The Recruitment Process
The City encourages all applicants to make use of
our online application because using computers and accessing the Internet is an
integral part of today's work environment. At the same time you complete your
online application, you may upload your resume and/or cover letter (in MS Word
or PDF format). Visit our Tips
for Applying page to learn more about applying for employment with the City of Springfield.
All applications include a mandatory 'Qualifying
Questionnaire' and some also require additional supplemental questions. Be sure
to carefully read the job posting paying close attention to the experience,
education, and training sections as well as any additional requirements. Your
materials will only proceed in the process if your application and qualifying
questionnaire clearly show that you meet the required minimum qualifications
presented in the job posting.
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive
contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a
veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city
government. We do require that you submit our Veteran Preference Form and a copy of your DD214/215 for each posting you apply to. Please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3786 or firstname.lastname@example.org to
learn more about Veterans Preference Points.
Listed below are locations in Eugene and Springfield
where free public computers may be available to access our
online job and application information. If you live out of the area, check with
your local library or employment office for information about accessing a
these organizations directly to confirm hours of operations.
Submit your application
online by the indicated time and date on the posting to assure consideration of
your application. Your application should fully describe your experience and
training as it relates to the position. We do not accept faxed
To receive confirmation that your application has
been received, you must include your e-mail address.
New positions are posted on Friday and can be
accessed via our website at springfieldjobs.projecta.com.
The Selection Process
After a job posting closes and applications are no
longer accepted for the position, the initial phase of screening begins.
Applications are screened based upon the relevant knowledge, skills, abilities,
experience, and training presented in the job posting and in the job
specifications and addendums.
The selection process varies at this point according
to the position. Additional screening can include scoring of supplemental
questionnaires, structured interview, various written and aptitude tests,
assessment center exercises, medical examinations, and psychological
evaluations. Reference and Background Checks are used for all finalists.
Applicants selected to continue in the selection
process will usually be notified up to three weeks after the posting deadline.
Due to the volume of applications received by the City, generally, only
applicants selected for further consideration (i.e. an interview) will be
contacted. If you are not a finalist and have included your e-mail address on
your online application, you will receive e-mail notification that your materials
are no longer being considered.
Applications are reviewed and screened without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation,
marital or veteran status, medical condition or disabilities, or any other
legally protected status.
The City of Springfield complies with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any application with a qualified disability under
the ADA may request accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department
In accordance with the Immigration and Reform Act of
1986, the City of Springfield will request all eligible candidates who accept
employment with the City to prove they are eligible for employment in the United
The City of Springfield is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer