Information for Military Applicants

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The City of Urbana would like to thank all active duty and veteran military members for your service in the United States Armed Forces. We are proud to say that a significant number of our workforce have military experience.  As an employer, we offer excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and unique career opportunities to serve the community.  For those who have served or are currently serving, we also offer the following initiatives: 

Veterans Preference Points
If you are a veteran applying for a Civil Service position, you may be entitled to five (5) points added to your final score.  To be eligible, you must have engaged in the military service of the United States for a period of at least one year of active duty and who were honorably discharged therefrom, or who are now or have been members on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service. To ensure you receive credit, please upload your DD-214 form or other documentation with your application.

Civil Service Exams
Military personnel who, in connection with current service, have military orders that indicate their unavailability due to military service the day of a Civil Service examination should contact the Human Resources Division to request a make-up written examination (see address and business hours below). To request a make-up, submit an application for an open position and request such accommodation in writing (e-mail is acceptable), with a copy of your military orders attached to: Elizabeth Borman at the City of Urbana address at the bottom of the page or e-mail: eeborman@urbanaillinois.us. Please include in your letter your e-mail address, daytime base phone number and/or name and phone number of a friend or family member with whom you have regular contact and entrust with your personal communication.

GI Bill
If you are offered a public safety position, you may be eligible to receive GI Bill benefits during academy training.

Other Resources

Translating Your Military Job Duties into Civilian Duties
If you aren’t sure if your if your military job is similar to a civilian position, or if you need assistance completing a resume, you may find the Military Occupation Classification Crosswalk helpful. Simply type in your job title or classification for a translation of your military duties into civilian ones: http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk/

Download a sample resume for a Military-to-Civilian transition from Monster.com.

The Personal Branding Resume Engine™  will translate your military record into a strong resume that civilian employers can understand.

Additional Job Search and Interview Assistance

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Resources for Job-Seeking Veterans

CareerOneStop, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor, offers information and resources to help veterans find employment, explore training options and access veteran and civilian benefits: Veterans ReEmployment portal

The REALifelines: Veterans’ Employment and Career Transition Advisor offers guidance for veterans on finding a job, returning to a pre-service employer, working for the Federal government, benefits and other support services, and assistance for family members. It also offers specific information for wounded warriors, including guidance on job accommodations. For Veterans seeking employment and training, the Advisor provides links to state-specific resources by integrating with the National Resource Directory (NRD), a web-based directory managed collaboratively by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) offers a variety of job search assistance to veterans. More information on their services can be found by clicking: IDES Services for Veterans.

The U.S. Department of Labor offers e-VETS Resource Advisor, an interactive, online tool to assist veterans, service members, their families and caregivers to navigate information on a variety of topics, including education, job training and employment: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm

The U.S. Department of Labor offers a list of job banks for veterans and government jobs: http://www.jobbankinfo.org/govtJobBanks.aspx

Warriors to Work (an affiliate of the Wounded Warriors Project and CareerBuilder).

4 Interview Tips for Veterans (U.S. News)

Career, Job, and Entrepreneurial Tools for Transitioning Veterans & Former Military: www.quintcareers.com/former-military/

Disclaimer: Links or references to other information or organizations are for reference only and do not constitute an endorsement. The City of Urbana is not responsible for content on referenced sites.

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Created on: Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 10:52
- Author - ElizabethD