How to apply

EXT-Community Worker

This vacancy is at an Extension Office. To be considered for this Extension position and location, you MUST submit an exam request for this position: EXT-COMM WRKR- SPARTA (RANDOLPH).


Deadline to Apply: December 13, 2017

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% Time 
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EXT-Community Worker (Units 22 & 26 Cluster)

Sparta, IL 
(Randolph County - Unit 26)
(12 Months)
Monday - Friday or To be determined

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Position Information:
The University of Illinois Extension office in Sparta (Randolph County) seeks a Community Worker. This civil service employee will support the implementation of the University of Illinois INEP initiated and directed by specific Multi- County Unit academic professional staff. The community worker will work with local residents (youth and adults) identified for INEP programming to provide basic nutrition, food, safety, physical activity, and food budgeting education for low-income individuals. The Community Worker is administratively responsible to the University of Illinois Extension Multi-County Unit Director. The community worker will work collaboratively and under supervision of the designated academic staff. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. one year of experience (paid or unpaid) in work related to the job to be performed

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Additional Information:
This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.  Bilingual skills are preferred for this position. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a written contingent offer.

Special Instructions:
An updated application must be submitted by the time you submit the exam request, which will be no later than December 13, 2017. Please remember to include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application.

To Apply:
Applicants and employees must submit an online Civil Service Application (Urbana) and Exam Request form for EXT-COMM WRKR- SPARTA (RANDOLPH) at jobs.illinois.eduIf an application was previously submitted, an update is still required. A request to create a civil service application will be processed within two (2) business days (Monday - Friday). Your logon information will be e-mailed to you. When you receive your logon information, you can complete your online Civil Service employment application and exam request form.

Exam Scoring Information:
In addition to the knowledge portion of this exam, the updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume, college transcripts, and/or staff development course listings, will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded by the time you submit your exam request. For this exam, please remember to include all relevant work experience typically including performing community or in-house services and functions as prescribed by a specific federal, state, or university/agency program.

If you have any questions, call us during regular office hours (8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday) at 217-333-2137.

We appreciate your interest in University employment.

Campus’ commitment to diversity and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Posted: 11/22/17- 11/28/17
Reposted: 12/06/17 - 12/13/17