Examination Personnel Openings

SEAB is looking for personnel to take on the following roles in the 2022 National Examinations.
Details of the roles and responsibilities for each of these roles are given below.

  • HQ invigilators
  • HQ Presiding Examiners
  • Markers for English Language (Primary & Secondary) or Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)
  • Oral Examiners for English Language (Primary & Secondary) or Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)
  • Setters for English Language (Primary & Secondary)
  • Moderators for English Language (Primary & Secondary)

Submission of Applications

Interested applicants may apply through the links provided below. In view of the large number of applications, we regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified via email.

Please write to the following email accounts if you have queries on the positions:

HQ Invigilators (all examination levels)

Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
Period of Engagement: February 2022 to December 2022 *

Roles and 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 of HQ invigilator 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 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 and SEAB officers to support the smooth conduct of the examinations/tests.

Requirements

  • Retired/Former Public/Civil Servant or has examination/test invigilation experience.
  • A positive individual who possesses 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.

HQ Presiding Examiners (all examination levels)

Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
Period of Engagement: February 2022 to December 2022 *

Roles and 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 of HQ PEs 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/test 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 CPE.
  • Return the answer scripts together with CPE from the assigned examination/test centre to SEAB at the end of the examination/test day.
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties assigned by the CPE or SEAB Officers to support the smooth conduct of examinations/tests.
  • Requirements

  • Retired/Former Public/Civil Servant or has examination/test invigilation experience.
  • A positive individual who possesses 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 for the period of engagement for HQ Invigilators / HQ Presiding Examiners:

    1. Invigilation duties or examination/test activities will take place in the following months:
      • Non-national examinations/tests period: February to November (Each assignment can last from 1 day to 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 examination 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 English Language (Primary & Secondary) or Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)

    Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
    Period of Engagement: February 2022 to December 2022 (Actual engagement is subject to dates of the marking exercises as required)

    Roles and 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.

    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 English Language (Primary & Secondary) or Mother Tongue Languages (Secondary & JC–Level)

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
    Period of Engagement: July 2022 to September 2022 (Actual engagement is subject to the dates of the oral examinations and as required)

    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.

    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.
  • Setters for English Language (Primary & Secondary)

    Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
    Period of Engagement: February 2022 to December 2022 (Actual engagement is subject to the dates of the projects)

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The Setters would need to understand the assessment requirements of the question paper that they are engaged to develop.

    Appointed Setters would need to attend a compulsory briefing before commencing work on the project. Thereafter, they may be required to revise the paper as necessary.

    Requirements

  • Retired or former Education Officer from the Ministry of Education, and
  • Previous experience in teaching and item setting for the subject (at any levels) for the position applied.
  • Moderators for English Language (Primary & Secondary)

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Applications are open till Sunday, 19 June 2022
    Period of Engagement: February 2022 to December 2022 (Actual engagement is subject to the dates of the projects)

    The Moderators would need to understand the assessment requirements of the question paper that they are engaged to moderate.

    Appointed Moderators need to attend a compulsory briefing before commencing work on the project. Thereafter, they may receive feedback and be required to refine and revise the paper as necessary.

    Requirements

    • Retired or former Education Officer from the Ministry of Education, and
    • Previous experience in teaching, item-setting and/or vetting of question papers for the subject (at any levels) for the position applied.