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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Springfield.

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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Fire and Life Safety
Posting Number: 2018-34
Job Title: Department Assistant
Closing date: 10/29/2018
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 (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Grade B22, Non-exempt, Non-represented
Description:  
       

Eugene Springfield Fire (ESF), a shared service by the cities of Eugene and Springfield, is seeking a highly motivated Department Assistant to join the team.  The successful candidate will provide vital administrative support to the department and work in close partnership with ESF staff to accomplish organizational goals.  ESF is committed to serving the community and to help without hesitation. If you share our passion for outstanding customer service and delivering services that positively impact our community, we encourage you to apply!

For additional information about Eugene Springfield Fire, click here:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_fir.htm

Essential Duties:
• Performs administrative support duties of a highly confidential nature
• Develops and updates website content
• Prepares minutes and reports for several boards and committees (e.g. collective bargaining, safety committee, company officer meetings, and emergency management advisory board)
• Develops formal communications to ESF staff
• Updates personnel records including performance management, scheduling, and workers compensation tracking
• Coordinates ESF responses to public records requests and maintains archive records
• Coordinates travel arrangements
• Collects payments and processes memberships for the FireMed program
• Travels between multiple work locations (primarily Springfield City Hall and Eugene Fire Administration)

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

Education/ Experience:
Associate’s Degree or two year technical certificate in the area of business, public administration, or related field, and;
• 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience providing direct administrative support to management (Grade B22: Journey Level)

Preference may be given for:
• Work experience in confidential personnel data management
• Work experience in updating website content
• Work experience in collecting/compiling technical data in fire, emergency services, or related field
• Work experience in receiving, processing, and reconciling membership/subscription payments
• 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
• Demonstrate professionalism and maintain a consistent, dependable working schedule
• 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 complete a skills test.  Candidates will be emailed directly with additional information. Interview and skill test (less than two hours total) are tentatively scheduled for the week of November 12, 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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Environmental Services
Posting Number: 2018-32
Job Title: Environmental Services Technician
Closing date: 10/22/2018
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: Technical Specialist
Job Hours: 40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required
Salary: $22.19- $25.52 (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Grade B23 (Journey Level), Non-exempt, SEIU Represented
Description:  
       

Do you enjoy building relationships and educating the community on matters of water quality and pollution control? Do you have a passion for maintaining high-quality resources for the community? If so, you might consider applying for the Environmental Services Technician position.

Position Overview:
The City of Springfield has an opening for an Environmental Service Technician in the Environmental Services Division of the Development & Public Works Department.  This position performs a wide variety of field and technical office work in the Water Resources Program, specifically in the Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) Specialty.

Check out the Springfield Development & Public Works Department here:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dpw/dept_dpw.htm

Responsibilities of this position include:
• Assists in the installation, operation, recovery, and maintenance of automatic sampling equipment, and preparation of samples for laboratory analysis;
• Inspects and evaluates/monitors businesses for identification of water quality and capacity, natural resources issues, compliance with regulatory requirements, spill detection and correction, other program areas of concern;
• Investigates reports of water pollution, and participates in identifying water pollutants;
• Conducts sampling and monitoring activities;
• Examines laboratory results from City stormwater, industrial wastewater sampling, or industry self-monitoring for compliance with local and federal regulations;
• Collects and maintains field data and develops and maintains various technical reports, documents, forms, databases;
• Tracks water quality compliance; participates in public education efforts, pollution prevention and recycling activities;
• Prepares guidance and/or training materials;
• Develops maintenance-related programs and participates in the review of development proposals;
• Conducts special projects of a technical and complex nature; prepares enforcement documents for management signature;
•Evaluates non-domestic waste disposal requests; categorizes businesses and informs them of their requirements;
•Participates in and/or coordinates industry permit processes;

