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Test Center Manager-Ludhiana

Pearson

Pearson

Punjab, India
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

PEARSON JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Test Center Manager

LOCATION: Ludhiana, India

DEPARTMENT: PPC Operations

REPORTS TO (Title): Regional Manager

Description - Pearson VUE ( www.pearsonvue.com ) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year. Pearson VUE offers a great environment to start or grow your career, we are now hiring for a Test Center Manager to join our team based in Melbourne.

Summary: The Test Center Manager is responsible for administrating all aspects of day to day testing operations in assigned test centers of Pearson Professional Centers and provides day-to-day team leadership to ensure the adherence to strict operational policies and procedures of the examination processes and quality and security measures of Pearson Professional Centers. The Test Centre Manager is also responsible to recognize and identify potential improvement areas and acts as “go-to” person at the test center when the Regional Manager is not immediately available.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Detail Oriented

Communication Skills

Problem Solving

Organizing Skills

Customer Focus

Ethics and Value

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF JOB

Working closely with Test Administrators and the Lead test Administrator in the test center, Test Center Manager, takes ownership of all aspects of testing operations to ensure the appropriate implementation of operational policies and examination procedures.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Education and Experience:

Five years customer service experience required

Exposure in a testing environment is strongly preferred

Experience with Microsoft Office and Windows applications required

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Customer service skills required

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to communicate both technical and functional

Ability to work independently

Effective time management skills

Ability to handle a reasonable amount of stress

Strong attention to detail

Problem-solving skills

Alertness and courage

Ethics and trust

Knowledge in operating a computer, fax, and other office equipment

Other (license/certification):

Annual Pearson Professional Centers certification for Test Administrators required

Must pass re-certification annually

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational Administration

Assure equipment is operational and test stations are free of extraneous materials

Review transmissions logs (uploading of current day’s test results & daily downloading of examinations and site schedule) from software that automatically connects to hub system periodically

Communicate and work with VSS technical support to investigate and fix technical issues

Test Center cleaning if applicable

Perform daily site opening and closing

Help to ensure a clean, professional, quiet testing atmosphere in the center

Customer Service

Review test roster and prepares for candidates including those for special accommodation preparation

Check in candidates and verify identifications

Explain the test process briefly

Help candidates to place all personal belongings in a personal locker

Escort examinee to assigned test station

Help the examinee begin the tutorial/test

Answer any questions before the timed portion of the test begins

Monitor examinees

Record and report all problems or discrepancies in a timely and efficient manner that arise in connection with an exam, a candidate or the testing center itself

Print the test results after the candidate completes the test

Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

Ensure the adherence to the Pearson Professional Center quality and security measures

Recognize and identify potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change or where new ones need to be developed and shared

Personnel Administration

Screening Test Administrator job applicants

Review TA timesheets and forward to Regional Manager on a biweekly basis adhering to payroll deadlines

Submit draft of site staffing schedule to Regional Manager on a weekly basis

Verify correct staffing levels and notify Regional Manager of any and all staffing issues

Assist with training and coaching to new hires

Management Support

Serve as the contact point for building management, site security, deliveries, vendors, etc., and escalates to Regional Manager when appropriate

Take authority to act on behalf of the RM in operations and personnel issues

Oversee overall operation of the PPC, fairly delegating tasks and responsibilities, escalating issues to the RM as appropriate

Other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Physical requirements:

Be comfortable to work in a quiet testing environment

Be flexible in work hours

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Job: TESTING CENTER

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12419