Equal Opportunity Hiring

The City of Urbana is committed to ensuring a fair and equitable hiring process for job applicants and considering individuals based on their qualifications, not classifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Urbana will not discriminate based on:
•    Age
•    Ancestry
•    Citizenship status
•    Class
•    Color
•    Creed
•    Disability
•    Family responsibilities
•    Gender identity
•    Marital status
•    Matriculation (a person’s status as a student)
•    Military status
•    National origin
•    Orders of protection
•    Personal appearance
•    Political affiliation
•    Pregnancy
•    Prior arrest or conviction record
•    Race
•    Religion
•    Sex
•    Sexual orientation
•    Source of income
•    Unfavorable military discharge
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If selected for an interview, applicants with disabilities may request accommodations for the process or in conjunction with the job requirements. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, but with at least 48 hours’ prior notice to the event. HR will make arrangements to provide the requested accommodation or suitable alternative in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information regarding employment, contact Human Resources at 217-384-2459.

Fair Hiring
The City supports Second Chance Employment. Having a criminal record will not automatically disqualify applicants from consideration for City jobs. We strongly encourage all applicants who are interested in and qualified for City jobs to apply!
Most of our positions do not require a criminal background check. If the job doesn’t require it, we won’t ask about it. If a job does require a background check to be conducted, you can be assured that we will keep you informed of your rights and protections as a job applicant throughout the hiring process. If you have a criminal record, we will conduct an individualized review of your circumstances and consider your entire situation, not just your conviction.

Under law, you have the right to speak up if you, in good faith, reasonably believe that you have been harassed or discriminated against. Retaliation against a person because they have opposed that which they reasonably and in good faith believe to be unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment, and/or because they have made a charge, filed a complaint, testified, assisted, or participated in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this Act, or because he or she has requested, attempted to request, used, or attempted to use a reasonable accommodation as allowed by City and State law, is prohibited. If you believe you have experienced retaliation because you have exercised your right to report wrongdoing, you may contact the Urbana Human Relations Commission and/or the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

More Information
•    Information on conviction record protection afforded by the Illinois Human Rights Act can be found at:  
•    Information on the Urbana Human Rights Act, as well as other resources, can be found at:

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- Last Modified -July 21, 2021 - 10:43am
- Author - ElizabethD