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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.

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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 581-3911 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.   

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Status (Full-Time and Part-Time) Civil Service Job Listings

 

Status (Full-Time) Civil Service Job Listings 

 

Program Assistant:  Assistant to the Dean of the College of Education

The College of Education at Eastern Illinois University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant to the Dean.  This position will be responsible for matters relating to student academic programs.  Duties will include:

    • Coordinate and supervise the certification for graduation process for undergraduate majors in the college.
    • Enter and maintain online degree requirements for the computerized audit system.
    • Monitor curriculum changes and requirements.
    • Make recommendations to the Dean about granting academic waivers.
    • Advise students, academic advisors, and department chairs on matters related to graduation.
    • Maintain data on degrees and majors in the college.
    • Serve as ex officio member of the College of Education Curriculum Committee.
    • Maintain confidential student records.
    • Coordinate the post-baccalaureate teacher certification process.
    • Assist with course and room scheduling.
    • Supervise staff and student workers assigned.
    • Perform other such responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the College of Education.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, in any field, and one year of experience in advising or other position monitoring student academic progress using a computerized course management/degree audit system. 

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  The register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

To apply, please submit application, resume/vita, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at:

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

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Office Manager

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Office Manager.  This position will offer office support for the Department of Philosophy and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.  This is a split position. The Office Manager will be working equally in both departments. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

    • Act as first contact for walk-ins and phone calls.
    • Supervise student employees for the Tutoring Center in the Dept. of World Languages & Cultures.
    • Manage departmental budgets and expenditures.
    • Schedule courses in Banner and schedule classrooms in Astra.

Qualified candidates must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have 24 months of clerical/office support work experience comparable to that performed at the Office Support Specialist level of this series or in other positions of comparable responsibility. 

Qualified candidate will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php  . Applications must be submitted by October 13, 2021 to ensure consideration.  

 

Collection Specialist

Eastern’s Student Accounts/Bursar Area is looking for a full-time Collection Specialist. Responsibilities include: pursuing collection efforts on delinquent student accounts, Federal Perkins loans and institutional loans; assisting current students and their families with questions or issues related to their accounts; and establishing payment arrangements for current students.  The ability to communicate accurately and concisely both verbally and in writing, a willingness to learn, and excellent customer service skills are a must for this position.

Requirements for this position are:

  1. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling one (1) year (12 months), from the categories below:
    1. Collection, consumer credit, or business experience that required knowledge of collection methods and procedures.
    2. College course work that included courses in finance, accounting, business administration, business management, or a closely related field.
      • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12months)
      • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree equals two (2) years (24 months)
      • 90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)
      • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals four (4) years (48 months)
  1. One (1) year (12 months) of collection experience comparable to the Collection Representative level or in other positions of comparable responsibility.

Candidates will also be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume, transcripts, and references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

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. 

Qualified 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, three business references, and transcripts online at: https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Accounting Clerk

Eastern Illinois University is seeking a full-time Accounting Clerk for the Office of University Development.  This position will provide general clerical support for the department.  This would include:

  • Assisting with the processing of gift acknowledgements and receipts.
  • Maintaining donor records.
  • Maintain system for recording and documenting endowments and donor agreements.
  • Assist with the recording of donor pledges.
  • Provide general office and research assistance.

The qualified candidate must have one or a combination of the following types of preparation:

  1. 18 months of work experience performing general clerical work
  2. 18 semester hours of college course work in office occupations, business administration, business education or closely related field.
  3. 9 months of vocational training that provided a knowledge of generally accepted bookkeeping procedures
  4. 30 semester hours of college course work in any curriculum.
  5. 3 semester hours of college course work in accounting.

Candidates will also 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 .  Applications should be submitted by September 24, 2021 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:

  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)

     2.  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 October 8, 2021.

 

 

Program Coordinator / Instructional Support Specialist

Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Program Coordinator - Instructional Support Specialist.  The 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. 

