School Counselor

Department Of The Interior Fruitland , NM 87416

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Duties




This position is part of the Nenahnezad Boarding School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a School Counselor you will be responsible for serving as a Guidance Counselor in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The counselor is responsible for providing professional counseling services to students.

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As a School Counselor CY-1710-21, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serving as a school Guidance Counselor, the incumbent works within the general guidance function supplementing and complementing the guidance role of the Administration, Guidance, academic and/or Vocational Staff.

  • Provides individual and group counseling services to students, in the areas of personal, academic and vocational counseling, designed to assist in achieving as acceptable self-concept, self-understand, self-adjustment, self-directiveness and self-discipline; all of which will prepare them to cope with the realities of their environment and life situations in an adequate and self-satisfying manner.

  • Conducts individual and group guidance/orientation services for new and re-entering students to orient them to the advantages, requirements, services and opportunities of the school.

  • Counsels with students on a regular basis regarding careers, educational, social interest and/or other similar matters, helping them to explore alternatives.

  • Conducts and implements the school testing services to meet the needs of the students.

  • Collects, interprets and organizes the program data for appraisal purposes. Prepares case summaries, case histories and case studies for professional use. Provides safeguards for the utilization of confidential student data.

  • Sets up and maintains files and records of individual and group counseling sessions.

  • Utilizes the services of the other disciplines and promotes the interdisciplinary team approach to problem solving. Also uses community and other agency referral services to assist students.

  • As requested, assists dormitory and other school staff in in-service and seminary training sessions. Acts as liaison to community referral sources.

  • Works closely with the academic staff, to follow the academic growth of students; recommend conferences to discuss individual student problems experienced in the academic area with concerned staff members, for the purpose of arriving at solutions to student problems. Serves a team member on IEP and IRG student committees.

  • Counsels with each student based on career surveys of each individual and prepares a class schedule that reflects the career pathway of one career academy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work requires travel away from duty station on field assignments.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1710 Education And Vocational Training

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation for Public Trust position.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.

  • Must be certified by a state's Department of Education.

  • Must obtain and maintain Counselor Certification.

  • Must obtain and maintain valid state driver's license.


Who May Apply:

  • Applicants with Indian Preference

  • All U.S. Citizens

Qualifications:In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 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.

Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 21-14: Applicants must possess a Masters degree (or higher) and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: test and measurements, adult education, educational program administration, curriculum development or design, teaching methods, guidance and counseling, career planning, or occupational information. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree.) Applicants must also have state certification in the state where they will be employed. Emergency and provisional certifications may be accepted under the conditions imposed by the state certification authority.

Pay Level Requirements:
To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study.

Pay Level 21 requires a Master's Degree

Pay Level 22 requires a Master's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a Doctorate

Pay Level 23 requires a Master's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a Doctorate

Pay Level 24 requires a earned Doctorate

Pay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at

Basis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.


To meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.

For further information on creditable education visit:

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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