City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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  • Age 21-34 years of age at time of written examination unless otherwise exempt by state statute 65 ILCS/ 5/10-1-7
  • No Felony Convictions
  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License at time of hire and must obtain IL License within 90 days of employment
  • Vision Correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness
  • No Offensive and/or Inappropriate Visible Tattoos

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