Funeral Director/Embalmer

at SCI Shared Resources, LLC in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

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Compassionately facilitates funeral arrangement discussions with deceased next of kin and presides over visitation, funeral, and graveside services in accordance with family’s wishes; company expectations; and local, state, or federal laws. May perform Embalming responsibilities. As the licensed Funeral Director, responsible for the compliance with all mortuary, health, and vital statistics regulation compliance within the funeral establishment(s).


+ Performs on-call responsibilities including: taking first calls, talking with families, answering questions, providing initial details, and; conducting transfers

+ Supervises and cares for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks such as: verifying identification; obtaining authorization for embalming; embalming; dressing, styling hair and/or applying cosmetics; preparing cremated remains

+ Arranges and conducts funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures

+ Negotiates and enters into funeral contracts.

+ Handles contracts, legal documents, and collection of payment in accordance with company policies

+ Ensures client families are informed of special recognition/services available for veterans and ensures the delivery of selected recognition/services

+ Arranges for the interment or cremation of human remains

+ Confirms authorization to proceed with the service arrangements

+ Supervises/assists in funeral services by: supervising the parking of cars; ushering; driving funeral vehicles; assisting at chapel and church services; assisting at the cemetery; delivering of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families; setting up and removal of chairs, and; participating at special functions

+ Ensures adherence to all applicable professional, municipal, provincial/state and federal licensing authority, regulations and rules

+ Provides aftercare in absence of Family Service Counselor

+ Ensures potential pre-need referrals are shared with Family Service Counselors

+ Prepares and accurately completes documents and online entries related to services, cremations, maintenance

+ Retains heritage and grows market share through active involvement with community, religious and other organizations



+ High School diploma or equivalent

+ Completion of a dual degree training program at an accredited mortuary college or technical school specializing in funeral and mortuary science as required by state/province law and as prescribed by each state board


+ Embalmer, Apprentice or Funeral Director, Apprentice as required by state/provincial law

+ 2 years directly related experience preferred


+ Must meet all licensing requirements in applicable state/province as required by law and as prescribed by each state board

+ Current state/province issued driver’s license with an acceptable driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Basic knowledge of religious and fraternal organizations customs.

+ Knowledge of computers and some software including MS Office products required

+ High level of compassion and integrity

+ Good communication skills

+ Problem solving skills

+ Ability to multi task and set priorities

+ Detail oriented

Postal Code: 72901

Category (Portal Searching): Operations

Job Location: US-AR – Fort Smith

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Job Posting: JC225517884

Posted On: Oct 06, 2022

Updated On: Feb 09, 2023

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