How to apply

EXT-Office Support Assistant

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-OS ASSISTANT - GALVA (HENRY/STARK).


Deadline to Apply: June 28, 2018

Class  Department
% Time 
(# of months)
Work Hours
EXT-Office Support Assistant
(Units 7 & 10 Cluster)
Galva, IL 
(Henry/Stark County - Unit 7)
(12 Months)
To be determined

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Position Information:
The University of Illinois Extension office in Galva (Henry/ Stark County) seeks an Office Support Assistant to support 4-H program. This position works under the general supervision of the County Director to organize, coordinate, and perform a variety of clerical, receptionist, and secretarial duties requiring knowledge of general office and university procedures and methods, the ability to operate computer systems, such Microsoft Office and Quicken, and university based software packages. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Any one or combination totaling six (6) months from the following categories:

(a) Work experience performing simple, repetitive clerical/office support activities,
including use of computer systems.

(b) Vocational training that provided a knowledge of generally accepted clerical procedures.  

(c) College or university course work  in Office Occupations, Business Administration, Business Education, or closely related fields

12 semester hours = six (6) months

(d) College or university course work in any curriculum

24 semester hours = six (6) months

To view minimum qualifications for this classification:

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

Special Instructions:
An updated application and copies of transcripts must be submitted by the time you submit the exam request, which must be no later than June 28, 2018. These documents can be electronically attached to your online application through the "Documents" link on Part 2 of the application. Be sure to select "Transcript" as the document type. Transcripts may also be submitted in one of the following ways: hand deliver or mail to Staff Human Resources, 52 East Gregory Drive. Champaign, IL 61820; or fax to 217-244-7304. Please include volunteer information on your application 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-OS ASSISTANT - GALVA (HENRY/STARK) 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.

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: 05/31/18 - 06/15/18
Posting extended to: 06/28/18