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Guidance Counselor

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position: This position serves as a Guidance Counselor for the Army Continuing Education System Division (ACES), Directorate of Human Resources, US Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sill, OK. The incumbent will serve as a professional education counselor in the Army Continuing Education System (ACES) Program providing the full range of general educational and career development counseling to military and civilian personnel for the Fort Sill Education Center.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Position has requirement that must be met first-Basic Requirements Section Must have a college or university sponsored practicum in counseling. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are NOT authorized. Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses are NOT authorized.
Counsels military personnel, adult family members, and civilian personnel to help them develop and achieve a valid military career goal and subsequent civilian occupation.
Gathers information about the individual during the initial counseling session and recommends testing. Schedules, analyzes, and interprets the test results.
Schedules individuals for technical MOS-related training/instruction , on-duty classes, off-duty classes, or any available combination the individual may desire to attend .
Provides assistance to personnel applying for scholarships, educational allowances, and grants.
Monitors progress of individual soldier to ensure educational progress and provide additional guidance if progress has not been made.
Engages in outreach efforts to work with those in remote parts of a geographic area of support and those who are not motivated to seek voluntary counseling.
Works issues in GoArmyEd relating to Soldier enrollment in college classes.
May serve as the Test Control Officer or Alternate Test Control Officer for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and the Army Personnel Testing Programs.
Prepares/conducts educational briefings for groups or units to inform them of the entire educational program and promotes self-development programs provided by the Armed Forces .
Conducts periodic group counseling sessions to explain the scope of the education program, its benefits, tuition assistance available, and eligibility requirements.
Basic Requirements
To qualify for this position you must first meet the basic requirement described below:
A Bachelor's Degree that includes or is supplemented by at least 24 semester hours appropriate to the position to be filled in one or a combination of the areas described below. At least one course must have been from (1) or (2) below. For guidance counselor positions, a college or university-sponsored practicum in counseling is also required. (Note: Transcript reflecting practicum in counseling must be submitted.)
1. Tests and measurement: Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
2. Adult education: Study of the adult as a learner, teaching-learning theories for adults, models and procedures for planning, designing, managing, and evaluating adult learning activities.
3. Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
4. Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
5. Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
6. Guidance and counseling: Study of the purposes and methods in counseling and guidance, the role of the counselor in various settings, approaches to counseling, and the uses of tests in the counseling situation.
7. Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
8. Occupational information: Study of theories of occupational choice and vocational development and their application to the guidance process. Identification and utilization of various types of occupational information and resources.
Note: You must attach all your transcripts that will support the above requirements.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements above, qualified applicants must meet the specialized experience and/or education substitution shown below.
Specialized Experience
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
FOR THE GS-05 GRADE LEVEL:
Specialized experience is defined as work that involves: Performing a variety of technical and clerical duties within an educational setting; Possess office automation skills to include Microsoft Word and Office, automated educational system and critical databases. My resume also addresses strong communication and customer service skills.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Education Program Objectives and Procedures
Skill in Office Automation
FOR THE GS-07 GRADE LEVEL:
Specialized experience is defined as work that involves: Performing a variety of technical and clerical duties within an educational setting; Prepare training schedules and conduct educational briefings; Possess office automation skills to include Microsoft Word and Office, automated educational system and critical databases. My resume also addresses strong communication and customer service skills. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Education Program Objectives and Procedures
Skill in Oral and Written Communication
Skill in Office Automation
FOR THE GS-09 GRADE LEVEL:
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience interviewing, counseling, and guiding individuals on career goals; Experience scheduling training and instruction; Experience preparing and conducting education briefings. Resume should address strong communication skills, office automation skills using Microsoft Word and Office and customer skills. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Educational Theories, Principles, Procedures, and Practices of Education
Skill in Written and Oral Communication
Skill in Office Automation
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definition below:
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definition below:
For GS-05 level: A Bachelor's Degree.
For GS-07 level: One year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.
For GS-09 level: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and . (Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application).
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
Personnel security investigation required.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onThursday, October 30, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See:Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is1240562. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are NOT authorized.
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses are NOT authorized.

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