Advising and Testing Specialist 032822-001P

  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Melbourne, FL
  • Mar 31, 2022
Full time Education Other

Job Description

Eastern Florida State College is currently seeking applications for the full-time position of Advising and Testing Specialist on the Melbourne Campus in Melbourne, Florida.


Committed to guiding students from inquiry through program completion to secure the active enrollment of assigned students. Supports students by creating academic plans, providing registration guidance, course selection and scheduling, monitoring progress, supporting retention initiatives, conducting outreach, furnishing EFSC upper division and transfer information, providing and coordinating resources, eliminating barriers, and utilizing other advising tools and techniques to ensure student success. In addition, provides assistance to students with placement testing needs.


The following minimum qualifications for this position must be met before any applicant will be considered:


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • One year experience in advising, admissions, teaching, guidance/career counseling, customer service, or relevant related field.
  • Basic knowledge of technology used in higher education.
  • Ability to function in a high-volume environment that requires frequent multitasking and prioritization.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Completes all assignments on timely and accurate basis.
  • Valid Florida Motor Vehicle Operator’s license required.
  • This position will require successful fingerprinting and the candidate chosen will be required to pay the associated fee (currently $37.25). This fingerprinting fee is non-refundable.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equal Access/Equal Opportunity.
  • Official transcripts of all collegiate work will be required to be considered beyond the application phase.*


*High School Diploma or GED or transcripts or official transcripts of all collegiate work (as appropriate for the position) must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment.  All foreign degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.


Minimum physical qualifications:


  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information and/or data from a computer.
  • Works inside in an office environment.
  • Ability to work evening & weekend hours as needed. This is a shift position and may require a morning-afternoon and/or an afternoon-evening shift.


The annual salary is $37,500.  Successful internal candidates for external job postings should be aware that their current salary does not transfer to the new position.  Salary will be as advertised in the job announcement.  Full-time employees of Eastern Florida State College receive fringe benefits including health insurance and a retirement plan.


Applications will be accepted from March 30, 2022 through April 13, 2022; however, the College reserves the right to extend or conclude searches without notice.  Applications must be submitted prior to 5:00 p.m. on the closing day.  This is a covered position under Chapter 295 Florida Statutes, which provides for Veterans’ Preference in employment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans.


All applicants must apply on-line at the Eastern Florida State College Website in order to be considered for employment.  If an applicant needs assistance in completing the on-line application, he/she should contact Human Resources.  With at least 24 hours advance notice, EFSC can provide readers, Braille, audio cassettes, computer readers, sign language interpreters, and Scribes.


Applications will not be considered after the deadline date unless justified and approved for exception by the Associate Vice President, Human Resources. All successful applicants must complete New Employee Orientation prior to beginning work. 


Eastern Florida State College, Human Resources, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922

Telephone: (321) 433-7070  FAX: (321) 433-7065  Florida Relay: 1-800-955-8770



Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veterans status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

About the college

Eastern Florida State College, located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, is a co-educational, publicly supported post-secondary institution that adopted its current name on July 1, 2013 with the addition of four-year Bachelor's Degrees.

An accredited institution, EFSC is recognized as one of America's leading state colleges for quality instruction, organization and innovative, leading-edge programs.