Testing Assistant

$2,667 - $3,067 monthly
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • 1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
  • Feb 28, 2020
Part time / Adjunct   Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Job no: 499348
Work type: Part-time
Location: El Centro - West Campus
Work Schedule: Varies (No more than 19.5 hours per week)

Working Title
Testing Assistant

Job Title Code

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$2,666.67 mo. - $3,066.67 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$15.38 per hour

Business Travel

Position Type

Position Summary
Provides administrative assistance and facilitation in the distribution of a range of group and individual standardized testing, both automated and manual, administered through a centralized testing center.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of policies and procedures, applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations related to testing and placement.  Maintains confidentiality of test materials and results.  Knowledge and understanding of computerized and manual standardized testing protocol, guidelines, procedures, and standards.  Ability to oversee test distribution, scoring and test control procedures.  Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others and embrace diversity, both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.  Ability to effectively use organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follows through.  The ability to make decisions and solves problems by proactively gathering the right data/information from the appropriate sources.  Skills in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and irate students from varying backgrounds in a stressful situation, requiring tact and diplomacy.
Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.  The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Minimum Knowledge and Experience
High school graduate or GED equivalency and one (1) year of work related experience. Must have valid driver’s license.  Ability to travel throughout Dallas County for off-site testing.  ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***


Preferred Skills / Additional Requirements:

It is preferred that the candidate be able to manage the Microsoft Suite and learn Estudias, Who's Next, Sharepoint and Colleague-the student tracking systems utilized by the Test Centers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Administers and monitors a variety of aptitude and academic placement tests following policies and procedures of DCCCD.  Follows established guidelines in working with students and faculty.  Provides general assistance including typing, answering phones, and processing incoming and outgoing mail.  Depending on the area of assignment, maintains a database for statistical reports.  Administers, scores and records test results within published guidelines of federal, national, state and local exams such as GED, SAT, TOEFL, TASP, and CLEP.  Maintains efficient operation of computers and related equipment in a testing lab; troubleshoots basic equipment/software problems and directs complex problems to the supervisor.  Maintains cooperative working relationships with employees, students, and faculty in a diverse multi-cultural environment.  Provides assistance in the coordination of Dual Credit and related testing at remote locations, which may include arranging the testing site, proctoring, scoring and providing statistical information.  Some positions will be responsible for the coordination and setup of Distance Education programs, professional association and certification exams. Performs computer analysis on test results to assist instructors in determining student comprehension of the test instrument.  Builds and maintains a database of available tests, computer form numbers, test results and statistical data. Retrieves and compiles statistical data for departmental reports as required and as assigned.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate information and ideas both verbally and in writing.  Knowledge and experience providing effective customer service.  Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

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Applications close: Central Daylight Time

Application Details

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