Items tagged: HR

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, […]


City Staff Attends Summer Youth Employment Services Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for the Summer 2019 Unit 4 Youth Employment Services (YES) program was held on July 29 at Jefferson Middle School. During the ceremony, employers and speakers praised participating students for their dedication, effort, and work performance during the six-week program. Representatives from the City of Champaign in attendance included City Manager Dorothy […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


METCAD Holds Telecommunicator Recruitment Meeting

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 METCAD hosted an informational meeting for people interested in learning more about the position of Telecommunicator I (TC).  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, […]


Police Recruiting Event Sees High Turnout

Approximately 60 applicants attended the optional Study Session and Practice Exam. The event was held on the evening of Wednesday, February 21 at the iHotel & Conference Center. It was administered by Stanard & Associates, Inc., the vendor contracted by the City for the 2018 Police Entry-Level Testing Process.


Human Resources Launches New Website

As part of the City’s website redesign project to enhance the public’s access to information and online services, the Human Resources (HR) Department launched its new section of the website on Monday, July 10. Highlights of the refreshed HR site include more in-depth content than the previous site, user-friendly navigation, and a bank of Frequently […]