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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 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                 


Office Support Specialist – Housing and Dining

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Office Support Specialist in Housing and Dining.  The Office Support Specialist position will provide support to the Residential Life staff by providing reports, records, and information in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.   This position will ensure that the appropriate paperwork is completed for student employees, assigns students to rooms and documents room changes, distributes mail, and responds to questions from students, parents, and staff.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have twelve (12) months of clerical/office support work experience comparable to that performed at the Office Support Associate level of this series and have any one or combination totaling twenty-four (24) months from the following categories: (a) work experience performing clerical/office activities, including use of computer systems; (b) college or university coursework in any curriculum – forty eight (48) semester hours = twenty-four (24) months; thirty six (36) semester hours = eighteen (18) months; twenty four (24) semester hours = twelve (12) months; and twelve (12) semester hours = six (6) months.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Starting salary is $13.00/hour.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume, and transcripts online at .   Applications must be submitted by July 16, 2020 to ensure consideration.


Financial Aid Representative

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Representative in the Office of Financial Aid.  This is a front-line position, assisting students and parents at the front desk and by telephone and email.  Primary duties include explaining the financial aid application procedure, eligibility, verification requirements, scholarship searches, loans, and other financial aid options.  Excellent attention to detail and customer service skills are desired. 

Qualified candidates must have any one or combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the categories below: 

        A.  College Course work in any field:

                     Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals one (1) year (12 months)

                     90-semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

                     Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three years (36 months)

        B.  Work experience performing office, business or sucomter service/relations activities. 

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Minimum starting salary is $11.081/hour.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume and transcripts online at .  Deadline for application is July 16, 2020.



Extra Help (Part-Time As Needed) Job Listings  


Food Service Workers

Eastern Illinois University is seeking experienced food service helpers for the University Food Court and 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  Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.   

Substitute Shuttle Drivers

Eastern Illinois University is seeking service-oriented, student-centered individuals to serve as a substitute driver for the Panther Shuttle Service.  Drivers are required to operate various vehicles depending on need.  Drivers typically drive a 20 passenger bus. The shuttle service runs from late August to early May on Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. (We are currently looking for a driver who has day time availability.)  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. 

Please submit application and resume online at  Review of applications begins immediately.

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 $10.00 per hour.


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