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Military Funeral Honors Team Leader

  • Military Funeral Honors Team Leader
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$26,316.00 – $41,736.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,096.50 – $1,739.00
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This is supervisory work providing leadership and coordination to a specialized team responsible for providing Military Funeral Honors ceremonies for deceased veterans within an assigned geographic area of the state.

An employee in this class is responsible for supervisory work involving coordination of and participation in Military Funeral Honors ceremonies, leadership of a specialized team of subordinates, coordination with the area superiors and/or funeral directors and completion of general administrative work related to his/her respective team. Work also involves preparing and conducting drill and ceremony training programs for subordinates, volunteer National Guard units (augmentees) and veterans’ organizations. Employees regularly make independent decisions concerning the procedures or means required to accomplish each mission. Ordinarily the employee coordinates and assigns work ensuring that it is carried through to completion; however, significant departures from established policies and procedures are reviewed/approved by a superior.


Job Duties

Supervises, coordinates, assigns and reviews the work of a specialized team of employees performing Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Leads Military Funeral Honors ceremonies, including presentation of the flag to deceased veterans’ next-of-kin and completion of all required documentation regarding each ceremony performed.

Coordinates with the Area Coordinator and/or funeral directors to ensure schedules, equipment needs or other issues are fully decided and resolved allowing for the successful completion of all requested ceremonies.

Provides training and instruction to subordinates, augmentee personnel and veterans’ organizations in the performance of Military Funeral Honors ceremonies, completion of expense reports and conformance to program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Evaluates the performance of subordinate employees, schedules and approves leave, keeps time and attendance records and keeps Area Supervisor apprised of any difficulties.

Reviews Military Funeral Honors Program policies, objectives and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to determine the effects of operations and the need for revisions/additions.

Ensures necessary team uniforms, equipment, weapons and supplies are available, assigned, maintained and safeguarded as prescribed; maintains records on equipment usage, maintenance and repair.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

One year of experience as a Military Funeral Honors Team Member.


Three years of U.S. Military experience in a leadership position at the E-5 level or above; possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency; and graduation from a U.S. Military Non-Commissioned Officer Basic 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?

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

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

Considerable knowledge of military drill and ceremony techniques.

Working knowledge of basic office practices and procedures.

Skill in handling and using firearms.

Ability to lead a specialized team and maintain a military atmosphere.

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

Ability to lead 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 organize work schedules for maximum utilization of time and resources.

Ability to operate standard office equipment.

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare complex reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to travel extensively within the assigned geographical area.

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

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