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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 


Library Specialist

Eastern Illinois University is seeking a candidate for a full-time Library Specialist position in Booth Library.  This position will split between Reference Services and Circulation.  Job duties for Reference Services include providing assistance at the reference desk and explaining to students how to use the online catalog and journal databases, as well as other online research aids.  Duties at the Circulation desk include handling the checkout of library materials, processing returns and renewing materials using an automated system.  Duties will also include shelf maintenance such as fronting and arranging books and cleaning shelves.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have two (2) years of responsible work experience in a library or equivalent setting or college coursework in any field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent (30 semester hours = 6 months; 60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree = 12 months; 90 semester hours = 18 months; 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree = 24 months; a Master’s Degree or higher = 48 months) or anycombination totaling two (2) years.

The work schedule for this position is an evening shift, Sunday through Thursday.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  The rate of pay is $14.48/hour.  To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php. The deadline for all applications is July 10, 2018.

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 .  Applications must be received by July 10, 2018 to ensure consideration.

Information Technology Technical Associate – Report Writer 

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for an Information Technology Technical Associate – Report Writer.  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 will be responsible for writing reports, training staff to use the reports and interpret data in them. Preferred qualifications include:  experience in reporting tools and report writing and experience with Argos, Banner ODS, analyzing reports, systems and processes. Good communication skills and the ability to work with multiple constituents including campus staff and outside vendors is essential.  

Qualified candidates 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 July 16, 2017


Food Service Sanitation Laborer

Eastern Illinois University’s Panther Dining is seeking a Food Service Sanitation Laborer.  Starting pay is $15.32/hour with pay increases after six months and after one year.  

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php  .  Applications must be submitted by July 5, 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.