Full Job Description
- Coordinates and manages the mortuary affairs cases for the Army Support Activity, Fort Dix and the disposition of remains.
- Completes and creates individual travel orders for the survivors families to attend dignified transfers.
- Briefs Casualty Notification Officers and Assistance Officers on the process of making proper notifications and assistance to our surviving family members.
- Assist Commanders in providing assistance with setting up unit memorials and honors.
- Process and coordinate for payment of Death Gratuity, Survivor Benefits, Dependent indemnity Compensation and Life Insurance.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
- If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
- Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
- Performs 24-hour casualty assistance duties and must be immediately available to respond.
- Employee will be required to work irregular tours of duty to include nights, weekends, and holidays
- Employee must maintain training in applicable policies, techniques, tactics, and procedures.
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.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Processing deaths of individuals and/or multiple deaths; 2) Serving as a member of a response team in the evacuation and identification of remains at an accident site; and 3) Involvement in emergency and evacuation planning. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).
Education: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Mortuary Science or Funeral Service. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).
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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Administration and Management
- Interpersonal Skills
- Oral Communication
- Technical Competence