Military Funeral Honors Team Member

  • Military Funeral Honors Team Member
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Class Number: 
8531
Annual Salary Range:
$25,536.00 – $34,308.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,064.00 – $1,429.50
Pay Grade: 
A12

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Definition

This is varied work providing Military Funeral Honors Ceremonies for deceased veterans within an assigned geographic area of the state.

An employee in this class serves as a uniformed member of a specialized team responsible for conducting Military Funeral Honors ceremonies at the burial sites of deceased veterans. Work involves performance of any assigned team position, including acting team leader, necessary for the successful completion of an honors ceremony; frequent travel within an assigned geographic area; operation, maintenance and safeguarding of military weapons; and preparation of various reports. Work may also involve working independently from the team while conducting drill and ceremony training programs for volunteer National Guard units (augmentees) or in the performance of clerical/logistical support work. Support functions performed may include ordering supplies; assisting in coordinating and updating the schedule of services requested; and database and records maintenance. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Military Funeral Honors Team Leader; however, the employee is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment within established policies and procedures.

Job Duties

Provides Military Funeral Honors ceremonies at veterans’ funerals by functioning in any of a number of specialized team positions the ceremony requires; fires volleys from rifle in conjunction with the firing party, folds and/or presents flag according to standard procedures, performs military drill and ceremony maneuvers such as marching.

On occasion, acts as a team leader, assigning and coordinating team positions, assigning a team driver, taking the lead position in performance of honors ceremonies and completing all required documentation on the ceremonies performed.

Acts as a pallbearer, upon request, at area veterans’ funerals.

Participates in regular physical fitness and drill and ceremony training exercises.

Provides supervision, training and coordination to augmentee personnel in the performance of Military Funeral Honors Ceremonies, completion of expense reports and conformance to program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Performs a variety of program support functions including assisting in ordering and inventorying program supplies and equipment; database and records maintenance; preparing standardized reports; assisting superiors in the preparation of complex reports; distributing mail; and updating and maintaining the daily schedule of services requested.

Assists in reviewing and recommending changes to the policies, procedures and objectives of the Military Funeral Honors Program.

Maintains assigned uniforms, equipment and supplies in operational condition and ensures appropriate weapons security measures are adhered to at all times.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Skilled & Specialized Trades

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One year of U.S. Military experience at the E-3 level or above; possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency; and graduation from an U.S. Military Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course or an equivalent.

Special Requirements

Current or former U.S. Military service with an honorable discharge.

Ability to pass initial and periodic background investigations, indicating no felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic violence convictions {per Title 18 U.S. Code Section 922}.

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid state vehicle operator’s license.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of applicable military regulations, policies and directives for Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Working knowledge of military drill and ceremony techniques.

Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective supervision and training.

Working knowledge of basic office practices and procedures.

Skill in handling and using firearms.

Ability to present training and instructional information to augmentee personnel and veterans’ organizations.

Ability to participate in regular physical fitness and drill and ceremony training exercises.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with veterans’ organizations, the National Guard, funeral directors and the public.

Ability to travel extensively within the assigned geographical area.

Ability to work outdoors, in extreme weather conditions and irregular hours.

Ability to operate standard office equipment.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to organize work schedule and use time efficiently.

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.

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