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How to Apply

Applications for all positions are available in person at EIU’s Human Resources Office or you may submit an application online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php. 

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

EIU Civil Service Classifications 


Eligible candidates will be scheduled to take a civil service examination. At EIU, there is open and continuous testing which means that candidates may test for a classification even if a position is not yet vacant and your scores will be kept on file. The highest scoring candidates interested in a vacant position will be eligible for an interview.

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

Temporary Extra - Help Job Listings

Status (Full-Time) Civil Service Job Listings 

Collection Specialist 

Eastern’s Student Accounts/Bursar Area is looking for a full-time Collection Specialist. Responsibilities include: pursuing collection efforts on delinquent student accounts, Federal Perkins loans and institutional loans; assisting current students and their families with questions or issues related to their accounts; and establishing payment arrangements for current students.  The ability to communicate accurately and concisely both verbally and in writing, a willingness to learn, and excellent customer service skills are a must for this position. 

This position requires one (1) year of collection, consumer credit or business experience that required a knowledge of collection methods and procedures OR college coursework that included courses in finance, accounting, business administration, business management, or a closely-related field OR a combination of the above equaling one (1) year AND one (1) year of collection experience comparable to the Collection Representative level or in other positions of comparable responsibility.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, and tuition waivers.                                     

Candidates will also be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  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 January 25, 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.


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