Testing Specialist-Categorically Funded (One or More Positions)

Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
$3,831 monthly
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Irvine Valley College


Testing Center Specialist

Pay Range: 121- Starting at $3,831 monthly


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment

coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

Under general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff, performs a variety of specialized duties involved in organizing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating the programs, services, operations, activities, staff, and facilities of a community college Testing Center; participate in preparing and administering annual program budgets; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable State and federal regulations; coordinate activities with other divisions and department; select, hire, train, schedule, and oversee the work of assigned staff; and provide responsible administrative support to the Dean of Business Sciences, Online and Extended Education.



Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of test proctoring services.

• Specialized functions, activities, and operations of area of assignment.

• Rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions related to area of assignment.

• Techniques to facilitate effective interaction with people on an individual or group basis.

• Data collection and basic research principles and practices

• Basic mathematical and statistical principles.

• Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing and report preparation.

• Record keeping methods and procedures.

• Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.

• Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Work organization principles and practices.

• Principles and techniques used in public relations.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

• Principles and practices of providing training, work direction, and guidance to lower-level staff and student workers.

• English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


Ability to:

• Learn District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.

• Plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of a comprehensive Testing Center.

• Develop, implement, and evaluate the delivery of test proctoring services to students and the public.

• Provide exceptional customer service and public relations with the community, instructors, and students.

• Apply excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

• Select, train, and provide lead direction to assigned personnel.

• Plan and organize test proctoring services to meet schedules and changing timelines.

• Maintain the security of confidential materials and an environment that facilitates secure testing.

• Effectively coordinate the activities of multiple areas and demonstrate a superior service orientation.

• Work effectively with others to achieve common goals.

• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.

• Compile and analyze data related to Testing Center activities prepare related reports.

• Monitor budgets for assigned program areas.

• Implement and maintain filing and record-keeping systems.

• Independently compose and prepare correspondence and memoranda.

• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Work independently and effectively in the absence of supervision

• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to two years of college level course work in education, counseling, or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is desirable.



Two years of increasingly responsible administrative and/or programmatic experience that demonstrates an ability to proctor tests and provide administrative support.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required to drive a District or personal vehicle to attend meetings or perform other related duties as assigned.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.