Items tagged: Human Resources

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 […]


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, […]


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 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 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 […]


Entry-Level Firefighter Interviews

The 2014 entry-level Firefighter recruitment process continues as scheduled. The Human Resources (HR) Department administered an application period in August and a written exam in September. Eighty-nine of the 91 candidates who sat for the written exam successfully achieved the minimum passing score and qualified to participate in on-site interviews on November 13. HR staff […]


Entry-Level Firefighter Recruitment

The Human Resources and Fire Departments administer programs to recruit and select a diverse group of qualified candidates for entry-level Firefighter positions.  Recruitment efforts for 2014 successfully yielded an increase of 15 applications from 2012. The Human Resources and Fire Departments hosted an optional study session for the written exam on September 17.  The study […]


Firefighter Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted for the entry-level firefighter eligibility list process. The Human Resources and Fire Departments are working with Stanard Associates to provide firefighter application and testing services. Stanard has specialized expertise in firefighter recruitment and assessments and will expand Champaign’s targeted outreach to a broad group of diverse, qualified applicants, while also […]