Category: Human Resources Department News

2018 Firefighter Testing Process

The Champaign Fire Department received 200 applications for the 2018 Firefighter Testing Process.  Included in the total applications received were 15 candidates who completed the Fire Department pilot Adult Explorers Initiative.  The initiative was a collaborative effort between the Champaign Fire Department and the Regional Planning Commission (RPC).  The focus of the initiative was diversity […]


City Manager Announces Human Resources Director Appointment

City Manager Dorothy Ann David announced today that Amanda Farthing, currently the City’s Assistant Human Resources Director, has been promoted to the position of Human Resources Director effective September 17, 2018. Ms. Farthing has worked in Champaign’s Human Resources Department since 2006, when she joined the City as a Human Resources Intern.  She later served […]


City Holds Firefighter Recruitment Info Meetings

Staff from the City’s Human Resources and Fire Departments held two information meetings as part of the 2018 Firefighter Recruitment process. The meetings were held on the evening of Tuesday, August 14 and the morning of Saturday, August 18. Both sessions were held at Fire Station One, 307 S. Randolph St., Champaign. Approximately 18 prospective […]


Champaign Human Resources Director Announces Resignation

Jason Hood, Human Resources Director for the City of Champaign, has announced his resignation effective June 29, 2018. Hood will be leaving to assume a new position in the private sector. Hood was appointed the City’s Human Resources Director on September 18, 2014. Prior to that he worked as the City’s Community Relations Manager and […]


METCAD Holds Telecommunicator Recruitment Meeting

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 METCAD hosted an informational meeting for people interested in learning more about the position of Telecommunicator I (TC).  The event, which drew approximately 30 people, was organized to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to develop an understanding of the METCAD structure, the responsibilities and expectations of being a Telecommunicator, […]


2018 Police Entry Level Written Exam

2018 Police Entry Level Written Exam The first component of the 2018 Police Entry-Level Recruitment process was held on Saturday March 3,  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center.  There were 149 applicants that sat for the written exam. Applicants with the top 100 highest scores will move to the second component of the recruitment process, […]


Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.


City Launches Police Officer Recruitment

Starting January 2, the City will begin accepting applications for Entry-level Police Officers to join the Champaign Police Department.  For more information, and to apply, visit the Apply to Serve website.  The application deadline for Entry-level Police Officers is February 9.  Please note that applications for Experienced Police Officers are accepted year-round at www.champaignil.gov/jobs. Optional […]


Human Resources Launches New Website

As part of the City’s website redesign project to enhance the public’s access to information and online services, the Human Resources (HR) Department launched its new section of the website on Monday, July 10. Highlights of the refreshed HR site include more in-depth content than the previous site, user-friendly navigation, and a bank of Frequently […]


2017-2018 Fire and Police Promotional Testing Process Gets Underway

In collaboration with the Fire and Police departments, Human Resources is diligently working to coordinate, communicate and assist with the facilitation of the Promotional Testing processes.  Below is a glimpse of each process. FIRE LIEUTENANT and ENGINEER PROMOTIONAL PROCESSES The Fire Lieutenant Promotional Testing Process recently concluded the Assessment Center (AC) phase of the process […]