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Jan. 8th, 2004 | 09:31 pm

Vacancy Announcement
Department Of The Navy
Navy Field Offices
Vacancy Announcement Number: DE-GTL-04-0008-NR

Opening Date: Monday, January 05, 2004
Closing Date: Friday, January 09, 2004

Position: Mortuary Affairs Specialist
Series & Grade: GS-0050-11/

Salary: 49,917.00 - 64,896.00 USD Annually

Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - North Chicago, IL

Related Job Link: Dept of Navy Announcement & Resume Builder


Who May Apply

All U. S. Citizens.

Additional Duty Location Info

Naval Office of Medical/Dental Affairs
Great Lakes, IL

Major Duties

Selectee will serve as the assistant mortician to the Head of the Branch. Responsible for the day to day administration of the worldwide Mortuary Affairs Program and serves as a technical expert for the processing and delivery of decedent remains. Advises the Navy and Marine Corps commands throughout the world on the handling
and movement of remains. Offers technical assistance in support of overseas mortuaries or contingency scenarios on
the processing of remains of deceased personnel and identity verification to insure there are no discrepancies. Performs embalming, restoration and other preparation of remains for shipment, cremation and or interment. Visits families of deceased Navy and Marine Corps military members killed in action and repatriated to the United States to explain how the remains were individually identified. Manages the Navy's Burial at Sea Program. Monitors the processing and adjudication of funeral and interment claims. Performs supervisory and managerial duties to administrative assistant
and morticians. Develops, monitors, and maintains required reporting system(s) which affect branch operations and the Mortuary Affairs Program. Generates and maintains a data base system designed to generate reports and statistical information for analysis and program development.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must demonstrate possession of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.


Applicants must be licensed to practice embalming and funeral directing by a State, territory, or the District of Columbia.

A copy of your license must accompany your application. Failure to provide documentation will result in an ineligible rating.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. This type of experience must have been as an embalmer, funeral director, or mortuary officer that included restorative art and cosmetology. It must have required knowledge of the laws governing mortuary activities, including transportation of remains. The experience must also have demonstrated the ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals, groups, and the public.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for education outside the U.S., you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

How You Will Be Evaluated

This position will be rated under Delegated Examination Authority (DEA). Applicants who meet the basic eligibility requirements and the experience or applicable education will then be rated on their responses to the following knowledge, skill(s), and abilities. Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100 (not including points that may be assigned for veterans preference). Qualified applicants who do not clearly address the KSA's either in their resume or separately may be assigned a low rating.

Applicants should address the following KSAs on a separate sheet of paper, including their name, social security number and announcement number, and submit it with their application. Provide clear and detailed examples of experience, training, education, and awards that demonstrate proficiency in the KSAs.

1. Knowledge of Mortuary Program.

2. Knowledge of processing and delivery of decedent remains.

3. Ability to establish effective working relationships and speak with individuals, groups and the public.

4. Ability to use automated data processing systems and various software

How To Apply

You may submit the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), Application for Federal Employment (SF-171), a resume or any other written format you choose, along with your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Competitors will be rated on the extent and quality of their experience, education and training, based on their statements and on any additional information submitted. Applicants must state the hours per week worked and starting and ending date (month and year) for all qualifying experience. If your qualifying experience is only part of your job you must show the actual time, such as the number of hours per week or the percentage of time in the position, that you spent doing the qualifying activities in order to receive proper credit. Part-time experience will be prorated in calculating the amount of qualifying experience. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work such as in community, cultural, social services, and professional association activities, on the same basis as for paid experience, provided it is directly related to the job for which you are applying. Therefore, you may report such experience if you feel that it represents qualifying experience for the position for which you are applying.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION: To receive proper consideration, you should submit all of the following information, as applicable. Failure to do so by the closing date may result in a low or ineligible rating.

