Chief Examiner/Proctor, High School Completion Program

Cedar Rapids, IA
Jan 14, 2021
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Institution Type
Community College

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, the Chief Examiner is responsible for overseeing the HiSET testing program. Chief Examiner is responsible for the overall quality of the testing program at their HiSET test centers. Their major responsibility is to uphold the integrity of the HiSET Program by effectively organizing and overseeing the test administration process including working with HiSET coordinators. This position will be some mornings and some evening hours on Mondays-Fridays. This position will be 20-28 hours a week based on testing volume and student support requirements.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Place material orders for paper-based test centers.
  • Sign the test center Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ETS.
  • Attend and participate in mandated training sessions as required by the state.
  • Verify eligibility of the test takers prior to testing.
  • Create and implement a written plan for receiving secure testing materials and training all HiSET test center personnel to follow the plan; the plan must include how to receive and store secure materials if the Chief Examiner or Test Administrator is not present when materials arrive.
  • Inventory and place all testing materials into secure storage within one business day of when the materials are received from ETS.
  • Develop a written, HiSET-specific emergency plan, and train all test center personnel to follow the plan.
  • Select, train and monitor Proctors.
  • Inventory and check the condition of all secure testing materials immediately upon receipt; prepare a written inventory at the beginning and end of each testing session and on a monthly basis when the tests are not in use.
  • Conduct investigations into test compromises and testing irregularities; follow ETS policies and procedures for reporting these irregularities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Be able and willing to represent the Kirkwood Community College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Possess the ability to develop and implement policies and procedures to serve a wide range of students with varying backgrounds, abilities and personalities effectively.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to use computer systems for word processing, e-mail communication, database management, and website enhancement.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


    Bachelor’s degree.


    Preferred experience in testing procedures. Prior experience in proctoring tests.


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected].

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