Test Administrator
Department of the Army - Madison, WI

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
As a Test Administrator, you will administer tests to high school students and individuals wishing to enter the military.

This position will cover Madison, Wisconsin.

This position does not provide guaranteed work hours each week, and work will be assigned on an intermittent "as needed basis".

This position will NOT lead to a full-time position.

Intermittent employees are not eligible for benefits.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Travel is required to various testing sites.

Personally owned vehicles are required to be used.

Travel reimbursement is authorized.

Who May Apply: US Citizens


Personnel security investigation required.

The business travel requirement is 50 percent.

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized.

The duties of this position include:
  • Administer written and computerized tests in the local commuting area (up to a 100 miles radius when necessary)
  • Use personal vehicle to transport test materials
  • Maintain security and inventory of test materials
  • Review applicant test admission forms
General experience: To qualify at the GS-04 grade level, applicants must possess one year of g eneral experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Test Administrator. Examples of qualifying general experience include reading instructions, greeting visitors and filing.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Test Administration
  • Knowledge of Security Guidelines
  • Ability to Communicate Orally

Education: To qualify at the GS-04 using education, you must have completed two (2) full academic years of undergraduate level education beyond high school which equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. If you answered "Yes" to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application package.


Combination of Experience and Education: Must have a combination of undergraduate education and experience as described above. If you answered "Yes" to this question, you must submit transcripts with your application package.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

If using education to qualify, such education must be related to the position and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

Moving expenses will NOT be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

A personnel security investigation is required.

Security Information. Because the positions are subject to working with minors, it is a Public Trust position, requiring Criminal History Repository checks for each state where the selectees have resided for the past five years prior to appointment to the Testing Administrator position.

One year probationary period may be required.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.

Must reside within the local commuting area or travel to the commuting area at own expense.

Early morning travel and extended periods of standing, walking, and sitting is required.

Some work may be performed from your residence prior to arriving at the test site.

Must be able to carry 1 to 5 cases of test materials each weighing an average of 10 to 35 pounds to and from examination locations.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
Other Requirements:
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• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• This is a Career Program Position (CP 51 ).

• Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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