Army Installation Management Command Memorial Affairs Coordinator in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
About the Position: This position is located in the Casualty Assistance Center, Directorate of Human Resources, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Fort Leonard Wood is located in the beautiful South-Central Missouri Ozarks. The Fort covers more than 61,000 acres and is located in Pulaski County, bordering Waynesville/St. Robert and Interstate 44. St. Louis is a 2-hour drive east and Springfield is a 1-hour drive west of Fort Leonard Wood. SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Plan and execute Memorial affairs operations in support of Casualty Affairs and Mortuary Affairs Program.
Coordinate appropriate funeral honors for all interments and exhumations, occurring on Army cemeteries.
Advise units in the Casualty AOR, Commanders, and Survivors on establishment of Memorials in memory and in honor of Fallen Soldiers or other significant individuals.
Monitor on-post funeral details for repatriations and individual requests that fall into the area of responsibility.
Prepare invitational orders to bring Survivors to the funeral.
Maintain database of all Military Funeral Honors provided within area of responsibility.
Conditions of Employment
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. Must be willing to work on-call and/or irregular tours of duty to include nights, weekends, and holidays (24 hours a day 7 days a week). Incumbent is required to use a government computer and cellular phone while on call. A personal background investigation will be required.
This position is a TERM position, Not to Exceed 14 May 2022. Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE 14 May 2022 by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. Position may be filled as a term appointment NTE 14 May 2022, if the candidate is not a current Army employee. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of eight years. In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. To qualify at the GS-07 level: To qualify based on experience, your resume must show that you have one year of specialized experience which includes: executing operations of a military funeral honors; preparing defense travel orders; inputting information in to a database; applying regulations and policies to funeral details and cemetery operations; providing administrative support; assisting units in casualty areas of responsibility; and providing compassion and appropriate tact dealing with all employees, family, military and external organizations involved in support of the casualty operations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
To qualify at the GS-07 level: To qualify based on education, you must have one full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. Time in Grade Requirement for GS-07: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05). To qualify at the GS-09 level: To qualify based on experience, your resume must show that you have one year of specialized experience which includes: assisting in the planning and executing Memorial affairs operations; arranging and coordinating personnel for all military funeral honors in area of responsibility; preparing travel orders via defense travel system; maintaining database of all military funeral honors; coordinating with external organizations to augment delivery of Military Funeral Honors; applying regulations and policies to funeral details and cemetery operations; providing administrative support and assistance to other Casualty employees; providing technical assistance to units in casualty areas of responsibility; coordinating funeral honors on all Army cemeteries assigned to area of responsibility; and providing compassionate and appropriate tact dealing with all employees, family, military and external organizations involved in support of the casualty operations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
To qualify at the GS-09 level: To qualify based on education, you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. Time in Grade Requirement for GS-09 level: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07). All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcements. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Administration and ManagementInterpersonal SkillsPartneringTechnical Competence
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
Required to use a government computer or cell while on call. Incumbent subject to work on-call and/or irregular tours of duty. Incumbent is subject to successful completion of a background investigation. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Installation Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Fort Leonard Wood employees may have the following available to them: work out facilities, golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts, rental program (e.g. pop up campers, trailers), ample free parking, a youth center and childcare services. Fort Leonard Wood employees may also have access to the Fort Leonard Wood Lake of the Ozark Recreational Area (LORA). LORA is a great place to get away from all the worries of everyday life.