Career Opportunities

Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) is a statutory board with the mission to provide quality educational assessment and research services to our customers in Singapore, and other parts of the world. We are looking for team players who enjoy working in a dynamic and creative work environment. We invite you to join our team for a rewarding and challenging career.

We offer workshops and consultancy services to equip Education Professionals with specialised knowledge and skills in educational assessment. We look forward to working with you to continue achieving excellence in assessment services.

If you are interested, please refer to Careers@Gov for further information.

Full-Time Positions

RESEARCH OFFICER (ASSESSMENT RESEARCH) – 2-YEAR CONTRACT

RESPONSIBILITIES

Successful applicant will conduct research on educational measurement and assessment issues and develop assessment services and products that are fit for purpose, educationally sound and positively transforming for stakeholders. He/She is expected to contribute to research studies which focus on harnessing technology to assess complex competencies for 21st Century education, apply statistical techniques to support assessment-related analysis and provide project management and consultancy services for assessment projects. With good progress, the officer can look forward to leadership opportunities in shaping the future of educational assessment in Singapore.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 3 years of experience in research studies, measurements, analytics and/or policy analysis
  • Experience in the education sector will be an advantage
  • Proficient in the use of statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, RUMM2020, R-Programming)
  • Experience coding applications with C/C#/C++, Visual Basic or Java Programming, will be useful
  • Adaptable, meticulous individual with excellent analytical skills
  • Able to communicate complex concepts in applied and practical manner to get buy-in from stakeholder groups
  • Enjoy working in teams in a dynamic and creative work environment

ASSISTANT MANAGER / MANAGER, EXAM PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION – 2-YEAR CONTRACT

RESPONSIBILITIES

Successful applicant will play an active role in the planning, administration and delivery of national examinations and the management of its key processes. The key responsibilities include:

  • Plan the schedule and resources for the key examination activities
  • Manage candidate registration exercise
  • Manage the nominations, engagement and conduct briefings for examination personnel
  • Manage the conduct of the examination
  • Manage the marking, recording and result processing activities
  • Support the management of special consideration applications and processing and other post-examinations activities
  • Handle irregularities and emergency situations during the examinations

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 2 years of experience in operations and/or administration
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Innovative mindset
  • Possesses high degree of integrity, is result-driven and able to multi-task effectively
  • Meticulous and has positive working attitude with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Good communications and writing skills

 


APPLICATION PROCEDURE (FULL-TIME POSITIONS)

If you are interested in any of the above position, please submit your application with your educational certificates to Careers@Gov

 

Temporary Positions

INVIGILATORS

RESPONSIBILITIES

As an Invigilator, your primary role is to perform invigilation duties during the conduct of examinations/tests. You are to ensure the security of the examinations/tests that you are assigned to invigilate and to conduct the examinations/tests according to the rules and regulations as determined by SEAB. The key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Attend training sessions before the start of the examinations/tests as required by SEAB.
  • Attend briefing sessions prior to the start of each examination/test activity.
  • Arrive punctually for the assigned examination/test sessions.
    Brief candidates by reading aloud the 'Instructions to Candidates' prior to the start of the examination/test, which include informing candidates on prohibited items and behaviours to observe in the examination/test venues and attendance taking and reporting.
  • Safeguard the examination/test materials and distribute the correct examination materials to the candidates.
  • At the end of the examination/test, collect back all the answer scripts and other examination/test materials, and ensure all examination/test materials are handed safely over to the Chief Presiding Examiner (CPE).
  • Supervise candidates before or after the examinations/tests which include, assisting candidates in entering and leaving examination/test venue in a quiet and orderly manner and ensuring no examination/test materials are taken out of the examination/test venue without permission.
  • Manage candidates in the examination/test venue to ensure order and safety.
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties assigned by the CPE/PE/SEAB officers to support the smooth conduct of the examinations/tests.

Period of Engagement*: February 2021 to December 2021

REQUIREMENTS

  • Retired/Former Public/Civil Servant or has examination/test invigilation experience.
  • A positive individual who possess a high degree of integrity, strong collaborative skills and good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Meticulous, alert and able to carry out instructions.
  • Able to manage candidates effectively and with sensitivity.

