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We strongly encourage prospective applicants to review the City of Springfield's Recruitment and Selection Process before applying for a position with the City. 

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Library
Posting Number: 2017-08
Job Title: Library Technician
Closing date: 04/10/2017
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free health clinic. 
Job Class: Paraprofessional
Job Hours: 40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required
Salary: $17.53- $20.04/hour (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Grade B21 (Contributing level), Non-Exempt, SEIU Represented
Description:  
       Position Overview:
The City of Springfield has an immediate opening for a Library Technician. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer service-oriented person who is effective in communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds. This position performs a variety of paraprofessional library support services: staffs public service desks, registers patrons, processes library materials for circulation, works with patrons to resolve problem accounts, and other support services duties.   Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend shifts as assigned.

Please see attached Job Addendum for additional information about this position.

Additional customer service testing will be required for top candidates. Testing is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 27, 2017. Those invited to test will receive an email confirmation with more detailed information. Photo identification will be required at the time of testing.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Please note this date, as notice for interviews will be short.


Summary of Essential Duties:
• Provide welcoming and responsive customer service to patrons of all ages, backgrounds and needs
• Assist patrons in person and over the phone to resolve over-due and problem accounts, reach resolutions, and use de-escalation methods if necessary
• Use respectful, tactful correspondence in-person, email, letter, etc.
• Accurately enter and update data into the integrated library system to maintain accounts
• Process library materials for circulation, prepare new books for circulation, and assist in maintaining the collection
• Drive city vehicle to retrieve books from satellite book drops and return to library
• Use independent judgment to interpret and apply library policies and procedures
• Manage interruptions and prioritize work
• Work with librarian staff to assist patrons with their information needs
• Work with a cash drawer, make change, determine cash balances, etc.

Education/ Experience:
High school diploma or GED; and sufficient experience:
• 0-2 years of course work in the field of Liberal Arts, library or related field;
• One year of paraprofessional experience in a library or library environment.
• Preference may be given to candidates with:
 1. Previous experience working in a library with an integrated library system (ILS)
 2. Knowledge of library terminology
 3. Previous experience preparing books and materials for circulation
 4. Spanish language proficiency

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Licensing and Certification:
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work collaboratively in reaching library goals with staff and volunteers
• Demonstrated ability to be inclusive and respectful in the workplace
• Ability to communicate clearly and considerately with co-workers, volunteers and patrons
• Skill and ability to compose a letter, email and other correspondence using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
• Knowledge of principles and practices used in the processing, circulation, cataloging and acquisition of library materials
• Knowledge of basic library terminology
• Ability to work with a variety of technologies to provide services to library patrons and to troubleshoot computer issues as needed
• Knowledge and ability to operate computers, related databases and software applications
• Ability to keyboard accurately and efficiently
• Ability to use filing systems
• Ability to learn and retain information quickly
• Ability to learn City library operations, procedures, methods, and policies
• Ability to problem-solve, identify and correct basic problems

Physical Requirements
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbent will be required to travel.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
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. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov   for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format


Police
Posting Number: 2017-14
Job Title: Police Officer
Closing date: 04/17/2017
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: Minimal starting pay rate $28.07/hour, Step 1 of 5 step scale, depending on qualifications. Full Benefits, including PERS.
 Grade 220, SPA Represented, Non-Exempt. Additional pay may be available according to bargaining unit contract, such as a Second Language Incentive pay.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has an exciting opportunity in our Police Department for a Police Officer. We are searching for applicants who would like to join our team to help protect and serve our community. The City of Springfield is dedicated to providing exceptional service, with emphasis on fairness and equity, to all our constituents. We respect differences, knowing that both in government and in the community, strength comes from combining all of what we know. Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM3vpZ_PbP0

PLEASE NOTE: There are applicant testings for this position (see below in 'Testing & Selection Process').  Applicants invited to test will be emailed directly with additional information.  Please reserve the dates listed, in the event you are invited to test.

You must have a valid email address included in your application in order for us to contact you. If you do not receive a confirmation email after submission, check your spam filters. Call 541/726-3705 or send an email to HR@springfield-or.gov to confirm the email address included with your application is correct.

In order to prevent unnecessary time spent in applying for this position, the following elements will disqualify you for this position.  Therefore, you will not be considered for this position if any of the following applies:

• You do not have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school.
• You are not a United States Citizen, or cannot obtain citizenship within 18 months of appointment.
• You are not, or will not be, 21 years of age or older by time of appointment.
• You do not have, or cannot get, a valid Oregon Driver's license by time of appointment.
• You have a felony conviction.
• You cannot refrain from the use of tobacco products while on duty.
• You do not meet the educational and/or experience requirements outlined in the attached job description.


*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has a personal appearance policy, which includes but is not limited to:  No visible tattoos are allowed while on-duty; no body piercing (some exceptions for ear piercings), hair must be neat and not pose any safety issues, "alterations" to any area of the body that is not concealed by authorized uniform or attire.  If you have specific questions about the personal appearance policy, please email HR@springfield-or.gov 

Education & Experience:
We are interested in finding applicants who have the experience and/or education necessary to be successful as a Police Officer for the City of Springfield.  Law Enforcement work experience or education can qualify for this position.  A full description of the experience and education for this position can be found in the Police Officer job description linked below.

Skills & Abilities:
Under the supervision of a Sergeant this position enforces state and local laws, and responds to emergencies in an effort to protect life and property. Police Officer duties include responding to life threatening emergencies, investigating crimes, performing community relations and crime prevention functions as well as preparing written and/or typed reports of activities.

