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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  


Safety/Environmental Compliance Specialist

Eastern Illinois University Office of Environmental Health and Safety is seeking applications for the position of Safety/Environmental Compliance Specialist.  This position will report to the Vice President of Business Affairs. The selected candidate will assist in the development, implementation and coordination of all required environmental and occupational safety and health programs and policies to ensure compliance with EPA and OSHA in an educational environment; provide training to  departments in matters related to occupational health and worker safety issues and conduct audits/surveys for exposures, work area ergonomics and general health and safety topics; conduct inspections of campus facilities and grounds for safety compliance; manage hazardous waste storage and disposal; and assist as a liaison with city, state, and federal agencies involved in emergency management activities.

 Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

The qualified candidate must have: a Bachelor’s Degree in the field health and safety, environmental engineering, environmental health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, or a closely related field AND one (1) year of work experience in a safety or compliance related field.  College transcripts are required.

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

 To apply, please submit an application, resume, references, and transcripts online at:   Deadline for application is December 2, 2019.


Assistant Payroll Manager

The Payroll Office at Eastern Illinois University is seeking a highly organized person to fill the position of Assistant Payroll Manager. This is a fast-paced office that processes monthly and bi-weekly payrolls for faculty, staff, and students. This position will supervise the Payroll Staff and manage the workload to ensure accurate and timely processing;  research discrepancies and/or customer issues; and stay informed on new legislation that impacts payroll, implementing changes as needed.  Preferred candidates should be analytical, able to work efficiently, and have good communication skills. 

Qulified candidates for the Assistant Payroll Manager position must have the following:  Possession of credential requirements listed for the Payroll Specialist III AND two years of work experience performing duties comparable to those listed in the Payroll Specialist III (Level IV) OR a Bachelor’s degree in a business related curriculum OR any combination of training and experience totaling three years.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, please submit a completed application, resume and transcripts online at:    Review of applications will begin November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Admissions/Records Specialist I

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Admissions/Records Specialist I in the Office of the Registrar. The Admissions/Records Specialist I works under direction of the Registrar.  This position provides specialized assistance in student admissions and academic record management.  Employees at this level represent the University to new students and offices across campus and must provide a high level of customer service. 

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent AND have 24 months of responsible records management experience involving public contact (customer service or public relations) OR 60 semester hours of college coursework with at least 12 semester hours in Business, Communication, Education or Social Science fields, or a combination of the above experience and coursework. 

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 November 25, 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 $9.50 per hour.


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