City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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  Apprentice Opportunities

The following are Electrical Apprentice opportunities that become available with the City of Springfield. Questions? Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 217.789.2446 or email


  • Age 17 years or older by application deadline
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license at time of hire; and must be able to obtain an Illinois commercial driver’s license if required by the functional area
  • Must pass the NJATC written exam with a 6 or greater prior to applying and before the application deadline.


All Applicants must submit a City of Springfield Employment Application

Oral interviews (1st round)

Mandatory climbing orientation (for Lineman/Substation candidates only)

At least 50% of the candidates will receive a second oral interview

Background investigation

Medical exam, drug screening and functional capacity evaluation

  Salary* and Benefits

  • Hourly rate based on 40-hour work week
  • 1st Year - $18.07
  • 2nd Year - $22.59
  • 3rd Year - $29.36
  • 4th Year - $33.88
  • Journeymen - $40.66
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Overtime Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Safety Equipment
  • Inclement Weather Clothing
* Subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining.