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 at 541-726-3705.
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 States.