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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4135 

Occ. Group: 111.852 

Certification Analyst 1

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in evaluating transcripts of new, transfer, and readmitted students interested in teachers education and certification, executing administrative and clerical tasks and performing related work as required. Work may also be part of training program where reclassification to Certification Analyst II is intended. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies students interested in teacher education.

Analyzes student transcript by recording student's completion of required courses.

Handles correspondence relating to placement of student teachers.

Processes undergraduate applications for teacher certifications.

Assists in designing and revising forms.

Establishes and maintains individual files for teacher education, student teaching, and teacher certification.

Assembles materials, composes and types correspondence, reports and other materials.

Assists staff as required in making arrangements for meetings, scheduling appointments, etc.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to teacher certification.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Knowledge of course requirements for teacher certification.

Knowledge of the procedures of organizing and writing administrative reports.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public, and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school including or supplemented by general secretarial courses. Experience in an increasingly responsible clerical or secretarial capacity. 

  Date     Skill         Eval             
3/6/85        5     422031232

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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