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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4175 

Occ. Group: 313.941 

Counselor Aide

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 administering, scoring and reporting related to GED Test and other related tests; assisting counselors with routine academic advising, and performing related work as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Administers and grades GED Test.

Scores test, prepares and mails reports of results.

Assists with registration and related academic advising.

Administers State Insurance Examination and prepares and mails reports.

Performs other work as required. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of pertinent test administration techniques, scoring and reporting methods.

Knowledge of academic requirements of the college.

Knowledge of the registration process, forms, and related information.

Ability to relate to students, to understand their needs, and offer sound and accurate advice when needed.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

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

Ability to keep accurate records and make reports as needed. 

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. Successful completion of two years of college work, including or supplemented by courses in psychology, sociology, and office practices. Experience in working with students. 

  Date     Skill         Eval           
10/1/80      3     412021121

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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