Human Resources Frequently Asked Questions

Are paper applications accepted?

No, paper applications are not accepted.  All applications must be submitted online.  If you require an accommodation for the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (217)403-8770 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

How long does the selection process take?

The length of each hiring process will vary, but the intent is to move as quickly as possible.  After the application deadline, the process may take 2 to 6 weeks, or longer, before interviews are scheduled.  You should receive notice when you are no longer under consideration.  You can also view the status of your application by logging into Your Online Hiring Center Account.

What if I’m not selected?

All applicants will be informed of the decision reached.  Applicants who are eliminated will be notified as early as possible.  Do not be discouraged if you are not selected for a position.  Continue to reapply for future City jobs.

How do I keep informed of employment opportunities with the City?

All jobs are advertised in the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette.  If you are interested in a position that is not currently open and you would like to be informed when we are accepting applications for this position, you may fill out a Job Interest Card.  You will be notified by e-mail if any positions in the categories you selected become available in the next twelve months.

Recruitment for entry-level Police Officers occurs once per year.  Recruitment for Firefighters occurs every two years.  Interested applicants may request to be notified when a specific recruitment begins by filling out a Job Interest Card.

The City of Champaign is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.