U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command Test Administrator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Minneapolis, MN
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:As a Test Administrator, you will administer tests in high schools and other educational institutions to individuals wishing to enter military service. This position will cover the Minneapolis, MN area and up to a 100 mile radius of that area. This position DOES NOT provide guaranteed work hours each week, and work will be assigned on an intermittent "as needed basis".

This position will NOT lead to a full-time position.

Intermittent employees are NOT eligible for benefits, excepted as noted under the Benefits section.

The United States Military Entrance Processing Center (US MEPCOM), with headquarters in Building 3400, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes (North Chicago), IL, is a joint staffed command under the direction of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy and is staffed by representatives of all branches of the Armed Forces. The command, through its 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations, determines whether applicants are qualified for enlistment based on standards set by each of the services. Two geographic sectors provide intermediate management in operating the MEPS. The Eastern Sector Headquarters and Western Sector Headquarters are co-located with the Command Headquarters.

Who May Apply:U.S. Citizens


As a Test Administrator, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct specified aptitude examination sessions.
  • Resolve various problems during the testing session.
  • Conduct advanced coordination with school officials to facilitate proper testing environment.
  • Review applicant test admission forms.
  • Prepare test session packages.
Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • Business travel is approximately 50% of duty time
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. General experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Test Administrator. Examples of qualifying general experience include but are not limited to Conducting thorough checks to ensure all forms are completed properly; Distributing and collecting testing materials for analysis; Preparing packages and ensuring they are ready to be mailed to appropriate offices; Utilizing customer service skills to develop working relationships with the public (i.e., school officials, students, applicants, recruiters, etc.); and Maintaining and filing records to ensure accountability and ease of retrieval.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definition below:

Education Substitution for General Experience for GS-04: You may substitute general experience with two (2) full academic years of undergraduate education above the high school level from an accredited college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for General Experience for GS-04: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 60; or your quarter hours of education by 90; or your business, secretarial or technical school total weeks by 72. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).

In order to qualify for this position, based on your education, education substitution, or combination of education and experience, you must have either completed the education requirement, or will complete this requirement within one (1) month from the closing date of this announcement. If you will not complete this requirement within one (1) month from the closing date of this announcement, you will be rated as Ineligible for this position. You must provide appropriate documentation to reflect when you will meet the education requirement. Appropriate documentation includes: (1) Resume indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (2) Transcripts indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (3) A letter signed by the institution's registrar indicating your projected completion/graduation date.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Clerical Processes
  • Knowledge of Regulations and Security Procedures
  • Skill to Communicate Orally

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Security (NS) Clearance: This position has been designated as non-sensitive and requires a personnel security investigation.

  • State Issued Driver's License: This position requires incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license.

  • This position requires incumbent to lift boxes up to 30 pounds.

  • This position requires incumbent to travel up to a 100 mile radius of the Minneapolis, MN area.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Please send questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination to the agency contact information, listed above: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) Expansion Eligibility Program -- With this appointment, you will be eligible to enroll in a FEHB plan if your work schedule encompasses 130 hours or more in a calendar month and the employing office expects your appointment to last at least 90 days. If the employing office expects your appointment will be fewer than 90 days you may become eligible if your appointment is extended after completion of a 90 day waiting period. You may also become eligible if your appointment is a conversion or extension from one temporary appointment to another temporary appointment.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 position.

Salary Range: $14.68 to $19.09 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: GS-0303-04/04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453283900

Job Announcement Number: NCBG162580901823375DR