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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:9L-AFPC-819332-749765-NRR

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, January 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1740-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Bolling AFB, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


IF APPLICABLE:  Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

 

WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Air Force Employee (Current, Permanent, Competitive Service, Career/Career-Conditional Employee)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

30% Disabled Veterans

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid.
  • Pcs costs will be paid IAW AFMAN 36-606.

DUTIES:

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  • The Primary purpose of this position is:  To serve as a professional guidance counselor providing general adult educational and career development counseling to both military and civilian personnel.
  • Provide informational, diagnostic, and/or acdemic counseling to military personnel of all ranks, their dependents, and/or civilian personnel pursuing undergraduate/graduate, vocational, technical, and professional developmment oppportunities at various levels.
  • Counsels officers and airmen regarding requirements for unique Air Force educational opportunities.
  • Monitors pogress of individuals participationg 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 programs.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  I have at least fifty-two (52), weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. An example of specialized experience is those;  serve as technical expert applying knowledge of education theories and principles of secondary, adult or continuing education programs to administer a wide variety of education and training programs.

OR

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

AND

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1700/1740.htm

 

Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.

 

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.   (See positive education requirement  per OPM Qualification Handbook for General Schedule Positions.)

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 emollees regarding the establishment  of educational  and occupational objectives.

4.  Knowledge of a variety of occupational,  vocational, and career development  resources (educational  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. 

 


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

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 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1.  Work occasionally requires travel away from the normal duty station.

2.  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.

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

 

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 at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

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.

 

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

 

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

 

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

 

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 11, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 819332.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to
1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

 

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume - If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

 

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 

 

·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

 

If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print.  The fax number is 478-757-3144

 

Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Nathaniel R. Ross
Phone: (210)565-4950
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: NATHANIEL.ROSS@US.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
AFPC NonHAF
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONL, TX
11111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. 

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Job Announcement Number:

9L-AFPC-819332-749765-NRR

Control Number:

334986500