HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Specialist in Fort Knox, Kentucky

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

*About the Position: *

This position is located in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, The Adjutant General Directorate, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center, Fort Knox, KY 40122.

This position is Temporary Not-to-Exceed one year but may be extended up to an additional (1) year.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Resolves problems
  • Utilizes various automated personnel systems to verify data
  • Coordinates with multiple agencies
  • Respond to sensitive issues presented by Next-of-Kin, Congress and higher level military officials
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require minimal travel (10%) of the time
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost is not authorized.
  • Enrollment in Career Program: 51
  • Position may require minimal travel (10%) of the time.
  • Should the casualties escalates overseas, shift schedule is required.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or specialized experience requirements described below. 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.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

GS-11 Level - Specialized experience is defined as: Experience interpreting regulations to answer inquiries; utilizing automated systems to maintain databases; utilizing various applications to verify personnel data.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of investigation procedures
  • Knowledge of automated systems
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations
  • Skill in analysis and evaluation
  • Skill in effective written communication

Education Qualification:

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required specialized experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR
  • Completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university OR
  • Related LL.M

(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)

Combining Experience and Education: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education from an accredited college or university and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements and may be computed by first determining education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify for positions at grade GS-11. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education above 1 year by 10. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)

Only degrees from accredited colleges or universities 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 the U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/accred/indes.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be substituted for this position. Please include this information in your application packet.

(Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)

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.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to work shift schedule should the casualties escalate overseas
  • Position may require minimal travel (10%) of the time
Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472100900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $60,210.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-11/11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens, ICTAP,

Control Number: 472100900

Job Announcement Number: SWDM171193341973431D