Item Writer at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Posted in Other 3 days ago.





Job Description:

Posting Number:

G/R03178P


Working Title:

Item Writer


Department:

COE- K-12 Assessment Solutions


About the University of Georgia:


The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.


About the College/Unit/Department:


The Georgia Center for Assessment (GCA) is responsible for developing items and assessments for various projects throughout the year. We are seeking subject matter experts to write and review educational assessment items.


College/Unit/Department website:

gca.coe.uga.edu


Employment Type:

Employee


Anticipated Start Date:

07/15/2019


Posting Date:

05/30/2019


Open Until Filled:

Yes


Location of Vacancy:

Gwinnett County


EOO Statement:


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.


The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.


Duties/Responsibilities:


All writers and reviewers must:
*Participate in project meetings
*Meet project deadlines and deliverables
*Follow project guidelines and utilize provided resources
*Respond in a timely manner to communication from GCA staff/coordinators of development.


Percentage of time:

100


Classification Title:

Temporary Office/Clerical


FLSA:

Non-Exempt


FTE:

.48


Position Summary:


The Georgia Center for Assessment (GCA) is responsible for developing items and assessments for various projects throughout the year. We are seeking subject matter experts to write and review educational assessment items. Item Writers first participate in a GCA led item development training course, and must demonstrate sufficient competency within the training environment and on a qualifying item writing assignment prior to beginning work on an item development contract or cycle. During training, trainees will learn the principles of assessment best practice and practice writing and reviewing in small groups. Finally, all trainees must complete a performance task. Trainees will write a set of sample items for review. Upon approval of the items, item writers will be qualified to participate in future development projects.


GCA will be training and hiring item writers periodically throughout the year. The position requires item writers who are college graduates to write and review assessment items within the writer's expertise. Item writers who complete one development project in good standing will be eligible for additional development projects.


The development projects are primarily for K-12 assessments in the subject areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Item types include selected, constructed, and extended response, as assigned.
Location: Athens and Gwinnett.
NOT ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL TYPES OF WORK LISTED IN THIS POSTING. Assignments will be based on areas of expertise, contractual obligations, volume of work, etc. GCA will communicate with applicants regarding their project assignments during the hiring process.


Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:


4-year college degree (any major)
Please note:
*USG applicants can expect to undergo a lengthier hiring process.
*TRS beneficiaries must receive approval from TRS before beginning to work in this position.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :


Excellent reading and comprehension skills. Ability to follow written and/or oral procedures and practices. Ability to use a Windows computer, keyboard and mouse. Have internet access.


Physical Demands:


Sitting at a computer.


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No


Does this position require a P-Card? :

No


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No


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