Does the City require drug testing, background checks, credit checks, etc.?

The City of Springfield conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that are made contingent job offers. All job offers are contingent upon successfully passing the later phase of our pre-employment screening process which may include:

  • a mandatory pre-employment drug test
  • a criminal background check
  • credit check
  • references


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1. How do I apply for a job?
2. I am a current employee of the City of Springfield. How do I apply for City job opportunities?
3. How can I be sure my application was received?
4. What web browser should I use?
5. When I try to create an account or update my email address, I receive the message "Email not available!" What does that mean?
6. What if I share my email address with another person?
7. Can I share my account with my spouse, relative, friend, etc.?
8. I requested a reset password link but have not received it. How long does it normally take to receive this via email?
9. I need a new password, but no longer have access to the email address where the rest password email was sent. What do I do?
10. Why I am unable to add an attachment to my application template?
11. Can I make updates or corrections to my application?
12. I am trying to submit/confirm my application, but I am unable to proceed. The system keeps taking me back to the application steps. Why is that?
13. How do I find the status of my application and what does my status mean?
14. I missed the application deadline. Can I still apply?
15. How does the Human Resources Department determine if I qualify for this job?
16. Does the City require drug testing, background checks, credit checks, etc.?
17. Is there anything that I can do to prepare for an oral exam / interview?