Civil Service Positions at EIU


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At Eastern Illinois University, there is open and continuous testing which means that candidates may test for a classification even if a position is not yet vacant. Your scores will be kept on file. Then, the highest scoring candidates of those interested in a vacant position will be eligible for interview.  Applications for all positions are available in person at EIU’s Human Resources Office (Old Main, Room 2020), Charleston IL 61920 or you may submit an application online at  Eligible candidates who are Illinois residents will be scheduled to take a civil service examination.

Department of Human Resources – Employment
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL   61920

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Grounds Worker -- 7-month position

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for one 7-month Civil Service position of Grounds Worker in the Department of Facilities, Planning, and Management/Grounds.  Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.   Starting pay is $20.53/hour.

To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at   .  Applications must be submitted by April 28, 2014 to ensure consideration. 


Assistant Bookstore Manager

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Assistant Bookstore Manager in the University Union Bookstore.  Qualified candidates must have: a Bachelor’s Degree or high school graduation (or equivalent) and four (4) years of experience in a commercial operation that included responsibility for both buying and selling. (Experience in a private or university-owned college bookstore may be substituted on the basis of one year of college bookstore experience for two years of college education or commercial experience.)

This position is responsible for opening and/or closing the bookstore, supervising student employees, providing excellent customer service, and maintaining the appearance of the bookstore.  Other duties include training and scheduling student employees, receiving merchandise, and keeping an accurate inventory of merchandise. 

The applicant should have knowledge of point of sale computer systems, and be able to maintain the software applications. 

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination. The minimum starting salary is $2606.00/month, but salary shall be commensurate with experience. To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and transcripts online at  . Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2014 to ensure consideration. 


Police Officer

Eastern Illinois University in Charleston is seeking candidates for University Police Officer positions.  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 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, and makes arrests on view or on warrant violations of State statutes, city and county ordinances, or university regulations; conducts investigations, as required, and submits reports to supervisors of infraction of rules and regulations of the university, State laws, and city and county ordinances; directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforces parking and traffic rules and regulations; investigates and reports obstructions in streets and sidewalks, holes, leaking or faulty utility services, or other unusual conditions that might endanger the public safety; controls pedestrian traffic; assists local police agencies during emergencies.

Eligible candidates should apply at  in order to be scheduled for the upcoming Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing in May, 2014. Successful candidates must also pass a knowledge exam, as well as oral boards. 

Additional requirements are at  Contact Donna Noffke or Jeff Marlo at 217-581-3911 for more information including any required documentation and to ensure you have a reserved place for the next Physical Fitness Testing in May, 2014.


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Temporary Extra Help


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 or obtain a paper application in EIU’s Department of Human Resources (Old Main, Room 2020).


Cook/Kitchen Laborers 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.


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