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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

Salary Breakdown

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Average

$46,890

ANNUAL

$22.54

HOURLY

Entry Level

$36,190

ANNUAL

$17.4

HOURLY

Mid Level

$46,015

ANNUAL

$22.13

HOURLY

Expert Level

$55,840

ANNUAL

$26.85

HOURLY


Current Available & Projected Jobs

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

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Current Available Jobs

290

Projected job openings through 2024


Top Expected Tasks

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

KNOWLEDGE

Clerical

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

KNOWLEDGE

Sales and Marketing

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Coordination

SKILL

Service Orientation

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Speech Clarity

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Speech Recognition

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity


Job Opportunities

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

  • Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice
    SCI Shared Resources, LLC    Mesa, AZ 85213
     Posted 18 days    

    Our associates celebrate lives. We celebrate our associates.

    Consider the possibilities of joining a Great Place to Work!

    Under the guidance of a licensed funeral director, implements choices made by the families’ legal representatives regarding the funeral, final disposition of the body and memorialization of the individual. Provides customer service in all areas of funeral arrangements, cremation ceremonies and internment to assist families following the loss of a loved one. Provides exemplary personalized and professional service.

    **JOB RESPONSIBILITIES**

    + 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

    **MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS**

    **Education**

    + High School diploma or equivalent

    + Completion of or currently enrolled in 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

    **Experience**

    + Typically requires a minimum of 6 months experience in a funeral home, crematory or cemetery

    **Certification/Licenses**

    + Must meet all licensing requirements in applicable state/province as required by law 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 Suite required

    + High level of compassion and integrity

    + Good communication skills

    + Problem solving skills

    + Ability to multi task and set priorities

    + Detail oriented

    Postal Code: 85206

    Category (Portal Searching): Operations

    Job Location: US-AZ - Mesa

    **Req ID:** Req.94828

    **Position Type:** Part time

    **Who we are. What we do.**

    We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.

    We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

    _"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates._

    **Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V**


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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