ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: KCES-12-01
POSITION TITLE & GRADE: SCHOOL COUNSELOR, CY-1710-21-24
$230.80 – $419.30 PD, SCHOOL YEAR CONTRACT
OPENING DATE: 05/21/2012
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: BUREAU-WIDE
LOCATION: Bureau of Indian Education, Arizona North (Hopi), Keams Canyon
Elementary School, Keams Canyon, AZ.
THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO AN INTENSE PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance
with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be
submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligible that are not currently
employed in the Federal Service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority
(Schedule A). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (status or reinstate able) in the absence of
qualified Indian Preference.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian preference, all candidates will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or other non-merit
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION LANGUAGE: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please notify this agency. The decision in granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-bycase
DUTIES: The school counselor is responsible for providing professional counseling services to students.
Incumbent will advise assist students in improving grades, performance, and in solving adjustment and
personal problems. The counselor will provide test and measurement services to the school, will be a resource
person for teachers/other school staff, and will work with parents as needed. The counselor will be required to
work with individuals and small groups of students in carrying out duties.
BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION – Applicant must have
successfully completed a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Masters degree
in guidance & counseling or counseling/psychology or closely related field. Must be Arizona State certified.
United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
KEAMS CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 397
KEAMS CANYON, ARIZONA 86034
EXPERIENCE: Experience is desirable.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed
material the size of typewritten characters are required, glasses permitted. Ability to hear the conversational
voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required. In most instances, an amputation of arm, hand, leg or foot will
not disqualify an applicant for appointment, although it may be necessary that this condition be compensated
by use of satisfactory prosthesis. In addition, applicants must have mental and emotional stability.
Government housing may be available.
Relocation expense will not be paid.
Upon selection, selected will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-
306. A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be
subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and
favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for
termination Position is subject to an intense pre-employment background investigation.
All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete the certification
document to confirm their selective service status.
A 18 month probation period will be imposed on any new appointee or current employee who is
appointed/promoted as a result of selection for this position.
This position will be filled by contact under P.L. 95-561.
HOW TO APPLY:
It is to your advantage to request and read the OF-510 brochure, “Applying for a Federal Job”, which contains
guidance on the information to be included in your application/resume. The following forms must be submitted
in order to have a complete application:
1. Job Announcement Number; Education; Work Experience (Position Title, Employment Dates,
Salary) and Supervisor’s name and telephone number. Also include information on other job
qualifications and references.
2. Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference (if claiming Indian Preference).
3. Form-4450, Supervisory Appraisal of Demonstrated Performance of Potential, (from current or
former Federal employee, must be current within a one year period) or Letter of Recommendation.
4. Copy of College transcripts.
5. Copy of Arizona State Certification
6. Copy of most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable).
7. Applicant Screening Questionnaire.
8. Application or resume must have original signature and current date.
9. GSA-3607, Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Driving Record.
10. Three personal and employer references with complete address & telephone numbers.
Applications become part of the official record and will not be duplicated or returned. This office WILL fax
vacancy announcement OR accept telefaxed applications. APPLICANTS’ QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE
EVALUATED SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THEM IN THEIR APPLICATIONS.
MAIL APPLICATIONS TO: ATTN: Darlene Begay, Keams Canyon Elementary School, P.O. Box 397,
Keams Canyon, AZ. 86034.
APPLICATIONS MAILED USING GOVERNMENT POSTAGE AND/OR ENVELOPES ARE IN VIOLATION
OF OPM AND POSTAL REGULATIONS AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Darlene Begay, (928) 738-2385 / 2395