Recruitment & Selection

The Recruitment Process

The City encourages all applicants to make use of our online application because using computers and accessing the Internet is an integral part of today’s work environment. At the same time you complete your online application, you may upload your resume and/or cover letter (in MS Word or PDF format). Visit our Tips for Applying page to learn more about applying for employment with the City of Springfield.

All applications include a mandatory ‘Qualifying Questionnaire’ and some also require additional supplemental questions. Be sure to carefully read the job posting paying close attention to the experience, education, and training sections as well as any additional requirements. Your materials will only proceed in the process if your application and qualifying questionnaire clearly show that you meet the required minimum qualifications presented in the job posting.

The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. We do require that you submit our Veteran Preference Form and a copy of your DD214/215 for each posting you apply to. Please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3786 or to learn more about Veterans Preference Points. 

Listed below are locations in Eugene and Springfield where free public computers may be available to access our online job and application information. If you live out of the area, check with your local library or employment office for information about accessing a personal computer.

Free computer access may be available at these locations

City of Springfield
Springfield Public Library
225 5th Street
Springfield, OR
(541) 726-3765

Eugene Public Library
Main Branch
100 West 19th Avenue
Eugene, OR
541.682.5450 / 541.984.3035 (TTY)

Eugene Public Library
Sheldon Branch
1566 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR

Eugene Public Library
Bethel Branch
1990 Echo Hollow Road
Eugene, OR

Lane Community College
Campus Library
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR

State of Oregon Employment Department
WorkSource Centers
2510 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR
(541) 686-7601

University of Oregon
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid
Eugene, OR

Submit your application online by the indicated time and date on the posting to assure consideration of your application. Your application should fully describe your experience and training as it relates to the position. We do not accept faxed applications.

To receive confirmation that your application has been received, you must include your e-mail address.

New positions are posted on Friday and can be accessed via our website at

The Selection Process

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.

The City of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer