Assessment Services is committed to accurate and unbiased course placement designed to enhance student success and retention for our diverse student population. Of particular focus is Assessment Services dedication to support the colleges mission of access, success, and retention. The function of Assessment Services is to provide placement testing to students planning to enroll in Math, Chemistry, English, and English as a Second Language courses. The Department also provides GED testing services and proctors examinations for students who take distance education courses at other institutions. The staff consists of the Dean of Student Success and Retention, an Administrative Assistant, two Testing Specialists and a Testing Technician, and several short-term and student workers. The Department processed over 16,000 placement tests in 2011/12 academic year.
Under general supervision, plan, organize and perform a variety of assessment and clerical duties involved with the administration, scoring, and recording of diagnostic and placement tests used by the District; provide General Educational Development (GED) test; proctor distance learning exams; provide testing information and preparation materials; advise and refer new and returning students for assessments; serve as a liaison to appropriate college departments, community organizations and area high schools; and perform related work as required.
Required Abilities and Knowledge: Ability to plan and organize activities related to test administration; explain test requirements concisely and clearly; manage and direct large groups of people; give, follow, and understand oral and written directions; interpret statistical data; keep records and prepare reports; operate a personal computer and enter data into computer database; maintain cooperative working relationships and a confidential work environment; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. Knowledge of policies and procedures of various testing agencies and understanding of testing guidelines; statistical measures used in aptitude and achievement tests; techniques of supervision and training; modern office procedures and practices; various office equipment including personal computers; software programs including word processing and spreadsheet tools; letter and report writing; proper English usage, vocabulary, spelling and grammar.
Required Education/Experience: Significant community college coursework AND experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting results for a wide variety of tests; OR the equivalent. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.
This classification requires the use of a personal or District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid (Class C) California driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
The Testing Technician administers a variety of tests used by the District such as placement tests for English, Mathematics, English as a Second Language, and Chemistry; administers GED test; assists in the development of testing schedules and procedural changes for testing; ensures integrity of testing environment and materials; scores tests and coordinates distribution of results to students, College departments, high schools, and community organizations; explains and clarifies technical and procedural assessment information to faculty/counselors, staff, students, and the public; and serves as a resource person for assessment issues.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules and administers college placement tests, diagnostic tests and distance learning exams to students at various College locations; maintains order during administration of tests, and ensures security of testing materials; complies with state and national standards to ensure the security and validity of testing materials; registers examinees for tests; prepares test materials and mails informational packets to examinees; scores and enters results of tests into computer database; maintains computer and written records of test use and scores with confidentiality; assists in development and implementation of Assessment Services goals; identifies areas for improvement to ensure compliance of program goals, regulations and integrity; completes required reports for District and testing agencies in accordance with policies and procedures; submits required forms to obtain authorization to use campus as a test location for local and specialized examinations; performs outreach services to students at local high schools and other off-campus locations; attends meetings, conferences, and workshops with regard to Assessment Services; proctors GED exams; oversees distribution of test scores for District, high schools, and students; serves as resource for assessment information to students, faculty, college departments, area high schools and the community regarding program information; orders and maintains sufficient inventory of testing materials; performs administrative and clerical duties as required; may supervise and train student and short-term non-continuing (STNC) employees.
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline: A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
- Associate's degree
- Experience in an educational setting
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
Copy of current (dated within the past 6 months) DMV printout verifying a good driving record.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
- Salary Range (pro-rated salary at 50%): $1,586 - $1,930 per month 2012/13 Classified Salary Schedule); salary reflects a 5% reduction for the 12/13 year with an equivalent amount of time off); maximum initial placement at $1,750 (placement within this range based on experience as documented in application materials.) Candidate selected will also be entitled to a 5% bilingual stipend if applicable, and may also be entitled to a 5% shift differential for evening and Saturday shifts.
- Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).
- Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)