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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 eiu_employment@eiu.edu 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              

 

Accountant I

The Accounting Office at Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Accountant I position.  Responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting for University Advancement, maintaining accurate gift information, approve invoices for Accounts Payable and process utility payments.  Candidates should be self-starters; possess a positive attitude; have excellent customer service skills; and have excellent organizational abilities with attention to detail. 

Qualified candidates should have one or any combination of the following, totaling three (3) years:

  1. Work experience and/or training in Accounting or a closely related field
  2. College course work and/or training in Accounting or a closely related field including 12 semester hours in accounting.
  • Associate’s Degree (60 semester hours) equals 18 months
  • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
  • Bachelors’ Degree or higher (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, please submit an application, resume, three business references, and transcripts online at:   https://www.eiu.edu/humanres/application/login.php.   Deadline for application is January 22,  2021.

 

IT Manager/Administrative Coordinator

Instructional Support and Training Specialist 

Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Manager/Administrative Coordinator - Instructional Support and Training Specialist.  This position will be part of the Information Technology Services team and provide  faculty customer support with instructional technologies for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses with a focus on the College of Education.  The Support Specialist will also collaborate with EIU’s Faculty Development and Innovation Center to assist with the training needs of the campus community and help develop resources to train faculty, staff, and students.

Duties will include:

  1. Serve as subject matter expert in academic technologies to advise and assist faculty in finding the right technology to support their courses.
  1. Assist in incorporating a wide range of teaching technologies into face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes. 
  2. Provide faculty with instructional technology support for D2L Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Zoom, Techsmith Knowmia, Turnitin, Respondus, and other systems managed by ITS.
  1. Coordinate with FDIC, ISS, and ITS to determine future training needs for the campus community
  2. Develop written and video training materials for EIU specific technologies
    (MyEIU, PAWS, Library Resources, etc.)
  3. Collate training resources for supported university technologies
    (Office, Adobe, D2L Brightspace, etc.) and supplement training resources when necessary
  4. Collaborate with Center for Student Innovation (CSI) and Booth Library on instructional technology initiatives.
  5. Supervise and coordinate student employment and graduate assistants.

Required Qualifications: 

  1. Any combination totaling six years from the following categories:
  • Progressively more responsible work experience in an IT-related profession.
  • College course work with a concentration in Information Technology (IT), IT Management , or a closely related field where 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year; 90 semester hours equals two years; or 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals three years.
  1. Two years of total work experience in a supervisory or lead work capacity in an IT environment.
  2. Additional requirements:
  • 2 years’ experience with Learning management system.
  • 2 years’ experience teaching and or training
  • 2 years’ experience with multiple OS’s

The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Technical Associate – Instructional Support and Training Specialist register.

To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Applications should be received by January 22, 2021, to ensure consideration for this position.

 

IT Technical Associate – DBA Support

Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Technical Associate – DBA Support.  This position will be responsible for planning, analysis, coordination, support and maintenance of the ERP system Ellucian Banner and all components such as: Banner 9, ESM, DegreeWorks, Smartcall and ODS. The database administrator is at times also the primary point of contact between users, outside entities and support resources.

Duties will include: 

  • Plan, maintain and monitor all oracle databases used for the universities ERP application.
  • Develop backup plans and monitor RMAN backups daily. 
  • Troubleshoot database performance issues, tune databases or SQL processes as needed.
  • Coordinate efforts to follow best practices for Banner and Oracle environment (including maintaining version control over Oracle and Banner-specific software on database servers and applications servers).
  • Apply Banner and Oracle patches and upgrades and coordinate user testing.
  • Provide support to users for software application and job process issues.
  • DBA Group will serve as primary contact for Banner and Oracle operations, including off-hours to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems for Banner, Oracle, or critical job processes. 

Required Qualifications

Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:

  1. Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession.
  2. College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or closely related discipline where 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year and 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals two years.

An additional two years’ experience in an IT profession is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in Ellucian Banner ERP, Banner 9/XE Administration, DW, ESM, Application Navigator, Linux, weblogic, tomcat and Oracle RDBMS, SQL, RMAN, ODI, OEM.
  • Shell scripting and ability to automate repeatable Oracle and Linux tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group, multitask and prioritize tasks.                                       
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work with users for training and problem resolution.

The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this IT Technical Associate – DBA Support register.

To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Applications should be received by January 15, 2021, to ensure consideration for this position.

 

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: 

  1. College course work in any field.
  • Associate 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 (3) years (36 months) 

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

Qualified candidates will 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.  Deadline for application is January 4, 2021.

 

 

William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad

Study Abroad Advisor

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Study Abroad Advisor in the William V. Weber Program in Study Abroad. This advisor position manages the student advising and application processes administered by the Program, and works in coordination with, and reports to, the Assistant Dean for International Education. The coordinator interacts with a range of campus offices in advancing study abroad opportunities, including faculty-led program directors. The Advisor helps creates budgets for Study Abroad programs and evaluates all Study Abroad Programs.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in any course of study and one year of experience such as:

  • Study abroad (classroom study, research, intern or externships, and/or service learning or participation in Peace Corps or a similar program) in a foreign country. (Study abroad educational experience may be used in conjunction with the Bachelor’s degree requirement.)
  • Working in a higher education setting with study abroad, international internship programs or other closely related programs.

Preference will be given for candidates with experience in student advising, along with candidates who have excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

The Civil Service examination for this position is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than the submission of application materials is required from qualified applicants. 

Interested candidates should submit an application,  letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names, addresses and contact information of at least three references, with explanations of the candidate’s relationship to these references, at:  https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.   If selected for an on-campus interview an official transcript is required. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.   Priority will be given to applications received prior to January 4, 2021.  The preferred start date is March 1, 2021.  

Questions about the search may be directed to Andy Kabasele, search committee chair, at makabasele@eiu.edu .  For questions concerning the application process, please contact Donna Noffke at dmnoffke@eiu.edu.

   

Extra Help (Part-Time As Needed) Job Listings  

 

Textbook Rental Workers

Eastern Illinois University is seeking extra help employees for the Textbook Rental Service.  If you enjoy providing superior customer service to a diverse population, this is an excellent opportunity. Base pay is $10/hour.  The positions offer part-time hours and are non-benefited positions. 

To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and references online athttps://www.eiu.edu/humanres/application/login.php.  Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.   

 

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 athttps://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 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 https://www.eiu.edu/humanres/application/login.php.  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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