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Assessment Specialist
Los Altos Hills, CA
Posted Sep 18, 2013 by Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Category: Student Affairs and Services -

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Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Assessment Specialist

Announcement #:
14-025
Campus: Foothill College
Required Documents: Resume
Number of Working Months: 12 Months
Salary: $4,099.04
Close Date: 10/4/13
Employment Duration: Full-Time

Description
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position of Assessment Specialist, Foothill College.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, schedule, administer and score a variety of assessment tests to students to assess basic skills in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), mathematics, chemistry or other test as assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Maintain the day-to-day operation of the Assessment Office.

2. Coordinate registration dates, counselor’s schedules, ESL faculty schedules and international student orientation dates to create quarterly testing schedules.

3. Administer and proctor group-testing sessions; verify prerequisites, probationary or disqualified status as appropriate.

4. Develop and update Assessment Office policy, manuals and directives according to District, federal or state guidelines.

5. Implement Assessment Office plans and objectives.

6. Support delivery of assessment services and assure that guidelines are followed.

7. Develop assessment materials used in marketing, catalogs and brochures.

8. Provide work direction to staff and students assigned to the Assessment Office.

9. Conduct regular meetings to communicate, review and revise Assessment Office guidelines.

10. Maintain currency on assessment issues through participation in activities of related state and local organizations.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. Meet with division deans, department heads and program directors to develop and implement testing procedures and policies and resolve placement issues.

15. Access the SIS to extract specific student, class and course information for analysis and reporting.

16. Monitor the testing budget.

17. Assist in the development and design of surveys.

18. Prepare various statistical reports for College administrators, managers, departments and divisions; generate District matriculation statistical reports related to matriculation and assessment.

19. Order supplies, monitor inventory and prepare requisitions for supplies as needed.

20. Perform related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
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 timelines.

8. Work independently with little direction.

9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

10. Plan and organize work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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: Associate’s degree with a course in college-level mathematics and two (2) years experience in a job that requires good interpersonal and computing skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Environment:
1. Office environment.

Physical Abilities:
1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone as well as making presentations.

2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.

3. Seeing to read various materials.

4. Standing for extended periods of time.

5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

6. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

7. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 30 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:
1. A District application.
*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.
2. A cover letter addressing the preferred 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 materials.

Application materials not required for this position (including reference letters) will not be accepted.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary: $4,099.04 monthly rate plus benefits; level C1-46
Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12 months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

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.

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
Email: employment@fhda.edu
http://www.fhda.edu

To view full job description or to apply, visit: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH17/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FHDA&cws=1&rid=765




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