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Open Civil Service Positions

Civil service openings are sometimes advertised online; however, you should test for any EIU civil service classification in which you are interested before a vacancy occurs. Read the hiring booklet we provide to learn how the hiring system works for Civil Service.

Apply for a Civil Service Position

The Civil Service employment application can be completed online. Candidates are encouraged to include any additional pertinent information such as a resume or school transcripts. Regardless of how many civil service positions you are interested in, you only need to complete one application.  Once you have submitted your application, please contact us at eiu_employment@eiu.edu or by phone at 581-7654 if you have not heard from us within 30-days.  By completing the application online, you will also be able to track your progress through our examination system, including your rank on registers and when you are eligible to take each exam again.   

We currently have scores in this system for paper exams only. E-Test scores are not available here.

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Status (Full-Time and Part-Time) Civil Service Job Listings

Status (Full-Time) Civil Service Job Listings  

Police Officer Testing

Eastern Illinois University in Charleston will be conducting testing for the University Police Officer classification.  Candidates must be Illinois residents; be a high school graduate or equivalent; possess a valid driver’s license; have no record of conviction of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude; be eligible for bonding; be at least 21 years of age upon employment; and be able to complete the Basic Law Enforcement Officers Training Course. 

Police Officers at EIU safeguard lives and property by enforcing applicable laws and regulations and promoting good university/community relations.  They work under general supervision of higher level personnel.  The typical duties of a Police Officer include:  patrols assigned post, investigates incidents, makes arrests, investigates violations of State statutes, city and county ordinances and university regulations; conducts investigations as required, submits reports to supervisors, directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforces parking and traffic rules and regulations; investigates and reports unusual conditions that might endanger the public safety; assists other agencies during emergencies.

Eligible candidates should apply at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php no later than June 18, 2018 in order to be scheduled for the upcoming Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing.   The application should include a resume, three business references and college transcripts, if applicable.  Successful candidates must also pass a knowledge exam, as well as oral boards. 

Additional information concerning Police Officer testing can be found at:   http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/testprep/police.aspx?osm=c30m.  Contact the Examinations Office at 217-581-7654 for more information including any required documentation and to ensure you have a reserved place for the next Physical Fitness Testing in June.

Building Service Worker

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates to fill positions for Building Service Workers in Residence Hall Operations.  Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Starting pay for this classification is $16.83/hour.

To complete an application, please go to https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .  Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.


Information Technology Technical Associate – Report Writer

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for an Information Technology Technical Associate – Director of Enrollment Management Data Analysis and Reporting.  Qualified candidates must have any combination totaling two years from the following categories: experience in SQL report writing or college coursework in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely-related discipline. (60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree equals one year.  90 to 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals two years.)

This position reports to the area of Enrollment Management which is composed of the offices of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Web Services.  These areas are heavily dependent upon data and technology to drive process efficiency, make strategic decisions and best serve the students of Eastern Illinois University. This position will have three primary responsibilities: 1. Create accessible data across modules to support the function of Enrollment Management across campus. 2. Analyzing new and existing data to assist in strategic decision making in the area of Enrollment Management. 3. Directing and supporting the implementation of new technology in the area of Enrollment Management as necessary.

Preferred qualifications include:  experience in reporting tools and report writing; knowledge of enrollment services, admissions, financial aid and the registrar’s area and experience with Argos, Banner, Banner ODS, analyzing reports, systems and processes. Good communication skills and the ability to work with multiple constituents including campus faculty, staff, administrators and outside vendors is essential. Experience leading committee work and managing projects, is also preferred. 

Qualified candidates must be an Illinois resident and will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Upon successful selection of candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Technical Associate – Report Writer Register.

To apply, please submit an application, resume, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Applications should be submitted by May 22, 2018 to ensure consideration. 


Extra Help (Part-Time As Needed) Job Listings 


Food Service Workers

Eastern Illinois University is seeking experienced food service helpers for Panther Catering.  If you enjoy providing superior customer service to a diverse population, this is an excellent opportunity. The positions offer part-time hours and are non-benefited positions.  Due to the nature of our business, those that apply must be willing to work nights and weekends.

To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.  

 Substitute Shuttle Drivers

Eastern Illinois University is seeking service-oriented, student-centered individuals to serve as drivers for the Panther Shuttle Service.  Multiple substitute positions are currently available. Drivers typically drive a 20 passenger bus. The shuttle service runs from late August to early May on Mon., Tues., and Wed. 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Thurs. and Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Sat. 2:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; and Sun. 2:00 p.m. to midnight. Applicants must present a valid Illinois Class A or B CDL with a “P” endorsement, a current medical certificate, and a driver’s abstract at the time of application. Applicants who are hired must pass a background investigation and drug test and will be subject to random drug testing throughout employment. Base pay is $11.25/hour.

Review of applications begins immediately. Submit an online application at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php or obtain a paper application in EIU’s Department of Human Resources (Old Main, Room 2020).

Cook/Kitchen Laborer Positions

Eastern is looking for energetic, friendly, flexible individuals to fill in as extra help cooks and kitchen laborers throughout the school year.  You will work with seasoned personnel, as well as student employees, as you further your expertise in preparing nourishing and attractive meals and facilitate the operation of the dining centers.

Custodial Positions

We maintain a pool of applicants to fill various extra help (temporary) custodial positions throughout the year.  The base pay for this position is $9.00 per hour.