Category: Human Resources Department News

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 […]

Firefighter Recruitment Opens

Staff from the Fire and Human Resources Departments have collaborated to launch the 2020 Firefighter recruitment process. Applications are being accepted at through October 2, 2020. The testing process will culminate with the 2021-2023 Eligibility List that is scheduled to be approved by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners in February 2021. In […]

The 2020 Fire Engineer Promotional Assessment Center Practical Exam is Complete!

The 2020 Fire Engineer Promotional Assessment Center Practical Exam is Complete! Every three years, the Human Resources and Fire Departments coordinate the Fire Promotional Testing Processes for each rank pursuant to the Board of Fire and Police Commissioner Rules, the 50 ILCS 742 Fire Department Promotions Act and the IAFF Collective Bargaining agreement. The Fire […]

2020 Adult Fire Explorers Kickoff Meeting

2020 Adult Fire Explorers Kickoff Meeting    On Thursday, July 16, the Champaign Fire Department hosted a virtual kickoff meeting for the 2020 Adult Fire Explorers Program. The program is a partnership with the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission to increase the diversity of qualified applicants for the testing process for the 2021-2023 Entry-Level Firefighter […]

Police Officer Continuous Recruitment Virtual Informational Session

The Champaign Police and Human Resources (HR) Departments partnered and presented a virtual Police Officer recruitment informational session on July 9, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This police recruitment is the second of four police continuous recruitment efforts – two in 2020 and two in 2021. Staff participating included Sgt. Geoff Coon, Sgt. Greg […]

Human Resources Department Hosts Professional Development Event

Thirty-eight Non-Bargaining Unit City employees participated in a Professional Development Event hosted by the Human Resources Department on September 27, 2019. The event, titled Improv and Improve:The Leadership and Life Lessons of “Yes, And” was presented by nationally recognized speaker Craig Rapp and Aida Johnson-Rapp. The lively and highly interactive workshop took place in the […]

Human Resources Department Hosts Coaching and Counseling Workshops

Forty-two managers and supervisors participated in a pair of Coaching and Counseling workshops on September 18, 2019.  The interactive workshops, which are the first in the City’s new Supervisor Essentials Series, took place at the Champaign Police Department. Both sessions offered the opportunity for attendees to develop their skills, collaborate with other managers and supervisors, […]