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

Education / Experience:
• Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate in the fields of chemistry, biology, environmental studies or environmental engineering with sufficient experience as necessitated by the level of the position;
• 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience related to water quality, industrial pre-treatment, water quality project, maintenance/enhancement, stormwater management or a closely related field (Grade B23: Journey Level)

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

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge and experience with State and Federal requirements and standards for local, state, and federal water pollution, stormwater and Endangered Species Act regulations.
• Solid background in water quality and soil sampling techniques, principles and procedures.
• Strong working knowledge of local, state and federal water quality criteria and water pollution control regulations as they apply to stormwater pollution control.
• Basic knowledge of stormwater management practices and permitting.
• Basic knowledge of impact of physical and chemical pollutants on the environment.
• Basic GIS, computer and mapping skills.
• Very strong communication, interpersonal skills and tact as applied to interaction with the public in a regulatory context, coworkers, management, City officials, City Council and the general public.  Ability must be sufficient to exchange or convey information, maintain an effective regulatory presence, present program related issues to governing bodies and to receive or convey work direction.
• Skill in fostering, developing and maintaining an inclusive and respectful work place.

Licenses & Certifications:
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License at time of appointment.

Physical Requirements :
Position may be light or medium work depending on assignment.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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Information Technology
Posting Number: 2018-28
Job Title: Information Security Officer
Closing date: 11/05/2018
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: $72,030- $82,846 (steps 1- 4 on a 9 step scale), depending on qualifications.
 Grade D61, Exempt, Non-represented
Description:  
       

Do you have a passion for formulating and implementing systems and practices to protect an organization and its assets?  Do you have the vision to scope and shape information security programs? If so, you might consider applying for the Information Security Officer position with the City of Springfield.

To find out more about the City of Springfield, click here:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/

Position Overview:
The City of Springfield's Information Technology (IT) Department is seeking an Information Security Officer (ISO) to proactively manage the City’s Information Security Compliance program for all new and existing information systems.  This position has the important role of advancing City business needs while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Examples of ISO Responsibilities Include:

•  Serve as the information security officer for all City departments
•  Maintain and monitor information security policy compliance
•  Establish short and long-range information security strategies and implementation plans
•  Oversee City’s IT Asset Management (ITAM) program
•  Responsible for security related incident response and escalation
•  General management responsibilities such as budget management, project management, and vendor relation management

Please review the attached Job Addendums for a more information regarding job duties and qualifications.

Education / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, information security, law, or related field, and:
•  5 years of relevant professional experience in information technology or asset management (including at least 2 years of direct program management and/or technical experience in information security, legal analysis, compliance management, asset management or organization change management)

Preferences may be given for:
•  Previous public sector experience
•  Certification or documented training in relevant security and risk management
•  Certification or documented training in relevant project management
•  Certification or documented training in relevant asset management

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

Selection and Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview and complete an exercise involving a short memo and presentation.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the first week in December (December 3- 7).

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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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: 2018-37
Job Title: Police Dispatcher
Closing date: 11/26/2018
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Protective Services
Job Hours: Shift Work
Salary: Minimal starting pay rate $24.63/hour, Step 1 of 5 step scale, depending on qualifications. Full Benefits, including PERS.
 Grade 218, SPA Represented, Non-Exempt.
Description:  
       

The City of Springfield has an exciting opportunity in our Police Department for a Police Dispatcher. 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:
http://www.springfield-or.gov/dept_pol.htm

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for maintaining the communication network between the Springfield Police Department and its officers, city residents, and other agencies. It is a technical position requiring multi-tasking capabilities in a stressful environment.

