Occ. Code 2605100

                                           Examination Composition Assistant, Grade 11

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard


          Positions in this class use a variety of software to format and produce examination booklets, instructions, and other examination materials.  These positions are located only in the Department of Civil Service and in the State Education Department.




          These positions use a variety of software and specific formatting rules to electronically compose examination questions, response sheets, rating scales, and other examination materials for examinations conducted by the employing agency.  This work is performed under strict timeframes and requires a very high degree of accuracy.




Prepare and edit test questions, examination booklets, directions, and other examination materials.


·       Use a variety of software packages to prepare and edit text, charts, and tables.

·       Insert graphics as needed.

·       Follow specific formatting requirements.

·       Adhere to tight timeframes and deadlines.

·       Work with a goal of 100% accuracy for typing and formatting.

·       Learn new software as needed.


Keep materials and examination information secure.


Perform related clerical tasks.


Set up and maintain electronic files for test items.  In the State Education Department, this includes typing test questions, formatting field tests and electronically assembling operational test forms.


Answer phone calls and direct them to the appropriate parties.  May respond to routine inquiries.       




Promotion: one year permanent competitive service as an Office Assistant 2 (Keyboarding).



Date:  3/17



NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.