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Employee Assistance Counselor

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Winchester
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Summary

As an Employee Assistance Counselor, you will provide counseling and consultative assistance services to employees and management in a Field Office or HQ Division, as directed by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Applicants should be experienced clinicians able to respond quickly, ethically, and independently during complex situations.

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

01/10/2023 to 01/23/2023


* Salary

$71,099 - $92,429 per year


* Pay scale & grade

GS 12 - 13


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Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

* Huntsville, AL


* Phoenix, AZ


* Sacramento, CA


* San Diego, CA


* Show more locations (6)
* Washington


* New Orleans


* Linthicum


* Quantico, MD


* Cleveland, OH


* Winchester, VA




* Remote job

No


* Telework eligible

No


* Travel Required

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


* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


* Appointment type

Permanent -


* Work schedule

Full-time -


* Service

Excepted


* Promotion potential

13


* Job family (Series)

0101 Social Science


* Supervisory status

No


* Security clearance

Top Secret


* Drug test

Yes


* Announcement number

DESTIMP-11796641-23-AZ


* Control number

699050400



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This job is open to

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.


* Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.


* Federal employees - Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.


* Individuals with disabilities


* Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.


* Military spouses


* The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


* Veterans



Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply.

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Duties

As an Employee Assistance Counselor you will:

GS-12:

* Support employees experiencing a wide range of problems characterized by feelings of distress, impaired work performance, health, finances, and/or social well-being issues.
* Assist employees and supervisors to resolve work related problems and monitor employees' progress to assist in long-term recovery efforts.

GS-13 (In addition to the above):

* Serve at HQ/Field Office as a clinical mental health professional in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as assigned and as a technical advisor to executive management.
* Provide training and guidance to EAP Coordinators/Counselors.
* Develop and deliver training on mental health and wellness topics.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements

* Must be a U.S. Citizen.
* Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
* Transcripts are required if qualifying under A and/or B of the Basic Requirements.
* Must have a current state clinical mental health independent practice license in psychology, social work, psychiatry, professional counseling or a clinical independent practice license from a closely allied mental health field with demonstrated substance abuse experience.

Basic Requirements

Applicants can meet the Basic Requirements by fulfilling one or more of the below:

A. A degree in behavioral science, or related discipline appropriate to the position.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience that has provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

OR

C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

If submitting an application based upon basic requirements A or B, you must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application; however, official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment.

Applicants must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this job posting.

Qualifications

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also meet the specialized experience (SE) requirements as described below. In order for you to qualify based on Specialized Experience (SE), you must possess the SE below for the various GS levels. Please ensure all specialized experience can be identified in your resume.

GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS-11 level, as defined below:

* Experience interpreting federal laws, regulations and directives governing operations of employee assistance counseling programs.
* Experience providing short-term interventions and resources referral assistance to federal employees and their families seeking help with challenges related to mental health and/or substance abuse, emotional, gambling, marital, family relations, financial, work-related issues, stress, grief/loss or other personal problems.
* Experience providing educational material to the level and interests of the audience and experience leading lectures, training seminars, and discussion groups.

GS-13: In addition to the above, applicant must possess at least one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS-12 level, as defined below:

* Experience providing diagnosing and treating a variety of psychological illnesses and personality disorders, dual diagnosis and maladaptive behaviors.
* Experience providing educational material to the level and interests of the audience and ability to communicate such material effectively in forums such as lectures, training seminars, and discussion groups.
* Experience with consulting and advising management and healthcare professionals on complex employee performance and behavioral concerns and sensitive issues such as psychological, physiological and sociological aspects of alcoholism and other addictions and with the prevailing modes of treatment and rehabilitation.

Desired Experience

Desired experience are not mandatory and will not be utilized to minimally qualify applicants.

Desired Experience:

GS-12 - Two years of full time experience after obtaining license. (Two-five years of experience post independent licensure).

GS-13 - One year of full time experience at the GS-13. (Five years of experience post independent licensure).

Selective Placement Factor

Applicants must have a current state clinical mental health independent practice license in psychology, social work, psychiatrist, professional counseling or a clinical independent practice license from a closely allied mental health field with demonstrated substance abuse experience.

You must submit a copy of your current state clinical mental health independent practice license in psychology, social work, psychiatrist, professional counseling or a clinical independent practice license from a closely allied mental health field with demonstrated substance abuse experience.

Education

See Requirements section.

Additional information

In order to recruit and retain highly qualified candidates, selectees may be eligible for relocation or recruitment incentives. To be eligible for a relocation incentive, proof of change in residency will be required. Prior to receiving a relocation or recruitment incentive, an employee must sign a written agreement to complete a specific period of employment with the FBI at the new duty station. If eligible, selectees may be considered for additional benefits such as the opportunity to participate in the FBI's Student Loan Repayment Program as well as cost transfer and limited cost transfer opportunities, contingent on the approval of the Human Resources Division.

* The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
* As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
* Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Please check fbi.gov for immediate disqualifiers.
* Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this job posting may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
* Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
* Identification of promotion potential in this posting does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
* If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
* Relocation expenses may be borne by the FBI only for GS-13. Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing Unit, Administrative Unit, and the international Operations Unit of their application to apply.
* Limited Movement: Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy is waived for qualified personnel permanently assigned to Divisions identified to relocate to Huntsville, Alabama.

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* Benefits

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Position Skills

As part of the application process, you will have the opportunity to identify particular skills that relate to the position. If you possess any of the listed skills, please ensure you select those skills on your application.

Hiring managers will have the ability to filter for the skills needed to successfully perform the function of the position. Please ensure any skills you selected can be identified in your resume. If your identified skills match those skills required by the Hiring Manager(s), you will be deemed Most Competitive.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Germantown , Employee Assistance Counselor, Other , Winchester, Maryland

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