POSITION SUMMARY: Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family and other authorized persons to arrange the details of mortuary services, including selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Obtain information needed to complete legal documents, such as death certificates and burial permits. • Consult with families and friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice, casket selection, or plans for services. • Perform embalming duties and oversee in the preparation and care of the remains of people who have died. • Contact cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves. • Removed deceased remains from place of death. • Arrange for clergy members to perform needed services. • Provide information on funeral service options, products, or merchandise and maintain casket display area. • Offer counsel and comfort to bereaved families and friends. • Maintain financial records order merchandise or repair accounts. • Plan and coordinate funerals, burials, or cremations, including arranging details such as floral delivery and the time and place of services. • Close caskets and lead funeral cortège to church or burial sites. • Direct preparations and shipment of bodies for out-of-state burial. • Inform survivors of benefits for which they may be eligible. • Provide or arrange transportation between sites for the remains, mourners, pallbearers, clergy and family. • Additional duties, as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Basic Skills • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Talking to others to convey information effectively. • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. • Monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Social Skills • Social perceptiveness, which is being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. • Coordination with adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. • Service orientation mentality, which is actively looking for ways to help people. • Negotiation tactics including bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. • Instructing and teaching others how to perform a task.
Physical Demands The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, reach and lift with arms, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to frequently lift more than 100 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The employee is working in an environment that is occasionally in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), with fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and infectious diseases. The employee may also work in outdoor weather conditions, with extreme cold or extreme heat.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Years of Experience None, will train right candidate Education High school diploma or G.E.D. License, Certificate or Registration Funeral Director Certification required
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.
Heer Mortuaries and Crematory is an equal opportunity employer