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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Licensed Practical Nurse I (LPN I)

Eastern Illinois University’s Health Service Department is seeking candidates for a Licensed Practical Nurse I position.   Qualified candidates must have graduated from an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses and have eligibility for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.

Responsibilities include:  collecting data and vitals to prepare patients for doctor visits, injections, neb treatments, wound treatments, dressings, and proper documentation in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).  Preference will be given to candidates with EMR experience.

This is a full-time, 10-month position.  Benefits include:  paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, and tuition waivers.  Rate of pay is from $17.00 to $18.00 an hour and shall be commensurate with experience.

The qualified candidate will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, please submit application, transcripts, and license online at . Applications must be submitted by July 31st to ensure consideration. 



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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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