Military Funeral Honors Operations Coordinator

  • Military Funeral Honors Operations Coordinator
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Annual Salary Range:
$35,640.00 – $50,112.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,485.00 – $2,088.00
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This is professional work in coordinating the statewide operations of the Military Funeral Honors Program.

The employee in this class is responsible for coordinating and assisting in the planning and development of statewide operations for the Military Funeral Honors Program. Work involves coordinating the fulfillment of requests for honors ceremonies statewide; establishing systems/databases to identify and track the level of support and fiscal cost associated with each ceremony provided; and developing staff training programs. Work also involves drafting, reviewing and revising program policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and objectives in coordination with the Program Director; participating in budgeting and fiscal control functions; and presenting program information to state and national government groups and civic organizations. General supervision is received from the Program Director, who reviews program operations in terms of accomplished objectives.

Job Duties

Coordinates, on a statewide basis, the fulfillment of requests for Military Funeral Honors ceremonies for deceased Missouri veterans.

Drafts, reviews and revises all program policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in coordination with the Program Director to achieve program goals.

Develops and coordinates program training requirements and exercises for performance of Military Funeral Honors ceremonies, in compliance with national authorities.

Establishes systems/databases to identify and track the level of support and fiscal cost associated with each ceremony provided.

Assists the Program Director in developing annual budget requests; participates in budget management and fiscal control functions to ensure compliance with applicable state funding guidelines.

Receives requests for Military Funeral Honors support, verifies eligibility and assigns appropriate honors ceremony providers.

Evaluates the performance of veterans’ organization honors teams; approves certifications; maintains accurate records of all state certified organizations.

Participates in evaluation studies to determine the effects of operations and the need for revisions or additions to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Prepares and conducts program briefings and/or presentations for state and national government groups and civic organizations as requested.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

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.)

Special Qualifying Experience

Experience as a Military Funeral Honors Area Coordinator, Military Funeral Honors Area Supervisor or in a U.S. Military leadership position as a Senior Non-commissioned Officer or Field Grade Officer.

Professional or technical employment, the major duties of which involved coordinating the statewide operation of a program.

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 the methods and techniques used in preparing and presenting training programs.

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

Skill in handling and using firearms.

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

Ability to plan and organize work activities to achieve established program objectives.

Ability to prepare and make informational presentations regarding the Military Funeral Honors Program.

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare complex reports.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to travel extensively in the performance of assigned duties.

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

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