OPS Assessment Technology Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 15, 2023
Part Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:

OPS - Time Limited

Job Description:

UF Information Technology (UFIT) is currently seeking an OPS Assessment Technology Technician to join Academic Technology, a unit within UFIT. Employment with UFIT provides an excellent opportunity to work with other employees dedicated and focused on understanding and interpreting the technological needs of the University of Florida’s innovative and inspirational community.

As part of the Center of Instructional Technology and Training (CITT), this position is responsible for securely processing testing answer sheets and providing assessment technology support to instructors and teaching assistants (TAs). This role involves a positive customer service-oriented approach while advancing equitable, innovative, and evidence-based assessment practices and tools.

Some key responsibilities and characteristics of this position are:

  • Securely receive, prepare, and accurately process Scantron OMR and Gradescope testing answer sheets from a number of departments at UF, ensuring compliance with established policies and guidelines. This requires the ability to stand for an extended period of time to operate machines
  • Generate test item reports and upload grades for batch Canvas LMS submission via the application program interface (API)
  • Consult with instructors or TAs to assess needs, make recommendations, and provide assessment technology support
  • Prepares learning aids, including instructional guides and tutorials, for assessment tool adoption and proficiency
  • Assist with tracking performance metrics, updating workflows, as well as routine administrative tasks and special projects

About UF Information Technology

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UF Information Technology is comprised of eight departments: Academic Technology; Applications, Development, and Integrations; Business Center; Customer Experience and Resource Planning; Data Platform and Analytics; Information Security Office; Infrastructure and Communication Technology; and Research Computing. With established governance advisory committees and a set of well-defined, transparent processes aiding decision-making, UFIT strives to provide exceptional IT services in support of UF’s mission. For more information about UFIT and its goals and governance, visit http://www.it.ufl.edu/vp-cio-office/strategic-plan/.

Learn more about UFIT at https://it.ufl.edu/ and @GoGatorsUFIT.

About the University of Florida

UF is one of the nation’s top-5 universities and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of its commitment to serving a diverse global community. UF is in Gainesville, one of Florida’s most livable cities. Known for its natural attractions (wetlands, forests, springs, wildlife) and cultural offerings (music, theater, visual arts, and historic districts), the area also is gaining a reputation as a thriving hub for high-tech start-ups, as well as invention and research collaborations. We are excited about what’s happening here and know you will want to be a part of it.

UF Information Technology is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thought, background, and experience.

Achieving a top-5 public university ranking means we make it a priority to employ and work with people with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to discover new ways to leverage technology for teaching, learning, research, and the business needs of a comprehensive land-grant institution.

Every Gator has a part to play, and we invite you to join us as we build a community founded on belonging, inclusion, and the freedom to thrive.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent and four years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, abilities, and skills:

  • Reliable and experience in maintaining confidentiality and/or securely handling private student records
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assignments accurately with attention to detail and in a timely fashion
  • A customer service-oriented approach and mindset with the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency
  • Willingness and self-motivation to learn new things
  • Prior experience grading student work, processing Scantrons, and/or creating learning aids is a plus
  • Knowledge of academic assessment methods and/or educational measurement
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires U.S. work authorization.

This part-time position is ideally suited for four hours per day (10am-2pm), Mon-Fri, but can be adjusted.

Applicants are required to submit the following with their application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Professional References Contact Information (Minimum of 3)

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No