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.
  2. Assist in incorporating a wide range of teaching technologies into face-to-face, hybrid, and online classes. 
  3. Provide faculty with instructional technology support for D2L Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Zoom, Techsmith Knowmia, Turnitin, Respondus, and other systems managed by ITS.
  4. Develop written and video training materials for EIU specific technologies (MyEIU, PAWS, Library Resources, etc.)
  5. Collaborate with Center for Student Innovation (CSI) and Booth Library on instructional technology initiatives.
  6. Supervise and coordinate student employment and graduate assistants.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, IT Management, Education, Training or a closely related
  2. Experience from the following:
    • 1 years’ experience with Learning management system.
    • 1 years’ experience teaching and or training

(A Master’s degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one year of work experience.)

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 Program Coordinator - Instructionsal Support 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 October 4, 2021, to ensure consideration for this position.

 

Food Service Area Supervisor

Eastern Illinois University’s Panther Dining is seeking a Food Service Area Supervisor in the Food Court.   Minimum qualifications include:   Three (3) years of food service experience. (High school education may be substituted for food service experience on the basis of two years of education being equal to one year of food service experience.)

Due to the nature of our business, the employee should expect to work nights and weekends.  The pay rate is $16.00 to $17.00/hour with $.75 second shift Premium when working nights.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Be responsible for opening and/or closing facility
  • Supervise 10 full time staff members and approx. 60 student workers
  • Promote good customer relations
  • Supervise operations of an area of the Food Court
  • Supervise and assist in preparation and service of food
  • Supervise and assist in routine maintenance and cleaning
  • Maintain necessary records
  • Assist with the training of employees
  • Promote good safety and sanitation procedures
  • Assist with development and practice of security regulations

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  To apply, you may submit a completed application and resume online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php  .  Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2021 to ensure consideration.  

 

Shuttle Driver –Part-Time Position

Eastern Illinois University is seeking service-oriented, student-centered individuals to fill a part-time 50% positions 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. 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 physical and drug test and will be subject to random drug testing throughout employment. Base pay is $12.25/hour.

The qualified candidate will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Please submit application and resume online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php  .  Applications should be received by September 22, 2021 to ensure consideration.

 

STAFF NURSE II - RN

Eastern Illinois University’s Health and Counseling Services – Medical Clinic is seeking candidates for the position of Staff Nurse II.  Responsibilities center around student-oriented health issues such as: 1) giving immunizations, allergy injections, 2) triaging walk-ins and evaluating need for treatment, 3) assisting providers with minor surgical procedures – wound care, fitting of medical equipment, 4) screening triage calls coming into clinic for level of care needed, 5) preparing students for examination by provider, and/or 6) giving instruction on healthy living in a college setting.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement program options, and tuition waivers. 

Candidates must possess valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois and have one year of nursing experience, preferably in a college-oriented medical clinic. 

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 application, resume, license, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Review of applications will begin September 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Administrative Aide

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Administrative Aide in the Vice President of Business Affairs Office.

This position will assist the Vice President in matters related to the VPBA area.  The Administrative Aide will handle campus insurance issues such as obtaining appropriate liability insurance for events held on campus, ensuring that campus vehicles are insured and in compliance with university policies, request certificates of insurance, and assist with claims processing and reporting.  This person is responsible for the VP’s schedule and interacts with multiple campus departments.

Qualified candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  1. High school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Any one or combination totaling five (5) years (60 months) from the following categories:
  3. College course work in business, finance, accounting or a related field: 
  • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one (1) year (12 months)
  • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
  • 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s degree equals three (3) years (36 months)
  • Master’s degree or higher equals four (4) years (48 months)
  1. Progressively more responsible general or specialized office experience which included aspects of supervising staff or a job function, organizing, performing duties that lead to knowledge of general accepted office principles.

 Due to the nature of this position, demonstrated experience with policies and procedures related to risk management and liability including automotive insurance policies, guidelines and claim processing is required.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of application materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam.

