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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.

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

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Library Specialist

Eastern Illinois University is seeking a candidate for a full-time Library Specialist position in Booth Library.  This position will work at the Circulation Desk.  The general function of this position is to provide superior public service at the Circulation Desk to all library patrons and to ensure the library materials are maintained in an accurate order and in good condition.  This position is responsible for billing for overdue or damaged materials.

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 Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 4:30pm; Fri – Sat 8:30am – 5pm.

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 9/28/17. 


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 October 12, 2017 in order to be scheduled for the upcoming Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing on Friday, October 13, 2017.   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 217-581-3911 for more information including any required documentation and to ensure you have a reserved place for the next Physical Fitness Testing in October. 


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.