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MILITARY HONOR GUARD SPECIALIST LEAD

Recruitment #19-003702-0001

GRADE

9

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 Old Bay Lane, Havre DeGrace, MD  21078

2620 Winchester St., Baltimore, MD  21216

Main Purpose of Job

Participates as a uniformed Team Leader and member of Honor Guard Funeral Details IAW MDNG Reg. 600-25 and Maryland Article 65, Section 6. Represents the State of Maryland and Military Department in actions related to Honor Guards for Burial Services of Military Veterans.

POSITION DUTIES

Leads, coordinates, assigns and reviews the tasks of team members performing Military Funeral Ceremonies.

Conducts regular inspections of team uniforms, equipment, vehicles, weapons and supplies.

Performs tasks in any of a number of specialized team positions such as pall bearing, folding and/or presentation of the United States Flag according to standard procedures.

Executes military drill and ceremony maneuvers.

Operates, maintains and safeguards military weapons.

Travels frequently within an assigned geographical area.

Prepares various reports.

Conducts drill and ceremony training and instructions for funeral details.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience serving as a uniformed honor guard at burial services for veterans.

Note: Candidates may substitute additional experience as a uniformed honor guard at burial services for veterans on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification, with exception of those functioning as buglers, are required to meet the following criteria per National Guard Bureau regulation 600-25:

a) Be active or retired members of the Maryland National Guard or retired in good standing from the Armed Forces of the United States.

b) Successfully complete an eight hour gun safety and usage weapons class.

c) Successfully complete one hundred and forty hours of honor guard training including eighty hours of attendance at the Army or Air Force Honor Guard School.

2 Employees in this classification must have completed Military Basic Training.

3 Employees in this classification are required to successfully pass all physical fitness standards, appearance and training requirements set forth in Army Regulation 600-9 and Air Force Instruction 40-502, effective April 2002.

4. Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to
demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of
of firearms on a periodic basis.

5. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in
accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for
Illegal Use of Drugs.


6. Employees in this classification must not be under any disciplinary action and are subject to background investigations, including regular criminal history checks.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of candidates eligible for hire.

 

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

 

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire.

 

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the State application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please

mail your application by the closing date to:

MD Military Department

angela.stokes1@maryland.gov

ATTN: Angela Stokes

29th Division St., Rm B10

Baltimore, MD 21201

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.