GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Andrews AFB, Maryland
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provides informational, diagnostic, and/or academic counseling to military personnel of all ranks, their dependents, and/or civilian personnel
  • (Cont.) pursuing undergraduate/graduate, vocational, technical, and professional development opportunities at various levels.
  • Counsels officers and airmen regarding requirements for unique Air Force educational opportunities.
  • Monitors progress of individuals participating in educational and career enhancement programs and modifies career goals as appropriate.
  • Prepares/conducts newcomers and educational briefings for groups or units to promote educational programs.
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties related to the educational counseling program.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Position is not Centrally Managed and PCS is not authorized
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Work occasionally requires travel away from the normal duty station.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the educational counseling field and career field needs of the Air Force as well as occupational needs in civilian life by regularly reading a variety of professional journals and related publications.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-1740, Education Services Series.

Basic Requirement for GS-1740 Positions: A Bachelor's Degree (or higher degree): that included or was 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: You must submit copies of your transcripts.
  • Tests and measurement : Study of the selection, evaluation, administration, scoring, interpretation, and uses of group and individual aptitude, proficiency, interest, and other tests.
  • 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.
  • Educational program administration: Study of the foundation and methods in organizing for adult and continuing education programs.
  • Curriculum development or design: Study of the principles and techniques for development of curricula for adult or vocational education programs.
  • Teaching methods: Study of teaching strategies and learning styles of the adult learner.
  • 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.
  • Career planning: Study of career development, learning activities, systems, approaches, program coordination, use of educational and community resources, and vocational counseling systems.
  • 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.
  • AND
    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which includes professional knowledge of education theories, principles, and techniques to provide counseling to clients. Knowledge of both military and civilian occupations and occupational trends and the physical, mental, education, and experience requirements of various occupations with a knowledge of educational institutions and programs to make appropriate recommendations to clients. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts.

    OR
    EDUCATION:
    Completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit copies of your transcripts.

    OR
    COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
    A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts

    FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Professional knowledge of education theories, principles, procedures, and practices of secondary, adult, or continuing education programs and their accrediting processes.
    2. Knowledge of various educational testing methodologies to select, administer, and interpret diagnostic tests such as interest, aptitude, and achievement tests used in educational and career planning.
    3. Knowledge of regulations, principles, techniques, communication techniques and approaches used in guidance counseling to counsel students or enrollees regarding the establishment of educational and occupational objectives.
    4. Knowledge of a variety of occupational, vocational, and career development resources (education and/or community).
    5. Ability to design and develop curriculum for adult educational or vocational programs.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11195954.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .