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Military Funeral Honors Area Supervisor

  • Military Funeral Honors Area Supervisor
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
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This is supervisory and administrative work in the direction of Military Funeral Honors Program objectives within an assigned geographical area of the state.

An employee in this class is responsible for the direction of multiple specialized teams responsible for providing Military Funeral Honors ceremonies for deceased veterans. Work involves making independent decisions concerning the procedures or means required to accomplish area program goals; providing administrative and logistical guidance to area employees to support program objectives; and making presentations to local government and civic organizations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program. Work also involves preparing and managing the area’s operating budget and making overall budget recommendations to the Program Director. Employees in this class are expected to exercise considerable independence and initiative in achieving area program goals; however, significant departures from established policies and procedures are reviewed/approved by the Program Director.


Job Duties

Directs, coordinates, assigns and reviews the work of multiple teams of employees performing specialized Military Funeral Honors ceremonies.

Organizes and coordinates work flow; establishes work priorities and deadlines; reviews work for accuracy and conformance with instructions and established procedures.

Provides administrative and logistical guidance to area employees; reviews policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and objectives.

Guides the training and instruction of subordinates, volunteer National Guard units (augmentees) and veterans’ organizations.

Evaluates the performance of subordinate employees, schedules and approves leave, reviews time and attendance records, keeps the Program Director apprised of any difficulties, and recommends courses of action.

Manages budget and submits budget requirements on an annual basis for area operations.

Prepares and conducts program briefings and/or presentations to employees, local government groups and civic organizations.

Leads Military Funeral Honors ceremonies as necessary.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)

Two years of experience in one or more of the areas described below; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.)


  1. Experience as a Military Funeral Honors Team Leader, Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator or in a U.S. Military leadership position as a Senior Non-commissioned Officer or above.

  2. Professional or technical supervisory employment, the major duties of which involved area/regional administration of a program carried out by multiple units/teams of subordinates.

  3. Public relations work requiring supervisory skills, close public contact and interaction with the media and community organizations.

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?

Thorough knowledge of applicable military regulations, policies and directives for military funeral honors ceremonies.

Thorough knowledge of military drill and ceremony techniques.

Thorough knowledge of methods of personnel management, preparation and presentation of training programs, and the principles of staff development.

Considerable knowledge of business and office management practices, financial record keeping and budget preparation.

Skill in handling and using firearms.

Ability to effectively direct, analyze and evaluate the progress and development of subordinate personnel.

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

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

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

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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