Part-time Testing Centre Invigilator [OGA057]

Part-time Testing Centre Invigilator [OGA057]

10 Nov
Conestoga College

10 Nov

Conestoga College


Support Staff Part-time Casual Position

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves around the world and in our local community, Conestoga College continues to adjust plans based on the guidance provided by our local Public Health authority. Considering these unprecedented circumstances, final hiring decisions remain contingent upon confirmed enrolment numbers and the evolving work environment. Conestoga College will take appropriate measures to protect the safety and well-being of our College community and prospective candidates throughout the recruitment and selection process, including the scheduling of remote interviews.

We require a qualified incumbent to administer the testing services offered by the Testing Centre.

The incumbent may assist in registering students, distributing exams, monitoring the test-takers during the exam period, and tracking their time of completion. The tests can be both paper and computer-based. The Invigilator must be comfortable with the use of technology.


Provides instructions for each exam to the test taker; for computer-based tests, this involves access and login information

Confirms length of test with each test taker

Monitors the exam room while tests are in progress, typically two to three hours

Ensures no test takers are committing academic misconduct (e.g. cheating) and that students return all test materials

Will occasionally work with students on a one-on-one basis, reading exam questions, scribing responses, looking up the spelling of words on a word list or in a dictionary (if allowed) and based on verbal instruction from students, may have to draw diagrams

Greets candidates, checks identification against the registration lists, and assigns seating

Ensures test-takers adhere to the timeframe for their exam

Collects and accounts for exam materials at the end of the test session and returns them to the Testing Centre office, ensuring security

Responds to unexpected occurrences with professionalism, authority, and a calm demeanor; examples are test takers who show up for a test but are not registered or missing test materials

Escalates incidents and issues appropriately to the Testing Centre office

May assist with seat assignment related to software needs

May scan and print tests


Three-year Diploma/Degree in a computer-related program

Familiarity with testing procedures would be an asset

Previous experience working with test-takers would be an asset

Ability to multitask

Attention to detail

Excellent customer services skills

Good communication and interpersonal skills

High level of computer literacy

Ability to work independently, make decisions, and solve problems using good judgment

Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word

Knowledge of Adaptive Technology considered an asset

Ability to learn new software quickly

Must have an excellent command of the English language in order to pronounce specialized program vocabulary accurately, clearly, and slowly

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