Category: Human Resources Department News

The 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process

The Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process. In conjunction with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, both departments worked together to implement testing processes that met COVID-19 safety guidelines. Three fire captain candidates successful completed all components of the promotional testing […]


2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing Process Concludes

The Police and Human Resources Departments are please to announce the 2021-2024 Police Sergeant Promotional Testing process successfully concluded on February 5, 2021. Along with Stanard & Associates, Inc., both departments diligently worked to effectively adopt the testing process to meet COVID-19 safely guidelines. This team effectively managed to coordinate, communicate and facilitate a safe […]


Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony

On November 18, 2020, the City held its annual Employee Awards and Service Recognition Ceremony.  This year’s ceremony was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Employee Awards The employee awards recognize staff who exhibited exemplary commitment toward the pursuit of the City’s organizational philosophy. Thirty individuals received awards for demonstrating the City’s values […]


Firefighter Recruitment Update: Oral Board Interviews Completed

Firefighter Recruitment Update: Oral Board Interviews Completed The Firefighter recruitment process continues as scheduled with part one of oral board interviews completed last week. Candidates who pass the written examination and submit all required application documents are invited to participate in oral board interviews. Oral boards are structured interviews that are used to assess candidates’ […]


HR Hosts Virtual Leadership and Management Workshops for City Managers, Supervisors, and Staff

Twelve City employees participated across three Leadership and Management Workshops between October 20 and 23. The interactive workshops were originally scheduled as in-person sessions and were successfully transitioned to online events due to the ongoing pandemic. The sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to learn about the differences between leadership and management, leading teams, delegation, […]


City Staff Participate in Virtual Career Fairs

On October 6 and 7, City staff participated in virtual career fairs hosted by Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University, respectively. The City’s participation in these events is part of an ongoing recruitment strategy to identify and utilize new and alternative methods to connect with current students and recent graduates during the pandemic. These […]


Firefighter Recruitment Continues

The firefighter recruitment process is continuing on schedule. Two hundred and three applications were submitted by the application deadline of October 2nd. This is consistent with the number of applications submitted during previous recruitments and a very positive result given the uncertainty of conducting this recruitment during the pandemic. Fortunately, the testing vendor, National Testing […]


Telecommunicator I Virtual Information Meeting

On August 27, 2020, staff from METCAD and the Human Resources Departments hosted a virtual information meeting about the Telecommunicator I recruitment process. Presenters included METCAD Operations Manager Betsy Smith and Telecommunicator Supervisor Jennifer Frost, and Human Resources Specialist Stacy Rachel. Topics included METCAD history and organizational structure, Telecommunicator job overview and duties, salary and […]


Adult Fire Explorer Program Mock Interviews

On August 15, 2020, staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments hosted virtual mock interviews for participants in the 2020 Adult Fire Explorers Program. In this voluntary component of the Adult Fire Explorers Program, participants were provided the opportunity to experience and practice the oral interview step of the firefighter hiring process. Mock interviewers […]


Police Continuous Recruitment Testing Process – Oral Interviews

On July 30, 2020, the Champaign Police Department (CPD) partnered with the Human Resources Department (HR) to conduct the second recruitment cycle of the Police Continuous Recruitment process.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of staff and candidates is paramount during public safety recruitment testing.  Working together, HR and the National Testing Network/Ergometics […]