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).


The city currently has over 250 full-time positions making it one of the larger employers in the county. Because we are a full-service city that provides utility service, there is a very diversified range of job classifications in the city. Positions vary from construction and labor, clerical, groundskeeping, public safety, and mechanical to other technical fields such as 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. Positions generally require 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 departments in the city are posted on our website, at City Hall, and at the various departments throughout the city. External postings are listed for a minimum of ten days. All applications are received via our online portal.

Persons interested in employment with the City of Springfield may subscribe to our Job Alerts by going to the Careers page and clicking 'Notify Me'. When a position becomes available, subscribers are notified by e-mail. All applications must be submitted via our online portal. If you need an accommodation or assistance completing the application via the online portal, please call the Human Resources Department.

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. Please give us call if you have questions concerning personnel vacancies, qualifications, or other related matters.


The City of Springfield does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, and activities pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 200d) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Pub. L 101-336.