Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is responsible for:
  • Administering the City's personnel policies and procedures
  • Keeping abreast of federal and state employment laws to ensure compliance at all time
  • Maintaining records and documents
  • Managing employee benefits
  • Recruiting personnel
  • Training
The City of Springfield is a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace employer, and the Human Resources Department administers the substance abuse program, risk management program, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Employment
The city currently has 260 full-time and 7 regular part-time employees, making it one of the larger employers in the county. There are a total of 112 different job classifications in the city. Positions range from construction and labor, clerical, grounds keeping, radio dispatch, public safety, and mechanical to surveying, engineering, welding, electrical, accounting, telemetering, laboratory technicians, programming and management.

City job classifications are varied and require a mix of skills, education and experience. Employees generally have high school diplomas at a minimum. Many positions require additional technical or professional training and education, including 2 or 4-year college degrees or advanced degrees.

Employees are trained regularly on job specific skills, and some employees earn certification in their areas of responsibility by obtaining advanced educational credits or licenses.
Employment Opportunities
Job vacancies for all fifteen departments in the city are posted at City Hall and at the various departments throughout the city. Postings are listed for a minimum of ten days. Additionally, position openings are advertised in the weekly newspaper (Robertson County Times), on local cable channel 3 and in various trade publications.

Persons interested in employment with the City of Springfield may fill out an interest card at City Hall at any time. When an appropriate position becomes available, individuals are notified by mail. All applications for job openings must be filled out and returned to the Human Resources Department by the posted deadline. 

Applications will not be accepted without a job opening in the city.

City Hall hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions concerning personnel vacancies, qualifications or other related matters should be directed to the Human Resources Department.