A professional Dispatcher is a highly responsible, multi-functional public servant who must handle many tough requirements, often in crisis situations. The nature of the job includes these key elements:
 
• Operate telephone, radio and computer equipment, often simultaneously
• Answer 9-1-1 emergency calls, public inquiries, and dispatch police units
• Usually routine call taking and dispatching, but periodically high-stress during emergencies
• Work a 9-hour shift
• Work with a team of one to four other Dispatchers
• Occasionally work overtime
• Mostly sedentary

Essential Duties:
The duties listed below are a typical sample; position assignments may vary.
1.  Maintains an ongoing awareness of the location and activity of field personnel via radio communication and computer-aided dispatch equipment.
2.  Responds to emergency and non-emergency phone contacts to include TDD's, with City residents and the public, and provides information, referral service, or police assistance; monitors intrusion alarms.
3.  Enters and retrieves criminal justice information using local, state, and national computer systems in response to operational needs and policies; makes determinations and relays information to
duty officers from 9-1-1 and teletype information received; uses computer-aided dispatch system to create a permanent record of police response activity.
4.  Receives varied information via telephone and determines priorities and need for both police response and reports; writes police reports from information received.
5.  Distributes police related information to other law enforcement agencies via telephone, FAX, radio and/or computer communications systems.
6.  Assists in the processing of individuals who have been detained for legal processing.
7.  Assists in the training of new dispatch personnel and the orientation of other personnel in proper communication techniques and dispatch procedures.
8.  Actively supports an inclusive and respectful work environment.
9.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training & Experience:
Four years’ experience in an office environment with frequent public contact, multi-task functions, and occasional stress, OR two years of experience in a public safety communications, or equivalent dispatch operation. Formal training/coursework in law enforcement may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for half of the required experience.

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

Degree & Licensing and/or Certification Requirements:
Appointees must have a Basic Telecommunicators certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), or the ability to obtain a certificate within twelve months of the date of hire.

Knowledge & Skills Required:
• Communicating with a clear, audible voice
• Performing duties efficiently in an operation with varying degrees of stress
• Obtaining sufficient, accurate information at all times
• Interacting tactfully and effectively with coworkers, other agencies, and the general public
• Maintaining concentration while shifting quickly from one subject to another
• Working on rotating shifts, and irregular hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime, as needed.

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

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Please complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire before applying for this job. It is intended to help you determine how closely this position aligns with your job preferences.

***It is suggested that you contact the Springfield Police Department and observe Dispatchers on duty. This will give you a much better understanding of what the position requires. Please call Wendy Polen at 541-726-3729 and request assistance in arranging an observation.***

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 have a felony conviction.
• You have been convicted of any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug.
• 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 

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 submitting your application, check your spam filters.

Testing & Selection Process:

Video and Written Testing:
Testing for qualified candidates is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Monday and/or Tuesday, December 3 and 4, 2018 (depending on the number of applicants).  Please reserve these dates in the event you are invited to testing- notifications may be sent within 48 hours of testing! Testing will cost $30.00; cash or check only. Applicants invited to test will receive email confirmation with the exact date/time/location for the testing event. Those candidates invited to test will be asked to provide identification, $30.00, and proof of 45 wpm, net typing speed.

Free typing tests are available between 8:00am and 5:00pm at Lane Workforce Network, 2510 Oakmont Way in Eugene (541/686-7601). Check in at reception and ask to take the typing to test to get verification for the City Springfield. Typing verification from an Employment Agency may also be used. Online testing scores will not be accepted, unless they are administered by a reputable agency. Free online typing tests such as 'TypingTest.com' are NOT acceptable. The typing test must be dated within the last 6 months.

Additional Testing and Interviews for Top Candidates:
Top qualified candidates may be given the PERFEX test.  This test is a timed dispatch simulation.  It involves answering phones, listening to the radio, memorizing information and accurately recording information.  Date and time of testing and interviews will be determined at a later date.

Candidates considered for the Police Dispatcher 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.  All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment Law.

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.



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PDF FORMATS
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Click here to download a job description in PDF format
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Police
Posting Number: 2018-36
Job Title: Police Officer
Closing date: 11/26/2018
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, December 8, 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 from other agencies will NOT be accepted.

Oral Boards (Interviews) for applicants who successfully pass the written and physical testing are tentatively scheduled for Sunday and Monday, December 9 and 10, 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.



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