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Hillsborough County Government

Assessment/Counseling Specialist (#ASCGSPGENS) GENS
$25.69-$40.78 Hourly / $4,452.93-$7,068.53 Monthly / $53,435.20-$84,822.40 Yearly


Performs professional duties involving psychological testing, assessment and consultation. Assist with the clinical supervision of treatment counselors, in-service training and related research.


A Bachelor's degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences, Education, or related field; and
Five years of experience in psychological assessment, psychological counseling or professional training and development.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Extensive knowledge of psychological theories, practices and techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of psychological assessment and interpretation.
  • Considerable knowledge of training and development practices and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of research methods and techniques.
  • Skill in interviewing and counseling techniques.
  • Skill in presenting training courses to various audiences.
  • Ability to assess staff and community training needs and develop appropriate programs.
  • Ability to conduct psychological research from data collection to report preparation.
  • Ability to provide meaningful consultation regarding training programs, requirements, psychological theories, concepts and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Interprets results of psychological tests designed to measure social, educational and personality factors.
  • Constructs personality profiles, prepares case findings, and maintains applicable records. Consults with treatment teams regarding clinical issues.
  • Researches, develops and implements new treatment protocols.
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Consults with training coordinator to assess, develop, coordinate, and teach training programs for staff development.
  • Plans and coordinates the delivery of human relations training to the community.
  • Writes and submits grant proposals for program funding.
  • Conducts research to include planning, implementation, data analysis and interpretations.

Performs other related duties as required. This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: ASCGSPGENS; EST: 10/10/2006; REV: 7/27/2012;