Counselor 2 (Certifying Official/Counselor)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – G – Exempt
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Office of Veterans Programs
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Veterans Programs is seeking a qualified Counselor to provide professional counseling for military veteran and military dependent students, both graduate and undergraduate, on financial, academic, and/or personal matters, including the transition to the civilian/University environment. Candidate will: Manage the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) certification process in compliance with VA regulations and procedures. Manage enrollment monitoring system for reporting to VA. Maintain effective liaison relationships with the Pennsylvania Department of Education State Approving Agency (SAA), the VA, Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure compliance in reporting. Advise the Commonwealth Campus VA Certifying Officials on issues to include regulations governing the various GI Bill certification procedures, enrollment monitoring procedures, and organizational suggestions. Engage in training opportunities designed to enhance the understanding of the VA’s various GI Bills; the VA’s certification process; and the responsibilities of and support offered by the VA, the DOD, the DHS, and the SAA. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher in counselor education, college student personnel, psychology, social work, education, higher education administration, or related discipline or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Veteran preferred

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088