Job Description

Position:  Gifted Tester

Location:  Gifted Department

Temporary - Timesheet

Pay Rate for Certified: $27.00 per Hour

Pay Rate for ESP:  Contracted Rate of Pay

Start Date:  July 1, 2021

Purpose Statement

The job of Gifted Testing Technician is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for assisting in the assessment process of gifted students; administering tests; documenting testing information; and ensuring compliance with legal and administrative requirements.

This job reports to Gifted Director.

Essential Functions

Administers tests to referred students for the purpose of determining program eligibility.

Interprets test scores for the purpose of providing information to determine student placement.

Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic files and records for the purpose of ensuring availability of material as needed.

Prepares documentation of test results for the purpose of developing recommendations and/or conveying information in accordance with established guidelines.

Schedules student tests for the purpose of evaluating students in accordance with District and/or state requirements.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; presenting information.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; familiar with gifted identification assessments.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: meeting deadlines and schedules; maintaining security and confidentiality.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling,  and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Experience:  Job related experience is required.

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                           Certificates and Licenses                  


Continuing Educ./Training               


Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Primary Location: Gifted

Shift Type: Time Sheet

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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