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City Utilities of Springfield Human Resources Co-op in Springfield, Missouri

Human Resources Co-op - ( 22000240 )



Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 20-25 hours per week.

**This is a year-round, part-time position. Candidates must be willing to work on-site during winter and summer breaks.

Position requires employee to work between 20-25 hours per week, not to exceed 1,500 hours in a calendar year. Each semester, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.


Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply. Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program. A student’s co-op position will end within three months after graduation.


Under the direction of the Supervisor-Human Resources, provides technical and clerical support and assists in recruitment functions including: greeting and screening applicants, scheduling interviews, processing documents related to applicant flow and selection processes, and entering recruiting information into the HCM system.


  1. Greets applicants for recruitment. Assists applicants with completing applications online as necessary.

  2. Answers telephones, directs inquiries, and provides information as needed. May answer telephones for other areas within the HR Department as needed.

  3. Enters and maintains recruitment-related information into the applicant tracking system and other HCM systems.

  4. Schedules appointments for pre-hire screening.

  5. Reconciles monthly expenses and forwards to Accounts Payable.

  6. Assists with advertising in websites, newspapers and periodicals. Logs and prepares documents to track expenses and results of advertising efforts.

  7. Assists with job postings, applicant lists, maintenance of website, and recruitment emails.

  8. Assists with screening applicants for required qualifications for open positions.

  9. Assist in scheduling and administering pre-employment testing of potential candidates.

  10. Contacts internal and external candidates to make arrangements for interviews as required. Makes hotel and travel arrangements for out-of-town candidates and ensures proper documents are prepared.

  11. Assists with conducting reference checks on potential candidates for recruitment, including but not limited to: employment history, criminal conviction history, education credential verification, etc. These investigations must be conducted in a professional, confidential manner, in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

  12. Prepares a variety of confidential correspondence, reports, memorandums, documents, charts, and maintains confidential departmental files and records as assigned.

  13. Assists with the maintenance of the ID Badge System including taking pictures and preparing identification badges.

  14. Files and maintains electronic files as required.

  15. May assist with employment verification.

  16. May represent City Utilities at job fairs to promote and create awareness of Utility job opportunities.

  17. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by Human Resources staff and management.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Completion of one year of college and pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Communications, Management, or related field is required. Six months' experience in a general office environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in navigating Microsoft Office and related software computer systems.

  • Ability to:

o Learn specific computer programs (PeopleSoft, Taleo, Concur, etc.).

o Handle sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.

o Show attention to detail and review work for accuracy.

o Work independently and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

o Work courteously with customer and coworkers.

  • Demonstrate a strong customer-focused and have excellent communication skills.

  • Project a positive image of the Utility to the public.

Physical Requirements:

Typically, sedentary work. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication. Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, and close visual acuity to operate a computer. Bending and stooping may be required for filing and file retrieval.

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program upon hire, and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment. Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.

Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.


Testing may be required.


Interested applicants may apply online at under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.


Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.

Full/Part Time: : Part-time - Temporary

Work Schedule: : 8AM To 5PM MON-FRI

Work Locations : MO-Springfield

Department : Human Resources

Supervisor's Title: : Supervisor - Human Resources

Pay Range: :

  • $14.00 - $18.00/hour

  • Depends upon classification

Job Posting : Sep 23, 2022, 11:54:50 AM

Req ID: 22000240