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Civil Service

University staff positions are required to be employed in accordance with the rules of the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS), which include a comprehensive set of qualifications assessment, testing, and interviewing processes.  A wide variety of position classifications are utilized in this category. This includes, for example, food service positions, a variety of clerical positions, trades persons (electricians, police, carpenters and masons), and others.

  • Application and Applicable Information
  • Civil Service Classifications used statewide - under the Classification Plan section.
  • Coming Soon - Position Classification Review (Desk Audit)
  • Civil Service Salary Ranges
  • Civil Service Testing
  • Types of Job Opportunities
    • Continuous Testing
      • Applications are accepted on an open and continuous basis for many Civil Service classifications utilized at Northern Illinois University. Vacancies for these classifications may not be posted and/or advertised, therefore, only candidates who have successfully completed the appropriate examination and are active on the employment register may be considered when a vacancy in these classifications occurs. Applicants interested in discussing the continuous testing opportunities with an Employment Coordinator should submit the Employment Application to Human Resource Services. Upon receipt of a complete application, applicants will be contacted to set up an appointment with an Employment Coordinator. For additional information, contact the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000.
    • Job Registry
      • Vacancies for Office Support Associate, Office Support Specialist, Office Manager and Office Administrator classifications are posted separately on the Job Registry. Applicants who have successfully completed the examination and are active on the applicable employment register can review the list of vacancies. If interested in a job you must contact the Civil Service Testing Office. Once the deadline date has passed, the top three scoring applicants interested in the position will be eligible to interview for the position. Note: Vacancies are posted for 5 working days, it is recommended that eligible applicants check often if interested in office support employment opportunities.
    • Job Openings
      • Civil Service employment opportunities are posted on the Human Resource Services website. Other job opportunities, including Faculty, Supportive Professional Staff, Graduate Assistantships, Student Employment, and Extra Help positions, can also be found by expanding the search filter.

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