· Announcement numbers, titles series, and grade.
· Full legal name and mailing address (with zip code), day and evening telephone numbers (with area code).
· Country of citizenship
· Veteran’s preference
· Complete SF-15 with the documentary proof required therein, if you are claiming 10-point veteran’s preference. Documentary proof will not be returned to applicants.
· Copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214), which includes your condition of discharge, if you are claiming 5-point veteran’s preference.
· For experience most relevant to the position, include the name and address of employer, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and ending dates (month and year), job title, salary, a description of your duties, responsibilities, accomplishments, and hours worked per week for each job listed. Indicate whether or not your current supervisor may be contacted. Prepare a separate entry for each job.
· Title/series/grade/dates of highest federal civilian position held.
· For education, include name, city and state of high school/colleges/universities attended as well as date of diploma or GED. Also, include type and year of any degrees received and majors. If no degree, include total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours. Include a copy of transcripts and/or any degree(s).
· To receive credit for relevant training list seminar/course titles, dates, numbers of hours and name of the institutions from which training was received.
· Description of honors, awards, and special qualifications such as language skills, computer skills along with dates and how/where acquired, if relevant to the position.
· Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) as described in that section of this announcement. Failure to address the KSAs may result in a low rating.
· If eligible for ICTAP, applicants must submit copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.

The Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612) can be accessed electronically at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0612.pdf. The Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF 15) can be accessed electronically at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/sf0015.pdf. For additional information regarding this announcement, you may call (215) 408-5620 or the Human Resources Office-Pensacola at (847) 688-2222, extension 13. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have speech disabilities may contact the HRSC-NE by utilizing the TTY/TDD (Teletypewriter/ Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) number (215) 408-4401.


ATTN: CODE 52.1, ANNOUNCEMENT # DE-GTL-04-0008-NR (Darlene Washington)


GREAT LAKES, IL 60088-2920

For information on what happens once you apply, please visit http://www.donhr.navy.mil/HRSC/northeast/DE%20job%20info.doc.

Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted. If this announcement includes a cut-off date(s), completed application packages received by the HRSC-NE on or before the cut-off date will be processed and referred first. Applications must be postmarked no later than the final closing date of this announcement. No extensions will be granted. Use of government paid postage is not permitted for the submission of applications or related correspondence.

NOTE: Once submitted applications and all attachments become property of the Navy and will not be copied or returned. All extraneous documents not specifically requested will not be used.

Other Information

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full Time – Term not to exceed 13 months, but may be extended to a maximum of 4 years (full-time). Permanent competitive career or career-conditional employment CANNOT be gained through this appointment.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period, obtain a security clearance, and meet all certification requirements (depending on the position to be filled) prior to appointment. Some positions may require successful completion of a physical examination, agility test, pre-employment drug test, and/or participation in the Anthrax vaccine immunization program if applying for an emergency essential position. Selectees required to meet one or more of these employment conditions before appointment will receive a tentative offer of employment.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the medical/agility/drug test, lacks the certification requirements, or is unable to obtain a security clearance. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. Citizenship. Candidates selected must enroll in the Direct Deposit of Pay/Electronic Fund Transfer program. A background investigation may be required. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

· Position is Emergency-Essential (E-E). In the event of a conflict or war, a disaster caused by people or nature, the selectee must perform E-E duties to support the assigned Navy Mission.


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Applicants claiming Military Spouse Preference must request the preference as part of the application and provide a copy of the sponsor’s permanent change of station orders showing the spouse as an authorized dependent. Applicants will not receive Military Spouse Preference if the request for Preference and orders are not provided at time of application.

VETERAN PREFERENCE: You must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your application. For additional information regarding veteran’s preference, you may access the following Internet website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/choice.htm

5-POINT PREFERENCE. A 5-point preference is granted to veterans who entered the military service prior to October 15, 1976, or who served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal, including the award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor, November 20, 1995 – December 20, 1996, and Operation Joint Guard, December 20, 1996 – to be determined.

A 5-point preference is also granted to veterans who served on active duty during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992. The law grants preference to anyone who is otherwise eligible and who served on active duty during this period regardless of where the person served or for how long. “Otherwise eligible” means that the person must have been released from the service under honorable conditions and must have served a minimum of two years on active duty, or if a Reservist, must have served the full period for which called to active duty.

If you are claiming a 5-point veteran preference you must provide a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of entitlement.

10-POINT PREFERENCE. You may be entitled to a 10-point veteran preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received the Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a 100% disabled veteran; or, you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran.

If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference, you will need to submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, plus the proof required by that form.

ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. To be well qualified, applicants must receive a score of 85 or higher.

EEO Statements

All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

"The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity staff at (215) 408-5251 to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis."

hopefully I get it!!!!!!

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Ashlee ♪

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from: boxsofrain
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)

ahh, good luck!

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Beautiful Mess

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from: tiffrobyn
date: Jan. 8th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)

That's the government/military for you. More words than you can shake a stick at but it doesn't make any sense.

Good Luck!!

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