • Ability to create and maintain your own candidate profile
  • Receive notifications regarding the recruitment process

!! Browser & Device Requirements !!

Unfortunately, the new iRecruitment system does NOT support Chrome browsers and Android devices. Please make sure and use a browser and/or device other than these when you access iRecruitment

Get Started

All applicants must create a new profile in the new iRecruitment system.


Human Resources

Office Hours (Except City-recognized holidays) - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Selection Process

  1. Individual creates or accesses current online applicant profile.
  2. Individual applies online for a current, posted vacancy.
  3. Human Resources and hiring department conduct screening and evaluation of applicant qualifications. The information provided on the application is compared to the required and preferred selection criteria outlined on the job posting and depending on the quality and quantity of applicants. Individuals should make sure application information is accurate and complete. Include details about education, skills and experience relating to the job posting and attach any requested information such as transcripts, licenses or certifications. Individual may upload a resume, but do not type "see resume" in relevant education and experience fields.
  4. Applicants whose qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position move to the next step of the selection process. Various tests are utilized to evaluate applicant's experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. Tests administered may consist of written, practical skills (i.e. typing), physical agility, oral interview, or other formats such as Assessment Centers.
  5. 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.
  6. Potential candidates for employment will also undergo final testing including background checks, pre-employment drug testing, employment history, and reference checks. Certain positions also require completion of a credit check, polygraph exam, post-offer medical exam and/or post-offer psychological exam.
  7. After satisfactory completion of the selection process and approval for hire, candidates will be notified of the time and date to report to work.
  8. All new employees must complete a probationary period, normally lasting six months.

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, amongst other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The City operates under a Merit System, which establishes guidelines to be followed regarding the selection, promotion and discipline of employees.

Important Notice!

Definition of "Accredited Degree"

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited degree" includes only those degrees obtained from regionally accredited colleges or universities from one of the following regionally accrediting institutions:

  • 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 visit 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 minimum qualifications outlined. 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 anytime on our website. Descriptions of job duties and minimum qualifications for available City jobs are posted. Applications are accepted only for currently posted vacancies.


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Contact Us

Busch Municipal Building
Third Floor
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel: 417.864.1607
TDD: 417.864.1555
Fax: 417.864.1186

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