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Guidance Counselor

Company name
U.S Department of the Army .


Fort Leavenworth, KS, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Counseling, Government

Posted on
May 21, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 03, 2020

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About the Position: This position serves as a Guidance Counselor for the Army Education Center and is responsible for providing a full range of adult education services to military personnel and organizations assigned to the installation.

\tMoving expenses are NOT authorized, based on a determination that a move is not in the Government's interest.
\tRecruitment, relocation and/or retention incentives are NOT being offered for this position.
,educationRequirements: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 definitions below:

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. NOTE: Transcripts MUST be attached to your application if using education to qualify.
A combination of specialized experience and education: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education in excess of one year may be combined with experience.
NOTE: Transcripts MUST be attached to your application if using education to qualify.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Army Installation Management Command,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Fort Leavenworth,addressRegion:KS }}],responsibilities:,qualifications:Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.

This occupation has specific basic educational requirements which apply to all positions. Please read carefully.
Basic Education Requirement:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree or higher 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.
NOTE: At least one course must have been from Tests & Measurement or Adult Education to meet the basic education requirements. You MUST attach a copy of your transcripts to your application to receive consideration.
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.

For guidance counselor positions, a college or university-sponsored practicum in counseling is also required.


In addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must have the required specialized experience requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience required: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience assessing individual's current education and career goals; providing education counseling to meet education/career goals; conducting education briefings for groups or units; utilizing automated education software and providing administrative support for education services. 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 in the following areas:
Education ManagementGuidance CounselingOral CommunicationWritten Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).

All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcements.

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