Category: Human Resources Department News

City Holds Police Service Representative Recruitment Meeting

On December 14, 2022, the Police Department hosted an informational meeting for those interested in learning more about the City’s Police Service Representative I (PSR) position. The event was held both in-person and virtually and covered a variety of topics including: Police Department organizational structure, PSR I job duties and expectations, salary and benefits, training […]


HR Offers Interviewing Approaches for the Interviewer Training

On October 5, fifteen managers and supervisors from across the City participated in an Interviewing Approaches for the Interviewer webinar hosted by ILCMA and the NIU Center for Governmental Studies. This interactive webinar offered the opportunity for attendees to learn about setting the stage for successful interviews, asking the right questions, and best practices for […]


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 NationalTestingNetwork.com 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 […]