Testing Technician

Los Altos Hills
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Testing Technician

Posting #: 16-137

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $3,938.71 (per month)

Close Date: 4/25/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Duration: Full-Time


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


The Testing Technician works in all aspects of the Assessment Center to provide services to students regarding placement testing. The technician will deliver placement testing services and support multiple measures activities on and off campus, including at high schools, the annual Open House, and other venues as needed. In addition to proctoring tests, the technician schedules students' testing appointments, answers questions about retesting, and assists students with registration questions. The Testing Technician also does data entry so that students get their placement test results in a timely manner. Most importantly, as one of the first people students meet when they register at De Anza College, the Testing Technician helps define students' perceptions about matriculation and the colleges commitment to equity and inclusion.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Coordinate registration dates, counselor's schedules, ESL faculty schedules and international student orientation dates to create quarterly testing schedules.
  2. Administer and proctor group-testing sessions; verify prerequisites, probationary or disqualified status as appropriate.
  3. Review guidelines, policies and instructions related to placement testing, registration and counseling with students prior to placement tests; distribute and assist students with testing admissions applications; schedule, administer and provide individualized results for tests in English writing, English reading or ESL courses to determine eligibility.
  4. Sort placement tests; review information for accuracy and completeness; correct forms as necessary; score placement tests utilizing a scanner; edit and correct scanned information as needed; resolve problems with forms rejected by the scanner.
  5. Provide technical information to students in person or on the telephone regarding test scores; assist students with registration status; generate a variety of reports utilized in the recruitment of various programs.
  6. Meet with division deans, department heads and program directors to develop and implement testing procedures and policies and resolve placement issues.
  7. Monitor the testing budget; monitor inventory and order supplies.
  8. Perform various data entry duties; resolve problems with registration, testing and student information system (SIS) data.
  9. Perform a variety of clerical duties in support of the Assessment Center; compose and distribute information to faculty and staff; maintain various files, records and reports; create flyers regarding placement testing and schedules and other related duties.
  10. Operate a computer, scanner and other related equipment.
  11. Prepare requisitions for supplies as needed.
  12. Train and provide work direction to student assistants as assigned.
  13. Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Placement testing and registration policies, procedures and regulations.
  2. Operation of a computer, scanner and related office equipment.
  3. Record-keeping techniques.
  4. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  5. Oral and written communication skills.
  6. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Schedule, administer and score a variety of assessment tests to students to assess basic skills.
  3. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  4. Operate a computer, scanner and other office equipment.
  5. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  6. Prepare and maintain records, files and reports.
  7. Meet schedules and time lines.
  8. Work independently with little direction.
  9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  10. Plan and organize work.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to college-level coursework AND two (2) years experience working with students in an educational setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in an assessment office.
  2. Experience working at a community college.
  3. Experience proctoring placement or standardized assessments.
  4. Experience working with confidential information, including testing materials and student information.



  1. Office environment.
  2. Physical Abilities:
  3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  4. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard.
  5. Vision to read various materials.
  6. Standing for extended periods of time.
  7. Walking.
  8. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  9. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  10. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html


Position: Full-Time, Categorical Funded, 12 months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Starting Salary: $3,938.71 (per month); plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-41

Full Salary Range: $3,938.71 - $5,263.92 (per month)

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217

Email: employment@fhda.edu


To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/


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