Guidance Counselor

Department of Defense Fort Huachuca, AZ
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About the Position:

Fort Huachuca, Cochise County's largest employee, is a busting hub for three of the fastest-growing missions in Department of Defense: military intelligence, cyber-security and unmanned aircraft systems. the fort provides critical resources, infrastructure and services to more than 50 unique tenant units and missions with national-level requirements.

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* Counsels individuals to help them develop and achieve their education objectives including credentialing/licensure, a valid military career goal and subsequent civilian occupation.

* Provides counseling to aid the individual in career decision making.

* Monitors progress of individual to ensure education progress.

* Conducts periodic group counseling sessions to explain the scope of the education program, its benefits, tuition assistance availability, and eligibility requirements.

* May conduct surveys of education needs and preferences.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1740 Education Services

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Temporary Duty travel (TDY) may be required 5%.


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.


Bachelor's Degree directly related to the occupation: 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. 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. In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must also possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree, directly related to the field. Completion of graduate level education in the amounts shown above, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, is qualifying for positions at grades GS-7 through GS-11.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

* Veterans 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.

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. Specialized experience is defined as 1) determining the educational needs of eligible installation personnel through educational interest surveys; 2) provide counseling on educational programs to personnel and dependents within an installation; and 3) developing military Continuing Education System Program to meet installation educational needs. Note: Creditable experience may include military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Education Management

* Educational Service Programs

* Guidance Counseling

* Oral 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).


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:

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