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EIU Department of Employment and Examinations

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 


Police Officer Testing


Eastern Illinois University in Charleston will be conducting testing for the University Police Officer classification.  Candidates must 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 no later than June 21, 2019 in order to be scheduled for the upcoming Police Officer Physical Fitness Testing.   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:  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.


Applications Programmer II

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of Applications Programmer II in the Department of Information Technology.  Responsibilities of this position will include systems analysis design and implementation under direction of the supervisor; write, test, and problem resolution of computer programs; program, user, and system documentation; and working with users to clarify program changes.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent AND have 90 semester hours, 15 of which are in a field related to computer science, information systems, data processing practices or operations, management sciences or a relate field OR any combination of education and experience totaling three years and consisting of no less than one year of experience in data processing programming and systems analyst work.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.   To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and transcripts online at  . Deadline for application is June 3, 2019.


Licensed Practical Nurse I

 Eastern Illinois University’s Health and Counseling Services—Medical Clinic 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, nebulizer treatments, wound treatments, dressings, and proper documentation in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).  Preference will be given to candidates with EMR experience.

This is a permanent, full-time, 10-month position which runs from August 1 through May 15 of every year.  Benefits include:  paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, and tuition waivers.  Rate of pay shall be commensurate with experience.

The qualified candidate’s application/credentials will be required to pass a Civil Service Review.  To apply, please submit application, transcripts, resume, and nursing license online at: .  Deadline for submission is May 31, 2019


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 $9.00 per hour.


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