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Civil Service Position #CS14-59
December 19, 2013

Position Title
Office Manager

Hiring Unit
Biological Sciences

Job Description/Responsibilities
This position is for an Office Manager to oversee the general office operations of the Department of Biological Sciences. The activities of the Biological Sciences office are shared with and assisted by an Office Support Associate, and student workers.

Specific duties include:

  • Managing the general operation and organizational activities of the office of the Department of Biological Sciences, and prioritizing, coordinating and facilitating necessary actions.
  • Serving as liaison between the Chair, faculty, staff and students, university administrators, alumni and outside agencies in matters of policy and administration of departmental operations.
  • Serving as resource person and providing assistance to the Chair in matters of enrollment management, budget preparation, resource allocation, program assessment and assembling and providing information and reports.
  • Working with the Assistant Chair in preparation of course schedules.
  • Providing assistance to the Graduate Program Director in assigning and managing Teaching Assistantships.
  • The Office Manager may be assigned other related tasks in support of the mission and goals of the department.

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job

  1. Ability to anticipate needs, organize, prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines while under the pressure of constant interruptions.
  2. Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets, and the ability to learn various database software packages including Banner, Argos, WebNow, etc.
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Interpersonal skills necessary for constructive interaction with faculty, instructors, staff, students as well as agents in other offices on campus and the general public.
  5. Proven ability to exercise sound judgment while maintaining confidentiality in handling sensitive information.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. Twenty-four (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 (see Specialist duties here
  3. Ability to keyboard accurately at a rate of 40 net w.p.m.

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$2,470 per month 

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
     Office of Human Resources
     Campus Box 1040
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
January 6, 2014


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