Mike Endecott, Senior Computer Technician, Information Systems
Mike has worked for the City since 2017.
What have you learned since working at the
I learned more in my first two years with
the City than I had in my previous eight years
of IT experience. Most private sector businesses
have only a handful of different computer
programs, servers, and proprietary equipment.
Here at the City with our 20+ departments
it’s like supporting the computer needs of
20+ businesses, all with their own specialized
equipment, programs and procedures. Suffice it to
say that what I have learned most is simply more
experience in my chosen field.
If you could switch your job with anyone
else, whose would you want?
As a contrast to being behind a computer screen
most of the day, I think it would nice to be a
Parks groundskeeper. City of Springfield Parks
locations, including the golf courses are some
of the best maintained public spaces I have had
the pleasure of enjoying. I think it would be
nice to be a part of the hard work that goes into
maintaining the beauty of these locations.
What advice do you have for someone
thinking about coming to work for the City?
Someone wise once said “Find something you
love to do, and you will never have to work a day
in your life.” Make sure you choose a job you’re
passionate about; your work, attitude and health
will reflect it.