Category: Human Resources Department News

Conclusion of Fire Department’s Adult Explorers Program

The Champaign Fire Department Recruitment Team and the City of Champaign Human Resources Department are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 2022 Firefighter Adult Explorers Program (AEP).  The AEP was a partnership between the City of Champaign and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Workforce Development Program and ran for 6 weeks, ending […]

City Hosts Firefighter Recruitment Meeting

A very successful and well attended Firefighter recruitment, virtual information session was held on August 17, 2022.  A total of 38 potential applicants pre-registered for the virtual informational session. Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments, along with a representative from the National Testing Network presented on various topics, including: CFD’s history; daily firefighter […]

HR Staff Presents on City Hiring Process in Library’s “Ask an Employer” Series

On August 9, 2022, Human Resources Specialist Stacy Rachel conducted a presentation for the Champaign Library’s “Ask an Employer” series. The purpose of the series is to give local employers the opportunity to connect with community members and share insights into their organization’s application and selection procedures. The goal is to promote local employment opportunities […]

2022 Firefighter Recruitment Now Open

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments collaborated to launch the 2022 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications will be accepted at through September 23, 2022. The testing process will culminate with the 2023-2025 Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February 2023. In addition […]

Registration Opening Soon for Adult Fire Explorers Program

The Champaign Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce that registration for the the City’s Adult Fire Explorers Program (AEP) will open July 18, 2022. The AEP is a partnership between the City of Champaign and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Workforce Development Program. This workforce readiness initiative is structured to create […]

Police Services Representative Info Meeting

Police Services Unit Supervisor Kelly Brown has been a part of the Champaign Police Department for more than 26 years. In that time, she has seen many changes in her work and workplace, ranging from enhanced building security features to ever-changing technology and more comfortable staff uniforms. What has not changed, though, is her passion […]

Telecommunicator I Recruitment Information Meeting

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, METCAD hosted an information meeting for people interested in learning more about the position of Telecommunicator I. This event was an opportunity for potential applicants to develop an understanding of the METCAD structure, the responsibilities and expectations of being a Telecommunicator, and the hiring process. The presentation covered a variety […]

Champaign Police Department Launches Marketing Campaign for Experienced Officers

Champaign Police Department Launches Marketing Campaign for Experienced Officers   On April 4, 2022, the Champaign Police Department launched a new marketing campaign aimed at recruiting experienced officers. The campaign webpage can be viewed online at The page serves as a centerpiece in the new “Level Up” marketing campaign, with targeted online advertising also […]

Champaign Police Department Accepting Applications for Entry-Level and Experienced Police Officers

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications for entry-level police officer testing on an ongoing, continuous basis. Candidate pools will be pulled monthly for review as part of the City’s Entry-Level Police Officer hiring process. Are you ready to protect and serve your community? The Champaign Police Department is seeking a diverse pool of […]

City of Champaign Accepting Applications for Chief of Police Position

Earlier today the City of Champaign began accepting applications from experienced law enforcement professionals interested in serving as Champaign’s next Chief of Police. Candidates that are ready to take the next step in their careers and serving Champaign’s residents can learn more about the position by visiting For full consideration, applications must be received […]