Mike Endecott, Network Technician, Information Systems

Mike has worked for the City since 2017.

What have you learned since working at the City?

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.