University of Central Oklahoma

Student Technical Assistant - Testing Services

Posted Date 5 months ago(9/13/2017 1:22 PM)
Job ID
Org Number
Testing Services
Vice President for Student Services
Job Type
Proposed Salary Range
$9.60 an hour
Targeted Job Start Date
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Employment is per semester; may continue for the spring and summer semesters as well
Regular Workdays/Hours
Flexible Schedule - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note:  Preference will be given to the student who has a bachelor's degree since some testing certification requires the proctor have a bachelor's degree.

College/Department Overview

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs exists to support and challenge students as they gain a complete university education, both in and out of the classroom. Our Staff is here to provide the services and experiences that support the success of our students at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Mission Statement
We challenge and empower students to transform themselves and their worlds. 

The Division of Student Affairs’ vision is that by 2018 we:
-Will graduate students who know they have been transformed through their UCO experiences and be able to articulate how they were transformed
-Will be acknowledged and valued for our integral role in transformative student learning and success
-Will discover, pursue, and be recognized for our relationships and engagement in the community as a Metropolitan University
-Will recruit, retain, and develop staff members who are contributing to their respective professional areas of expertise

Core Values
Placing students at the center of our daily work Equipping students for lifelong learning Embracing and respecting the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions Fostering a community of service and leadership Seeking growth and collaboration with partners within and beyond the university Seeking excellence through assessment and evaluation Developing our high quality and diverse professionals

Position Overview

Student will assist staff or faculty in supporting the classrooms, labs, or departments. Duties may include, setting up, picking up, and checking-in classroom items for classes. May be requested to set-up audio/visual equipment, PowerPoint presentations, and/or computers for staff, faculty or students.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Student Technical Assistant will assist the staff in the following supportive role of administers, and coordinates high stakes testing offered through paper/pencil or computer-based testing. Understands the role of secure assessment procedures in learning outcomes and academic program integrity. Coordinates, schedules, and administers national and state examinations. Demonstrate a warm and caring professional service oriented attitude toward customers who are under stress. 


Job Functions:

  • Supervises testing in a computer lab which involves knowledge of various types of computer/internet delivered exams as well as paper/pencil exams.

  • Administers tests under standardized conditions and supervises the testing rooms.

  • Trouble-shoots simple connectivity failures and electronic scanning error messages.

  • Creates spreadsheets and enters data for recordkeeping and documentation using Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Exel, and Access).

  • Routinely handles, controls, and secures sensitive documents.

  • Effectively communicates and works with the members of the public and university community.

  • Prepare correspondences, reports, letters, memorandums, schedule appointments and related material using word processing systems.

  • Greets, screens and directs students and visitors in an office where the volume of public contact is high.

  • General clerical duties such as answers multi-line telephones, provides information to inquiries, takes messages or directs calls, sorts and distributes incoming mail and testing shipments.

  • Assists in supervising Residual ACT tests and assists the coordinator with preparing/organizing materials for national test dates.

  • Adheres to accepted test security and ethics standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Preference will be given to the student who has a bachelor's degree since some testing certification requires the proctor have a bachelor's degree.


This position requires the student in this position to take and pass certification exams in order to proctor exams (at no cost to the candidate).


Prior experience manipulating information and retrieving reports in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.



  • Our successful candidate will be expected to place a high importance on punctuality and dependability at the job. While a student's primary function at UCO is the achievement of one's degree goals, we expect your devoted time and attention to the work at hand while you are on the clock.

  • We expect this student staff member to be able to remain calm under pressure, and also have character traits of dependability, thoroughness, detail-oriented and initiative. 
  • Have sensitivity of intercultural communications and good interpersonal skills. Effective communication skills with the ability to work well with the public and the university community. 

  • It is a must for the student in this position to maintain confidentiality and sign a confidentiality agreement.

  • Ability to supervise testing in a computer lab which involves knowledge of various types of computer delivered exams as well as paper/pencil exams.

  • Requires a considerable amount of comfort with computer technology, logic problem solving ability, discretion and independent judgement.

  • Able to meet physical demands of the position which include bending, lifting, reaching and moving to/from various work environments with testing materials. Also must be able to sit or stand for extended period of time.

  • Working knowledge of database input, creating spreadsheets, recordkeeping and documentations.

  • Must be able to proctor all of Testing Services' exams.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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