 

PRESIDING EXAMINERS

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Presiding Examiner (PE), you will assist the Chief Presiding Examiner (CPE) in planning and managing the end-to-end conduct of the examinations/tests. The key roles and responsibilities include:
  • Attend training sessions before the start of the examinations/tests as required by SEAB.
  • Attend briefing sessions prior to the start of each examination/test activity.
  • Plan and manage examination logistical requirement and arrangement.
  • Plan, deploy and manage exam personnel to carry out crowd control, attendance taking, etc.
  • Ensure that the examination/test venue set-up is according to the examination/test requirement(s).
  • Deploy and brief the invigilators prior to the examinations/tests.
  • Guide and supervise invigilators as well as ensure invigilators are vigilant, mobile and attentive when they carry out the invigilation duties.
  • Arrive punctually for the assigned examination/test sessions.
  • Collect question papers from SEAB together with the CPE on the day of the examination/test and bring it to the assigned examination centre. Safeguard the examination/test materials and distribute it correctly to candidates.
  • Manage candidates in the examination/test venue to ensure order and safety.
  • Perform invigilation duties when required.
  • At the end of the examination/test, collect back all the answer scripts and other examination/test materials, and ensure all examination/test materials are handed safely over to the Chief Presiding Examiner (CPE).
  • Return the answer scripts together with CPE from the assigned examination centre to SEAB at the end of the examination/test day.
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties assigned by the CPE/SEAB Officers to support the smooth conduct of examinations/tests.

Period of Engagement*: February 2021 to December 2021

REQUIREMENTS

  • Retired/Former Public/Civil Servant, or has examination/test invigilation experience.
  • A positive individual who possess a high degree of integrity.
  • Meticulous, alert and able to carry out instructions.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Able to effectively manage and guide team of invigilators.

 

* Please note the following:

  1. Invigilation duties or examination/test activities will take place in the following months:
    • Non-national examinations/tests: February to November (Each assignment can last from 1 - 60 days)
    • Most invigilation duties or examination activities will take place during the National examinations period: June to November (Please refer to SEAB’s website www.seab.gov.sg for the exact examinations dates)
  2. Please note that deployment duties will depend on the examination/test requirements. SEAB will work with individuals to confirm the actual number of days to be deployed for invigilation duties. It is preferred that the individuals are able to perform as many duty days as possible.

MARKERS

For the following subjects:
a. English Language (Primary & Secondary)
b. Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Markers would mark candidates’ answer scripts. They would need to understand the assessment requirements of the subject and apply the mark scheme consistently in the marking.

Appointed Markers would need to attend a compulsory meeting before the start of the marking project, and other meetings as required. They are required to mark a stipulated number of scripts per day in accordance with the mark scheme, and assist in any other duties that may arise.

Period of Engagement: February 2021 to December 2021 (Actual engagement is subject to dates of the marking exercises as required)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Retired or former Education Officer from the Ministry of Education, and
  • Previous experience in teaching the subject (at any levels) for the position applied. 

 

ORAL EXAMINERS

For the following subjects:
a. English Language (Primary & Secondary)
b. Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Oral Examiners would need to understand the process and marking criteria for the oral examination and apply the mark scheme consistently in the conduct of the oral examination.

Appointed Oral Examiners would need to attend a compulsory standardisation meeting before the start of the oral examination and required to test a stipulated number of candidates per day. They may be required to assist in any other duties that may arise. 

Period of Engagement: July 2021 to September 2021 (Actual engagement is subject to dates of the oral examinations as required)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Retired or former Education Officer from the Ministry of Education, and
  • Previous experience in teaching the subject (at any levels) for the position applied.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE (TEMPORARY POSITION)

Interested applicants may submit their applications via Careers@Gov for the following roles:

Please note that the role deployment for subjects with multiple roles and at Primary, Secondary and/or JC–Level will be determined for successful applicants.

For Clarification: If you are interested in these positions and need further clarification, please use the online feedback form.

(Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interview.)