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Job Title:Military Funeral Honor Program Coordinator

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:Army 13-033

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$38,790.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Thursday, March 07, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Draper, UT United StatesView Map


United States Citizens




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Utah National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Utah National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Utah National Guard.

Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager".  Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy.  This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission. 

If you do not receive the “Confirmation of your Submission” page or have questions regarding the use of USA Jobs please contact the HRO at 801-432-4241 or 801-432-4239.


  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Shift work may be required.


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This position is located in the State Military Personnel Office (MILPO) of the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of the position is to serve as the primary point of contact, coordinator, and manager of the daily functions of the Military Funeral Honors Program, and serve as the advisor for questions regarding Military Funeral Honors and to provide Casualty Assistance as required.  Performs program development and the coordination of functions for the Military Funeral Honors Program (MFHP), which provides military funeral honor ceremonies for service members and veterans.  The position serves as an agency coordinator for the statewide MFHP in promotion and coordination of the program through the education of the State’s National Guard, active component, veteran’s service organizations, and other Veteran’s advocacy groups.  Develops, implements, interprets, and publishes SOPs, policies, operating regulations, and procedures.  Plans, develops, schedules, and makes recommendations for changes to MFHP.  Responsible for creating a cooperative network of agencies, organizations, and individuals whose interactions can lead to an improved Military Funeral Honors Program.  Develops, manages, and coordinates MFHP training for the state.  Is responsible for maintaining the documentation and recording the certifications into the various NGB required systems.   Recruits, organizes, and trains National Guardsmen from within the Guard communities to render Military Funeral Honors in a professional and dignified manner.  The Military Funeral Honors Manager coordinates with NGB and the Regional Casualty Assistance Coordinator (CAC) for assistance and support in the conducting of training for the Military Funeral Honors/Casualty Assistance Programs in support of the State’s Program.  Serves as the primary point of contact, coordinator, and advisor for questions regarding Military Funeral Honors and/or Casualty Assistance.  Receives request for Honor Guard support, verifies eligibility, and assigns appropriate Funeral Honors Staff to perform the ceremony.  Provides advisory services to family members of deceased military members (current and former), and serves as a liaison between the family, funeral directors, veterans services organizations, Veterans Affairs offices, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Regional CAC, and other military services. Provides assistance to the family members by advising them of the deceased member’s entitlements and provides information or assistance with filling out any required forms.  Maintains files and libraries of current funeral/casualty assistance material including policies, procedures, and guidance from Department of Defense (DoD), NGB, Regional CAC, and the Veterans Administration.  Coordinates with the Regional CAC, funeral home, Honor Guard Teams, supporting military units, and each Casualty Assistance Officer/Casualty Notification Officer (CAO/CNO) to ensure all requests for funerals and casualty assistance are supported.  The Military Funeral Honors Program Coordinator (MFHPC) also interacts with the community by providing briefings on the capabilities of the program, eligibility requirements, and procedures to receive Honors, as well as the training for Military Funeral Honors.   The MFHPC works with various community Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to provide certification for their Honor Guard Teams.   Also works to develop a cooperative network of organizations and individuals whose interaction can lead a network of professional honor guard teams in all regions of the state.  MFHPC is responsible for consolidation of Military Funeral Honor’s expense information used to make estimates for the program’s annual operating budget.  MFHPC participates in the establishment and control of fiscal programs necessary to ensure compliance with applicable state funding rules and regulations.  MFHPC sets up controls to monitor expenses during the year and recommends budget adjustments including restructuring budget allocations to deal with changing situations and changes in the availability of funds.  Maintains and transfers funds between several unrelated appropriated fund accounts.    Serves as the program manager for travel orders, ensuring availability of funds, proper lines of accounting, reviewing orders for appropriate expenditures, and reviewing vouchers prior to submission to travel section for payment of travel claims.  Reconciles un-liquidated obligations to maximize funds utilization and may serve on the Program Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC).  May direct the daily activities of a small staff assigned to assist in carrying out the operations of the state program.  Assures the effective and efficient administration of activities supervised.  Plans work to be accomplished by the team, responsible for setting and adjusting short term priorities.  Assigns work to team members based on their capabilities.  Provides input to the supervisor on performance evaluations.  Advises, counsels, or instructs new employees on both work and administrative matters.  May participate in interviewing candidates for vacant positions and recommends selections, evaluates and enacts minor disciplinary measures, identifies training needs of employees and assures the conduct of such training, and develops performance standards.   Serves as representative at conferences and meetings for Military Funeral Honors Programs.  Performs other duties as assigned.


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LOCATION OF POSITION:  G1, Family Programs, Riverton, Utah





MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE:  Vacant


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has known promotion potential.




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed.


1. Knowledge of applicable military regulations, policies and procedures related the job.

2. Ability to work with enternal and external organizations to accomplish the mission objectives

3. Ability to maintain required database information and use of funds.

4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

5. Ability to coordinate personnel, events and multiple time schedule.

GS-09 requires 24 months of specialized experience.

GS-07 requires 12 months of specialized experience.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Soldiers who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For addtional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For addtional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the  National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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Each applicant must FULLY SUBSTANTIATE on their application how they meet the requirements listed in the specialized experience area; otherwise applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Applications will be evaluated solely on information supplied in the application (OF 612) or resume. Experience will be evaluated based on relevance to the position for which application is being made. Include job titles, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, duties/accomplishments, employer(s) name and address, and supervisor(s) name/phone number and permission to contact


To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.


Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, March 07, 2013

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 846754. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.


Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2.      Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.




For this job announcement the following document is required:

  • Current Resume 

To submit the document requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


Martina L. Conner
Phone: (801)432-4239
Fax: (801)523-4700
Agency Information:
Utah National Guard
Human Resources Office
12953 S Minuteman Drive
Attn HRO Jodie
Draper, UT
Fax: (801)523-4700


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


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