Testing

Civil Service employment at the University of Illinois Springfield is governed by the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS). An applicant for permanent Civil Service employment must compete successfully in the appropriate SUCSS examination. Examinations are open to citizens or residents of Illinois who qualify for the position. Extra Help applicants are not required to test; however, a completed employment application is required.

New Applicants:

  • Log into the employment website, Select Create Account.
  • Complete the Create Account information and select a user name and password that you will remember.  Click Save. You will be directed to your Profile Page.
  • Click on the Job Board tab and select the position of interest.
  • Scroll down and select Apply for Position. This will generate the pre-approval process. Return to your Profile Page.
  • Scroll down and look for CS Pre-Approval Form. Click Start, complete the required information, and then Submit.
  • You will receive an approval via email in 1 to 3 business days. Once received you may log back into the application website. Go to the profile page and login.
  • Scroll down and complete the CS Employment Application, EEO Form, and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability by selecting the action Make sure to complete all 8 steps of the CS Employment Application and REVIEW/SUBMIT on step 8 to save your information and submit it to us.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to supply detailed information that clearly and accurately represents his/her qualifications on the application. Failure to do so may result in an applicant being determined not qualified and thus denied for a test.
  • You will be notified by email within approximately 2-3 weeks after the transcript deadline has passed of your scheduled exam date or denial once your application has been reviewed by Human Resources staff.

 

Returning Applicants:

  • Login Using Your Current User Name and Password.  Please Do Not create a new account.  Contact Human Resources if you forgot your current user name and password to receive a reminder.
  • If you have NOT applied for a position since March 1st 2019, you will have to submit another CS Pre-Approval form due to a system update with your existing account. To do so, click on the Job Board tab and select the position of interest.
  • Scroll down and select Apply for Position. This will generate the pre-approval process. Return to your Profile Page. Scroll down and look for CS Pre-Approval Form (under Documents to Complete) under the position of interest. Click Start, complete the required information, and then Submit. You will receive an approval via email in 1 to 3 business days. Once received, you may log back into the application website. After logging in, complete the application for the position by selecting the action Start under the title of the position of interest.
  • If you have applied for positions after March 1st 2019, login to your account and select the Job Board
  • Select the position of interest and scroll down to the bottom of the Job Details page and select Apply for Position.
  • This will prompt the application to drop into your profile page, where you may Start your application forms.
  • Remember that it is the applicant’s responsibility to supply detailed information that clearly and accurately represents his/her qualifications on the application. Failure to do so may result in an applicant being determined not qualified and thus denied for a test.
  • You will be notified by email within approximately 2-3 weeks after the transcript deadline has passed of your scheduled exam date or denial once your application has been reviewed by Human Resources staff.

Individuals interested in Civil Service employment must be residents of the State of Illinois.

Out-of-State Applicants click here for more information.


More About Civil Service at UIS:

Civil Service employees support many activities at UIS with jobs in clerical, crafts and trades, managerial, paraprofessional, professional, service, and technical areas.  A few of the many Civil Service titles are:

  • Building Service Worker
  • Food Service Worker
  • Library Specialist
  • Office Support Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Child Development Associate

For a complete list of civil service classifications please visit the State University Civil Service System website.  On their website, you will also find the following helpful information:

  • Exam tips and study guides
  • Practice typing tests and practice exam questions
  • Minimum qualifications for each of the civil service classifications(included on the class specifications).