Occ. Code 2204200

ASSISTANT EXAMINATIONS EDITOR, GRADE 14

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

Assistant Examinations Editors are professional positions that edit and proofread examinations and related materials, including Regents Examinations, Regents Competency Tests, Second Language Proficiency Examinations, Occupational Education Proficiency Examinations, Program Evaluation Tests, and other assessments, and scoring keys, rating guides, teacher dictation copies, reference guides, and examination directions. They are classified only in the State Education Department.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

ASSISTANT EXAMINATIONS EDITOR: entry level; edits educational examinations.

RELATED CLASSES

Examinations Editors edit examination materials, are responsible for the editorial content of examinations for a unit, and train and supervise staff, including Assistant Examinations Editors, assigned to editing examinations.

Principal Editorial Clerks perform support editorial work in preparing manuscripts for publication, including editing manuscripts for basic grammar, factual accuracy, and conformance with agency format and style.

Assistants in Educational Testing develop test blueprints for new or significantly revised educational examinations and testing programs, provide technical assistance to examinations writers, and perform field and office work in the development, analysis, and administration of educational tests.

Personnel Examiners analyze jobs, determine selection mechanisms, develop written promotion and open competitive examinations, analyze test results, and recommend test scoring and setting of pass points.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

ASSISTANT EXAMINATIONS EDITOR: under direct supervision from an Examinations Editor, edits examinations and related materials for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, format, clarity, conformity to departmental style, and adherence to principles of test construction; checks factual data used in examinations for accuracy; indicates to examination authors problems with test item construction; suggests and discusses changes with test authors; proofreads examinations, test manuals, and other materials; suggests changes and revisions in examination format and publishing style; work on translations to other languages; provides guidance during the transcription of examinations into Braille; and sends materials for printing and follows their progress to assure compliance with deadlines and publication requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

ASSISTANT EXAMINATIONS EDITOR

Open Competitive: Bachelor's Degree, including 18 credit hours in English, and one year of experience editing examinations or two years of experience teaching English.

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