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Did you know that the City of Springfield is one of the most functionally diverse organizations in southwest Missouri?

Serving more than 165,000 residents – a population that doubles during the day – the City of Springfield is a 24-7 operation. From public safety to parks and recreation, our organization touches all facets of our citizens’ lives. 

Working at the City of Springfield means being part of an award-winning team of professionals committed to community betterment. With nationally accredited and award-winning departments, City of Springfield employees have a reputation for being the best and brightest at what they do. Our customer service and employee training program, MyCity, recognizes and rewards employees for going above and beyond the call of duty to assist citizens.

The City is comprised of more than 2,300 employees serving in more than 20 distinct departments. Four of our departments are jointly run with our partner across the street, Greene County.

Those include: Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communication.

We are governed by a non-partisan, volunteer City Council, utilizing a Council - Manager form of government. We have a Mayor and eight City Council members. Four council members represent geographical zones while the other four serve the community at large. City Council sets the policy and direction of the City, while the City Manager serves as the CEO, guiding the day-to-day operations.