Testing Assistant

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Classification:Temporary Clerical Casual
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

Kenai Peninsula College invites qualified applicants to apply for its Kenai River Campus Testing Assistant position. Located in the KRC Learning Center, this position is responsible for receiving, inventorying, administering, and returning highly sensitive test materials and confidential test results. Federal, state, and national test programs require absolute security. This is a 16 hour per week position and may include working evenings, as needed. This is a 16 hour per week position, $16.15 per hour, and may include working evenings, as needed. The position runs through the academic year and possibly will start up again in August/September for the next academic year.


Schedule, administer, troubleshoot and maintain security on written and computer tests. Assist with daytime and evening proctoring. Work with testing services to assure accuracy of test results. Assure testing accommodations as needed, maintaining secure and comfortable testing conditions, and delineating emergency evacuation plan. Provide testing information and assistance regarding programs, registration, cost, test preparation materials, and all logistical aspects of national and local tests for educational and professional development. Allay test anxiety in new and continuing students for student success. Set up and maintain filing system to comply with College, UAA, and national program standards. Record and retrieve test results. Maintain testing resource materials and supplies. Assist with training and supervision of alternate examiners/proctors as needed. Participate in ongoing and intermittent training and workshops. Learn and utilize new test software.Essential

Typical Education or Training:
High school diploma or equivalent education.
Associates Degree preferred

Required Experience:
Substantial experience delivering standardized testing. Experience with internet based testing sites, such as ETS and VUE.
Experience in assessment and testing of adult learners. Ability to work with diverse populations. Experience in working with secure internet browser. Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Excellent communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
Public speaking ability, and telephone etiquette.
Ability to interpret, apply and explain test standards.
General knowledge of test standards, including federal, state, and national testing companies' procedures, policies, and compliance issues.
Comfortable working with computers.
Anxiety management skills.
Computerized testing network administration skills.
Ability to write reports, use spreadsheets, analyze data and provide recommendations to administrators and faculty for efficient and effective use of testing.
Knowledge of current hardware and software is required in order to maintain credentials necessary to keep testing center certified as an official testing site.
Ability to work day and evenings as needed.
Knowledge of test security, administration and standards.
Office experience with filing, scheduling, phone support, Microsoft Outlook, Access and Publisher.


Please submit the following documents: 
Cover letter 
References: Names, titles, email address, phone number (letters are not required) 


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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