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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 https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Eligible candidates will be scheduled to take a civil service examination.

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL   61920

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Library Specialist

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Library Specialist positions in Booth Library.  This position will work with both Acquisitions Services and Cataloging Services.  Job duties for Acquisitions Services include placing periodical orders and processing invoices for payment of those orders. This position maintains subscriptions and assists professional staff with matters related to serial inquiries, budget, identification, and sources of materials. Job duties for Cataloging Services include cataloging English language monographs using existing cataloging records, formulating holding statements for monographs and serials, affixing labels, marking materials with assigned call number and other markings as needed.

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 Monday through Friday during the day shift.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  The rate of pay is $14.34/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 3/27/17.


Child Care Resource Specialist – 50% position

The Eastern Illinois University School of Family and Consumer Sciences Child Care Resource and Referral is seeking qualified applicants for a half-time (50%) Child Care Resource Specialist.  Qualifications include a minimum of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following related fields (ECE, Child Development, Child Psychology/Behavioral Sciences, Family Consumer Sciences, Social Work, Elementary Education, Child Welfare, or Family Services) and one (1) year of significant experience with processing and entering social services applications.  Also experience with electronic case management systems, data entry, scanning and uploading information into new and changing computer systems.

Responsibilities include assisting patents/guardians and families with child care assistance and the payment process.  Interpreting and applying policy then entering information onto a case management system.  Tracking and managing a current caseload and applying policy to application to determine eligibility based upon guidelines established by the Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Minimum rate of pay is $2,606.00/month (50% = $1,303.00/month), and salary shall be commensurate with experience.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Applications must be submitted by March 28, 2017 to ensure consideration.  


Musical Instrument Technician

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a 50% Musical Instrument Technician.  This position is responsible for servicing and maintaining all pianos, harpsichords and keyboard instruments for the Music Department.  This includes tuning, voicing and regulating, repairing of case parts and benches, and cleaning instruments.  Qualified candidates must have three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of musical instruments, preferably keyboard instruments.  Successful completion of a formal training program such as those recognized by the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT) or a Registered Piano Technician as recognized by the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) or closely related program(s) that include training/education in the repair and maintenance of musical instruments may be substituted for one year of the above experience.  Candidates who have attained the classification of a Registered Piano Technician are encouraged to apply.  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 March 17, 2017 to ensure consideration.  


  Information Technology Technical Associate – Database Support

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for an Information Technology Technical Associate – Database Support in the Department of Information Technology.  Qualified candidates must have: a high school diploma/GED plus two years’ experience in database architecture, PL/SQL programming, and Linux scripting or an Associate’s Degree in an IT-related field and one year of the above experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related field.  The successful candidate must also have:  strong problem solving skills, be self-directed with good organizing and planning skills, be supportive of standards, be an effective participant in a client-focused team environment, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, willingness to work in a 24/7 environment including on-call status, and be a self-starter with willingness to do independent research and trouble shooting.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Technical Associate – Database Support register.

To apply, please submit an application, resume, transcripts and three professional references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Deadline for application is March 31, 2017.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Health Service is seeking a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to provide advanced health and psychiatric assessment, utilizing advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology in collaboration with the medical director, collaborating physician and staff psychiatrist.  This person is an active member of multidisciplinary treatment teams and takes referrals primarily from the University Counseling Center, Health Service clinicians, Office of Disability Services, the psychiatrist and other health care professionals.  The Health Service provides a full range of primary care services, with on-site laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy and health education services to an exciting student population.  Our primary focus is to enhance the ability of our students to participate fully in intellectual and personal growth opportunities afforded by the University.

This is a full-time, 10-month position, with June and July as leave time.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, tuition waivers and working with a team of dedicated and talented professionals.  Benefits may be carried during leave time, and pay may be spread over 12 months. The salary shall be commensurate with experience. 

Candidates who possess valid licensure as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois will be given preference.  Minimum qualifications include certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying organization.  Compensation for additional licensure may also be available.  Eligible candidates will have a review of credentials through the university.  To apply, send a letter of application, resume, names and contact information of three (3) references, Illinois Nurse License, and Advanced Practice Nurse Certification online:  https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .  Review of applications will begin Jan. 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.   

Please see job description below.

Function of Job

In collaboration with the medical director, collaborating physician and staff psychiatrist, provide advanced health and psychiatric assessment, utilizing advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Obtain the mental health history and perform necessary physical examination and testing to determine the differential diagnosis and treatment plan for the management of psychiatric and mental health disorders, including the differential diagnosis and management of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms.
  2. Utilize independent and interdependent decision-making with direct accountability for clinical judgments.
  3.  Manage medication and employ psychotherapeutic interventions for patients with psychiatric and mental health disorders, utilizing evidence-based research.
  4. Develop and implement health policy as it relates to psychiatric and mental health care.
  5. Provide leadership in the practice of psychiatric mental healthcare.
  6. Promote and provide education to patients and the university community on psychiatric and mental health disorders.
  7. Participate in case management and consultation with others in the mental healthcare community including professionals from Health Service, Counseling Center, Office of Disability Services and outside healthcare personnel.
  8. Promote mental health and disease prevention.
  9. Understand pathophysiology as it relates to patients with psychiatric and mental health conditions.
  10. Work with medical director, collaborating physician and psychiatrist at Eastern Illinois University.
  11. Perform other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  1. Licensure as a Family or Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 


Extra Help (Part-Time As Needed)


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.