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Human Resources
(615) 382-2200
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The Human Resources Department is responsible for administering the City's personnel policies and procedures, recruiting personnel, maintaining records and documents, managing employee benefits, training and keeping abreast of federal and state employment laws to ensure compliance at all times. 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).

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.

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.
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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.

Current Employment Opportunities

Public Works Department
Position:  Mechanic (1 vacancy)

Essential functions include diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems on various types of light and heavy motor equipment and vehicles. 
Minimum qualifications include graduation from a standard high school and some experience repairing automotive and power-driven equipment. Deadline: Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office in City Hall by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014.

Police Department
Position:  Police Officer (2)

Essential functions include observing for violations of traffic laws and disturbances of law and order, serving warrants, making arrests, investigating accidents, etc. Some experience in police work preferred. Deadline: Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.


Employees of the City of Springfield serve in a probationary status for the first six (6) months (12 months for the Police and Fire Departments) of employment. During this period, employees are trained and tested to determine whether they will become full-time employees.

Once an employee is off probation, the following benefits provided by the city become available:

Employees receive 12 paid holidays throughout the year.

Vacation Days
Employees earn 8 hours per month of vacation leave after the first year of employment. After ten years of employment, they earn 10 hours
per month. After 15 years of employment, they earn 12 hours monthly.

Sick Leave
Employees earn 8 hours of sick leave per month.

Health Insurance
The city pays 85% of the premium for single and family coverage, and the employee pays the remaining 15%.

Life Insurance
The city provides $50,000 of term life and AD&D insurance for all employees; and employees have the option to purchase additional
insurance up to $100,000.

The city pays 100% of the retirement for employees. The vesting period is five years. Retirement benefits are with the State of Tennessee's retirement plan (TCRS).

Employee Assistance Program
The city contracts with Magellan Behavioral Health for confidential counseling services for employees, including stress management,
substance abuse, marital counseling, grief, depression, etc.

Longevity Pay
Employees receive longevity pay on an annual basis from $10 - $30 for each year of service after five years.

The City of Springfield is firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability throughout the employment process, from selection through termination. The city is also committed to an Affirmative Action Program in all divisions and departments.

City of Springfield
Human Resources Department
405 North Main Street
Springfield, TN 37172
615/382-1612 (fax)

Carolyn Scott
Personnel Coordinator

Gina Holt
Assistant City Manager



The City of Springfield does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). La Ciudad de Springfield no discrimina basado en la carrera, el color ni el origen nacional en federal ni el estado patrocino los programas, para Titular conforme a VI del Acto de Derechos Civiles de 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d).


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