Items tagged: HR

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 […]


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, […]


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.


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 […]


City of Champaign Implements New Financial and Human Resource Management Software

Following a 15-month implementation project, the City of Champaign successfully launched a new financial and human resource management software solution on July 1, 2017.  The new Munis Financial Management Software replaces an aging software system that was first put into service 21 years ago.  The new software will streamline and maximize the efficiency of managing […]


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 […]


2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process

The Police and Human Resources departments are nearing the final stages of another successful 2017 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 4, 2017, eighty-eight (88) candidates completed oral interviews at the Champaign Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, HR enlisted the assistance of 12 assessors – 6 panels […]


Human Resources Department Launches Jobs Page Update

On December 28, the Human Resources Department launched its redesigned Jobs page on the City’s website. The new page was designed to give candidates looking and applying for positions with the City a more intuitive and mobile-friendly user experience that meets ADA compliance standards. Visitors to the page can see details on current City job […]


Fire Recruitment Meeting Gets Warm Response

Approximately 25 community members attended the Probationary Firefighter Recruitment Information meeting held on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – Noon at Fire Station 1. This informational meeting was open to anyone interested in a career as a City of Champaign firefighter and desired more information about the entry-level process. Presenters for the event were: […]