Job: Peace Corps Language Testing Specialist

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Oct 10 20:37:06 UTC 2007

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Job Opening: Peace Corps Language Testing Specialist

Peace Corps has an opening for a language training specialist to oversee
their proficiency testing program.  Closing date for applications is October
26. For further details go to
<>  and
look under "agency jobs and info."

Here is an excerpt from the full announcement.

Announcement #: DPC7-A0206-LH  Training Specialist  (Equivalent to GS-13)

This position is located in the Overseas Training Division of the Center for
Field Assistance and Applied Research, the Peace Corps' focus of technical
assistance, research and innovation to advance volunteer and staff
achievement of Peace Corps' goals. The Center responds directly to field
needs and supports innovative strategies in technical and information
support, training, language program development and measurement,
cross-cultural learning, partnership development and the professional
development of overseas staff.

The Peace Corps language program focuses on providing guidelines, concepts
and techniques for conducting training, provides guidelines for integrating
language and cross cultural training and managing a training and
certification program for measuring individual proficiency and the overall
effectiveness of language training at Posts.

The incumbent will: oversee the agency's language proficiency testing
program using the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
(ACTFL) scale; oversee the collection and evaluation of language testing
results; and support other language training initiatives. The incumbent will
report to the Chief of the Overseas Training Division.


Harold F. Schiffman

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at

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