Category: Human Resources Department News

METCAD Holds Informational Meeting for Telecommunicator I Recruitment

On Wednesday, June 19, METCAD hosted an informational meeting for people interested in learning more about the position of Telecommunicator I.  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 (TC), and […]


2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process Update

The Champaign Police and Human Resources Departments are nearing the final stages of another successful Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process. On April 11 & 16, 2019, eighty-nine (89) candidates completed oral interviews at the Police Department. In order to accomplish such a structured, one-day interview timeline, several community members, City, and Police Department employees volunteered […]


112 Applicants Sit for Police Officer Written Exam

On March 9, 112 candidates sat for the mandatory orientation and written exam as part of the ongoing Police Officer Recruitment Process. The events were held at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The candidates with the top 100 exam scores will move on to the next phase of the recruitment, oral interviews, on April 11. Interviews […]


Police, Human Resources Host Study Session Ahead of Police Recruitment Exam

On Wednesday, February 20, approximately 45 applicants attended the free written exam study session hosted by the Champaign Police and Human Resources departments at the I-Hotel and Conference Center. The 2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Mandatory Orientation and Written Exam will be held on March 9, 2019 at the I-Hotel and Conference center.


2019 Entry Level Police Officer Informational Meeting

Approximately 20 prospective applicants braved the frigid temperatures January 23 to attend the 2019 Police Officer Recruitment Informational Meeting at the Champaign Police Department.  Chief Anthony Cobb welcomed everyone and provided an overview of the Champaign Police Department, followed by an overview of the 2019 Police Recruitment process by HR Specialist Karen Hampton.  Then a panel […]


Apply Now to Serve! Applications Open for 2019 Entry-Level Police Recruitment

The City of Champaign is accepting applications for 2019 Entry-Level Police Officer Testing Process starting Friday, January 4, 2019. For more information, and to apply, visit the Apply to Serve website.  The application deadline is February 11, 2019. Interested individuals can learn more about becoming a Champaign Police Officer before applying by attending an information […]


City Employees Set New Records for Charitable Giving

In 2018, the City of Champaign once again participated in the Combined Charities Campaign that was organized by the United Way of Champaign County.  Each year, the City participates in this campaign by encouraging City employees to donate to a wide variety of local, state, and national charitable organizations.  The campaign wrapped up late last […]


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 […]