The complete Police Officer job description is attached below.

Testing & Selection Process:
Before proceeding with application, please review the 'Oregon Physical Abilities (ORPAT)' document found below.

Candidates considered for the Police Officer position will be identified through a series of screening tools and tests including an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire, Video test, Written Test, Physical Ability Test, Psychological Exam, Comprehensive Background, Medical Examination to include drug screening for controlled substances, and Oral Interviews.

Aptitude, personality profile, mental and physical fitness, and communication skills will all be evaluated.

The timelines for testing notifications are very short with notice being sent within 48 hours of the testing dates. Please plan accordingly.

Video testing
Those applicants who are invited to take the video test will have two testing options: 1) onsite testing in Springfield, or 2) through Ergometrics National Testing Network (NTN).

Option 1
Onsite testing is tentatively scheduled for Monday and/or Tuesday, May 8 and 9, 2017 (depending on the number of applicants). Applicants who are invited will be contacted via email with additional details. All applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of up to $25.00 at the time of the video exam to cover testing and scoring costs. You will also be required to show picture identification at the time of the exam. This is the only time(s) that the test will be offered in Springfield.

Option 2
*Please note that you may utilize the NTN testing service, but you will need to make arrangements prior to receiving an invite to complete the video test.  There is no guarantee that you will be invited to take the video test. The NTN option is only offered as a convenience to applicants. To make arrangements to take the video test, you must contact NTN (http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/  ). If you utilize the NTN, you must complete the video test and have your scores sent to Springfield by Monday April 24, 2017.

Written and Physical Ability testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017. Applicants will be contacted via email with additional testing details. All applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $15.00 at the time of the written exam to cover testing and scoring costs. You will also be required to show picture identification at the time of the written exam. *This is the only date and location that the written and physical testing will occur, and the NTN is not available for the written and physical testing.  If you are invited to this stage in the recruitment process, you must be present.

The physical test will consist of the Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT).  Please review the 'ORPAT' document below to learn more about the physical ability testing portion. 

Previous ORPAT scores will NOT be accepted.

Oral Boards (Interviews) for applicants who successfully pass video, written and physical testing are tentatively scheduled for Sunday and Monday, June 4 and 5, 2017.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaire must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaire (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who have submitted a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
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. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blomquist at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:
 

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format


Operations
Posting Number: 2017-09
Job Title: Seasonal Maintenance Worker
Closing date: 04/10/2017
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Maintenance Assistant
Job Hours: Typically 7:00 am - 3:30 pm depending on assignment
Salary: $10.68 – $14.32/hour. Typically, step 1 of Grade A11, depending on qualifications.
 Temporary/Seasonal position represented by AFSCME. Includes vacation and sick leave in accordance with the union contract. These positions are limited to 520 hours per year.
Description:  
       The City of Springfield is now accepting applications for our Seasonal Maintenance Workers. This recruitment will be used to staff multiple spring/summer crews with various start dates throughout the season.

This is an opportunity to work with our Development & Public Works - Operations division and learn more about our organization. We are looking for candidates who are familiar with or willing to learn tasks that occur in maintaining City infrastructure, specifically in landscape maintenance and surface drainage programs. We encourage you to preview the qualifying questionnaire at the bottom of this posting prior to applying for this position.

If you are selected to interview, you must bring a current Certified Court Print driving record with you.  Additionally, at the time of interview, a background check authorization form will be completed. Backgrounds will only be processed for candidates selected for hire.

If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 541-726-3705.

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of an Operations Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker performs entry level seasonal work to maintain stormwater water quality facilities, City trees, planter beds, turfgrass and other landscaped areas; may use herbicides for vegetation control. Performs related duties as assigned.

Please review the attached Job Description for a more information about this type of position.

Summary of Essential Duties:
• Participate in shrub and tree planting.
• May assist in irrigation line repairs and sprinkler head replacements.
• Maintains shrubs and planter beds by trimming and weeding.
• May provide assistance to the tree trimming crew by trimming trees and chipping branches.
• Implement vegetation control using weed eaters.
• Mow turfgrass with push mowers.
• Maintain stormwater water quality facilities.
• Provide written and oral reports as required.

Education & Experience:
Familiarity with maintaining landscape or stormwater facilities, or ability to learn, and in the operation of light power equipment and performing related skills or semi-skilled tasks.

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Other Requirements:
• Employees must be at least 18 years of age to meet Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry standards for operating equipment.
• Valid Oregon Driver’s license at time of appointment.
• Must provide current Certified Court Print driving record if invited for interview.

General Knowledge & Demonstrated Skills:
• Knowledge of basic laborer procedures and work activities to include the use of hand tools and equipment;
• Knowledge of value of team efforts;
• Ability to identify or learn to identify native and/or invasive plant species;
• Ability to carry out written and oral instructions;
• Ability to document work activities and provide basic written reports;
• Ability to maintain positive working relations with co-workers and the general public;
• Ability to work safely in a hazardous, fast-paced, outdoor environment;
• Ability to learn the techniques and methods involved in maintenance and construction of the City's public works facilities.

Physical Requirements: Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Interviews:  
Interviews will be held the week of April 24, 2017.  Please reserve these dates in the event you are invited. Notification for interviews may be very short.  Please plan accordingly. 

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
 
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to
HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
 
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
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. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or
HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

• 
Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDF FORMATS
Click here to download a job application in PDF format
Click here to download a job description in PDF format
Click here to download a supplemental questionnaire in PDF format



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