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Full-time Counsel, Test Security

at ACT in Iowa City, IA

ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.
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Position objective: The Counsel, Test Security represents ACT in test security (“TS”) related arbitration proceedings and provides advice regarding investigation and dispute resolution processes.

Typical work-related activities include:
Prepare TS related arbitration briefs and exhibits and manage arbitration matters
Analyze evidence in TS cases and recommend next steps
Assist in directing department staff in gathering, organizing, and analyzing TS-related information
Collaborate across ACT departments and with outside parties concerning TS policies, procedures, or investigations
Coordinate with officials in criminal investigations of test security breaches and test-related fraudulent activities
Communicate efficiently and effectively with examinees, their representatives, high school and college officials, forensics experts, ACT clients, and staff from other ACT departments during test score reviews and investigations
Present cases to the Test Security Review Panel
Conduct audits of ACT test sites
Conduct large-scale investigations into instances of potential test fraud, including onsite and telephonic interviews
Develop and maintain a current understanding of areas of the law related to TS, such as contracting, contracts with minors, arbitration, privacy, and state and federal legislation related to education and testing
Develop and maintain an understanding of new technologies that may impact TS and make recommendations to the TS team concerning tools and technologies to protect against potential TS threats
Regularly present updates to the TS team concerning case law, statutes, and developing technologies or practices that may impact TS
Assist with identifying, developing and implementing program and process improvements and metrics
Maintain security and confidentiality of corporate information and materials
Assist in directing department staff in the preparation of evidentiary letters, arbitration briefs, and other related matters
Communicate with and make presentations to ACT employees, management or clients

Minimum Qualifications
Doctor of Law (JD) and a current legal license required

Minimum of three years of experience as a practicing attorney required
Experience collecting and analyzing research data preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have demonstrated competence in:
teaming and collaboration
computer usage and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, project management database, and Windows
managing and organizing work and personnel
determining logical solutions to complicated problems
setting specific goals and priorities
managing stress effectively
communicating through strong, organized writing and verbal skills
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information
Superior ability to read and interpret written material
Ability to maintain a current legal license

Senior Manager, Test Security

Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits and work environment.

Completion of the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is recommended. Find a testing site near you to register for the WorkKeys assessments. Finalists for this position will be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check as a condition of employment.

ACT is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACT values diversity in people and ideas and participates in E-verify. ACT's online position announcements are intended only to provide general descriptions of employment opportunities; none of the information provided for any position should be interpreted as a commitment by ACT to specific terms and conditions for employment.

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