May 13 - Firefighter Recruiting Open House

May 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Are you interested in a career as a firefighter?

Want to learn more about the selection process at the Urbana Fire Department and make the most of your candidate experience?

Join us at the Urbana Fire Department Recruiting Open House!

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Urbana Civic Center
108 East Water Street

Click HERE to reserve your seat. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged. No charge to attend. Family members are also welcome to attend.
Want to learn more about the job or apply?  Visit:

If the selection process you are in involves a written or video test, you may feel a little nervous beforehand. That's natural! But don't let your nerves interfere with your ability to make thoughtful decisions during the test. On this page, we have put together some tips and suggestions for preparing for your test. These are simply general suggestions that you may find helpful in preparing for and taking your Civil Service exam.


The City of Urbana does not specifically endorse or assume responsibility for the links provided below.  However, you may find the information helpful (and/or interesting!).

Fire Service Technology Program (Parkland College)

Job Fair for Veterans

April 27, 2012 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Are you a veteran looking for employment opportunities?

When: Friday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where:Illinois National Guard Armory, 600 E University, Urbana, IL

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, U of I, Parkland College and Illinois Department of Employment Security invite you to Helping and Hiring our Hometown Heroes event which will feature over 30 federal, state and local companies offering employment opportunities. Federal, state, and local agencies will be in attendance to help maximize your veteran’s benefits.

Stop by the City of Urbana booth and learn about employment opportunities with us!

Information flyer: Helping and Hiring Our Hometown Heroes

UC2B Community Ambassador Job Application Assistance Workshop

September 26, 2011 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

UC2B is Hiring Community Ambassadors

UC2B is the short name for Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband, which is a collaboration between the cities of Urbana and Champaign, the University of Illinois, and several other public and private partners. Together, they received grant funding to build a fiber-optic Internet network that offers fast, high-speed internet access to neighborhoods, businesses, and Community Anchor institutions across Urbana-Champaign.

Stay Notified of New Job Postings

September 30, 2010 (All day) to October 1, 2010 (All day)

To be notified of the next opportunity to apply with the Urbana Police Department, please contact Elizabeth Borman at: to be put on the electronic mailing list. Be sure that you list an e-mail address that you will check frequently, as this is how we will notify you.  For more information on jobs in the UPD, visit:

Urbana Welcomes Diversity!

We foster an environment that values and encourages mutual respect, inclusion of all people, and utilizing differences and similarities as an organizational asset. EOE.



An Engineer has responsibility for the operation and knowledge of departmental apparatus, and for the safety of personnel riding on assigned apparatus, and for the proper operation of that apparatus.