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Human Resources
Posting Number: 2018-26
Job Title: Human Resources Administrative Specialist
Closing date: 08/27/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free, on-site health and wellness center. 
Job Class: Administrative Specialist
Job Hours: Typically 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8am-5pm. May work occasional evenings and weekends depending on operational needs.
Salary: $19.75- $22.71 (Grade B22), $21.94- $25.23 (Grade B23) (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Non-exempt, Non-represented
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield seeks an Administrative Specialist to join our dynamic Human Resources (HR) team.  HR serves as a strategic partner with City departments and delivers a variety of services and programs that align with City Council goals.  The Administrative Specialist is the first point of contact for employees and community member inquiries.  The purpose of this position is to provide customer service through clerical, administrative and technical support for HR staff in a ‘generalist’ role.  HR is committed to making the City a great place to work.  If you share our passion for delivering outstanding customer service, we encourage you to apply!

For additional information about the City of Springfield, click here:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/

Essential Duties:
• Responding to front counter and phone inquiries
• Conducting new hire orientation and assisting recruitment and volunteer programs
• Processing personnel paperwork in the HRIS database
• Supporting collective bargaining processes, attending meetings, and taking minutes
• Completing budgeting and financial tasks, such as monitoring transactions and budget allocations
• Ordering equipment and supplies
• Scheduling staff trainings, events, and coordinating travel
• Resolving concerns and complaints and referring inquiries/concerns as appropriate
• Providing information and serving as a liaison between the public and technical/professional staff
• Overseeing and maintaining various files and records
• Collecting data, preparing letters and a variety of documents
• Maintaining safety data sheets online
• Actively supporting an inclusive and respectful work environment.
• Participating on various committees, as needed

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

Education/ Experience:
Associate’s Degree or two year technical certificate, and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level in the position:
• 3-5 years of progressively responsible administrative support experience (Grade B22: Journey Level)
• 5 or more years of progressively responsible administrative support experience (Grade B23: Advanced Level)

Preference may be given for:
• Previous human resources experience
• Previous file maintenance and retention utilizing Laserfiche or a document management program
• Previous experience utilizing PeopleSoft or related HRIS database
• Previous benefits administration experience
• Ability to speak Spanish

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:
• Performing work involving independent judgment and requiring accuracy and speed
• Creating and maintaining orderly and accurate records, files, and file systems
• Gathering, compiling, organizing and interpreting information
• Customer service methods and principles, including de-escalation skills
• Basic mathematical, accounting and budgeting principles
• Modern office methods and practices
• Report preparation techniques
• English language and grammar
• Developing and maintaining respectful and inclusive work relationships
• Using computers and related software applications (ex: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, etc.)
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, management, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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. Incumbents may be subject to travel.

Selection and Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview and candidates will be emailed directly with additional information. 

As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance.  To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together).  Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.

All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

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.
 



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Development & Public Works
Posting Number: 2018-22
Job Title: Managing Civil Engineer
Closing date: 08/20/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. *Benefit enrolled employees and dependents have access to a free, on-site health and wellness center. 
Job Class: Manager/Program Manager
Job Hours: 40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required
Salary: $75,733- $87,090 (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Grade D62, Exempt, Non-represented
Description:  
       

Position Overview:
The City of Springfield is seeking a Manager for the Land Development Review and Capital Delivery programs within the Department of Development and Public Works. This individual will directly supervise staff assigned to review and inspect all engineered public and private infrastructure systems designed and built to support new development proposals throughout the city.

Summary of Essential Duties:
• Manage and oversee professional staff to include: prioritizing, assigning, monitoring and review work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures, and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
• Oversees department-wide initiatives for the enhancement and improvement of service delivery.
• Represents the City at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events in order to prepare and present written and oral reports to the City Manager, Council, boards, commissions, other governmental agencies, and community groups; responds to complex and sensitive inquiries.
• Develops and negotiates a variety of contracts and agreements with internal and external agencies.
• Actively supports an inclusive and respectful work environment.

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

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and;
• 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in the field of engineering
• Minimum of 1-2 years of personnel management experience;
• 3 or more years supervisory experience in Land Development Review is preferable.

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.
•  Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon, or the ability to obtain Oregon registration within twelve (12) months of appointment.

Skills & Abilities:
• Developing and monitoring safe work practices, and managing hazards in accordance with best practices;
• Monitoring and evaluating employees;
• Managing multiple projects and programs simultaneously;
• Mediating and resolving conflict;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, management, City officials, City Council, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
• Working effectively with clients, coworkers, employees, supervisors and others from diverse backgrounds.

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. Extended amounts of time standing and/or walking may be required.

Incumbent will be required to travel.

Selection and Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the first full week in September (September 4-7, 2018).

As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance.  To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together).  Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.

All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

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.
 



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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: 2018-27
Job Title: Police Officer
Closing date: 09/03/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: Minimal starting pay rate $29.78/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:  
       

Position Overview:
Springfield Police Officers are committed to professionalism while enforcing state laws, local laws, and municipal codes.  When wearing a badge, Officers represent not only themselves but the department and the community in which they serve.  Police Officers respond to emergencies in an effort to protect life and property, and make an immediate and positive impact.  The ideal Police Officer candidate will have a passion for service while performing preventative community policing for culturally diverse neighborhoods.
 
For more great information about the City of Springfield Police Department, check this out:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm
 

Springfield Police Officer Minimum Requirements:
•  High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate from an accredited school
•  United States citizen, or obtain citizenship within 18 months of appointment
•  21 years of age by time of appointment
•  Valid Oregon Driver’s License by time of appointment
•  No felony convictions
•  Refrain from tobacco products while on duty
•  Ability to pass a background investigation
•  Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
•  Ability to meet physical, medical and psychological requirements for the position (see Oregon Administrative Rule 259-008-0010 Minimum Standards for Employment as a Law Enforcement Officer:  www.oregon.gov/DPSST)

*Please note that the Springfield Police Department has recently lifted additional training and experience requirements specifically around education/equivalencies.  Please see the complete Police Officer job description attached below.

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

Testing & Selection Process:
Candidates considered for the Police Officer position will be identified through a series of screening tools and tests including an Employment Application, Qualifying Questionnaire, 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.  All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.

The timelines for testing notifications are very short. Please plan accordingly.

Written and Physical Ability testing is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018. 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.  If you are invited to this stage in the recruitment process, you must be present.

Please note that there is a study guide available for the written test.  Please work directly with the test provider to obtain the materials: IPMA-HR (Entry-level Police Officer Candidate Study Guide).

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 the written and physical testing are tentatively scheduled for Sunday and Monday, September 16 and 17, 2018.

*For those candidates who complete the oral board, but who are not subsequently hired, you may be considered for the Reserve Officer position.  This is strictly voluntary on the candidate's part, and will not hinder any future employment opportunities with the Springfield Police Department.  This is merely an opportunity for candidates to build experience for future employment options, if they choose to do so.

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



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