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The Veterans Cemetery Manager is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Manages the operations of the Veterans Cemetery and assists in the development of operational procedures and directives. Supervises interment operations which includes coordinating with funeral directors and family members to schedule and ensure proper committal services. Assists with the hiring and training of cemetery staff and ensures sufficient coverage to provide interment eligibility counseling, proper burials, and maintenance of cemetery grounds and equipment. Forecasts cemetery improvement and expansion needs, provides input for annual budget, and assists in the coordination for requesting federal grants for improvement. Oversees and provides support for Memorial Day ceremonial events and coordinates with military officials and veteran service organizations to maintain adequate honor guard support and other services. Provides periodic activity reports to the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Director and attends staff meetings as required Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting as it relates to program management. Knowledge of data processing and agency software systems operations. Knowledge of military affairs and protocol. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and compliance of administrative operations and programs. Ability to supervise, plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to interpret laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines governing cemetery operations. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with veterans, veterans groups, and officials with civilian and governmental agencies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and coordinate training activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in management, administration, business administration, or related field; plus five years of experience in program management, administration, or business administration including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBS


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