Program Aide - Testing Services (2 Positions)

Aug 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Program Aide - Testing Services (2 Positions)

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Testing

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Salary starting at $19.60 per hour, plus a possible 2.5% shift differential based on the hours worked.

Working Hours: - Program Aide - Testing Services: One regular, full-time position, 32 hours per week, 12 months per year, on the San Elijo campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM. - Program Aide - Testing Services: One regular, part-time position, 18 hours per week, 12 months per year, on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Wednesday and Thursday 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The persons selected for these positions will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- There are two (2) positions to be hired through this job posting: one position is 32 hours/week, 12 months/year on the San Elijo campus; the other position is 18 hours/week, 12 months/year on the Oceanside campus. Which of these positions is your preference?

- If you answered "Interested in both positions", please list the positions in order of preference, with the first position being most desirable. If not applicable, enter "N/A."

The screening and interview committee will review application materials three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) Board of Trustees approval.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of the Coordinator, Testing Services, perform a variety of duties to support the Testing program; administer standardized group assessment tests and instructional tests; maintain appropriate security of test materials and results; follow prescribed test procedures and appropriate policies and regulations; provide information to students.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Administer a variety of assessment tests and instructional tests including adaptive tests for disabled students in accordance with established requirements. (E)

2. Provide instructions to students following established procedures; assist students by answering questions and providing information; maintain test security and integrity. (E)

3. Monitor students during test administration; monitor timing for individual tests; resolve or report test irregularities. (E)

4. Check in students for various tests; verify identification using established policies and procedures; maintain log of student visits. (E)

5. Make student appointments for the Academic Proctoring Center; record attendance; report student attendance and other information to instructors. (E)

6. Receive, store, and return test materials in a secure manner. (E)

7. Provide support to the department by assisting with reports and other projects as assigned.

8. Perform a variety of clerical and recordkeeping duties.

9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
- The 32 hour/week position receives a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). - The 18 hour/week position receives vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and enrollment in a retirement system.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. High school diploma, or the equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work; AND

2. One year of related work experience.
(NOTE: a "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.)

Desirable Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with Student Services and Instructional departments.

Licenses and Other Requirements: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.

Closing Date: 9-18-2017

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.