To apply, please submit a completed application, resume, references, and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

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 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 application, transcripts, resume, and nursing license online at: https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .  Deadline for submission is September 13, 2021.

 

Payroll Specialist I - 2 Positions

The Payroll Office at Eastern Illinois University is seeking a highly organized person to fill an entry level payroll position. This is a fast-paced office that processes payroll for a staff and student population of approximately 3,500.

Qualified candidates for the Payroll Specialist I position must be an Illinois resident and must have at least one year of Payroll experience OR one year of vocational training in a related business curriculum OR 12 semester hours in a related business curriculum OR 30 semester hours of college course work in any field OR any combination of the above totaling one year.  Preferred candidates should be analytical, able to work efficiently while meeting deadlines, and have good communication skills.  They should also be able to maintain confidentiality, be a team player, and be very customer service oriented.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  To apply, please submit a completed application, resume and transcripts online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Graduate Placement Officer - 10 Month Position

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Graduate Placement Officer in the Office of Career Services.  This position serves as a primary resource, mentor, and counselor for students regarding their educational development, career planning, and personal growth.

  • Assisting students with career exploration/college major decisions.
  • Assist students with career/major options utilizing career assessments.
  • Develop programs/workshops regarding internships, pre-professional development, and career development.
  • Develop student recruitment activities and provide information at campus open houses.
  • Provide information on student work programs and local job opportunities.
  • Assist with job fairs and special events.

Qualified candidates must have:   four years of placement experience that included the consulting and placing of college or university graduates into different job categories or a Bachelor’s Degree or 120 semester hours and one year of placement experience that included the consulting and placing of college or university graduates into different job categories.    A Master’s degree is preferred.

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

To apply, you may submit an application, resume, transcripts, and three business references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php .   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Program Assistant – OIAE Education Specialist

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Program Assistant – OIAE Education Specialist in Minority Affairs.  This position will provide support to the Director and other senior staff.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide program knowledge to students
  • Interview and assess needs of students enrolled or referred to the program
  • Represent OISE at Open House, Summer Orientation, campus conferences and other events
  • Compile and analyze data; evaluate and summarize findings
  • Represent the department on various committees/teams
  • Coordinate the logistics and activities for specific programs

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Sciences or a related field, Master’s degree preferred. Experience working with First-Year, First-Generation, and ethnic minority students is also 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.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this Program Assistant – OIAE Education Specialist register.

To apply, please submit an application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at https://www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.    Applications should be received by August 27, 2021 to ensure consideration for this position.  If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Donna Noffke at dmnoffke@eiu.edu.

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Medical Technologist I – 50% Position

Eastern Illinois University’s Health and Counseling Services is seeking qualified candidates for a half time (50%) Medical Technologist I position.  Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, have graduated from an accredited program for Medical Laboratory Scientists and be board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or equivalent agency.

Responsibilities include:  Specimen collection and processing, moderately complex testing (both qualitative and quantitative), and proper documentation in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).  Preference will be given to candidates with EMR experience.

This is a part-time, 9.5-month position.  Qualified candidates must be an Illinois resident. The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants. Salary range is $17.57 to $27.00 per hour.

To apply, please submit application, transcripts, and certification online at www.eiu.edu/humanres/application/login.php.  Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2021 to ensure consideration.  Anticipated start date is August 1, 2021.

Extra Help (Part-Time As Needed) Job Listings  

 

Extra Help Assistant Grounds Worker

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for two Extra Help Assistant Grounds Worker in the Department of Facilities Planning and Management/Grounds.  These positions will be assisting the Grounds staff in maintaining the campus grounds.  The hours are 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Mon – Thurs and 6:30 am to 12:00 pm Fri.  These are temporary positions that will continue as needed.

To apply, please submit a completed application and resume online at www.eiu.edu/~humanres/application/login.php.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.

 

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 $11/hour.  The positions offer part-time hours and are non-benefited positions. 

To apply, you may submit a completed application, resume, and references online at 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 at 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 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 $11.00 per hour.

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