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
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
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
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. >Application for Employment
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
|Current Employment Opportunities
Position: Meter Reader
Essential functions include reading utility meters on assigned routes using hand-held recording devices, checking meters for proper functioning, reviewing consumption records for inconsistency or discrepancies, etc. High school diploma required, and some experience preferred. Deadline: Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office in City Hall by no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11.
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 Tuesday, March 11.
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.
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.
Employees earn 8 hours of sick leave
The city pays 85% of the premium for
single and family coverage, and the
employee pays the remaining 15%.
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).
The city contracts with Magellan Behavioral
Health for confidential counseling
services for employees, including
substance abuse, marital counseling,
grief, depression, etc.
Employees receive longevity pay on
an annual basis from $10 - $30 for
each year of service after five years.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE
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
City of Springfield
Human Resources Department
405 North Main Street
Springfield, TN 37172
Assistant City Manager