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The Embalmers and Funeral Directors Inspector is responsible for inspecting Funeral Establishments Type A – full service funeral firms, Funeral Establishment Type B –

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Conducts routine inspections of funeral homes, embalming prep rooms, crematories, and mortuary establishments, and apprenticeship programs for compliance with the rules and regulations governing funeral home and embalming practices, licenses, and registrations. Records deficiencies on violation report forms, discusses findings and recommendations with management, and sets compliance deadlines. Collects evidence when violations are detected by thoroughly examining all aspects of the violations and documenting discussions and activities during the investigation to be used as documentary evidence in disciplinary proceedings. Supervises apprenticeship programs for potential licensees and audits records of facility/owner apprenticeship programs to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Provides assistance to complainants, establishments, the governing board, and the general public by collecting information, conducting field investigations of alleged violations, preparing violation reports, and responding to questions. Assists in the administration of the State Board Examinations for funeral home, embalming, crematory, and mortuary services, and transport service firm licensing. Serves and executes any papers or process issued by a court or the governing board. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing funeral homes, embalming, crematories, mortuary service firms, and transport service firm operations. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding funeral homes, embalming, crematories, and mortuary service firms, transport service firms, and apprenticeship program licensing. Ability to conduct compliance inspections and examinations. Ability to identify compliance deficiencies and recommend corrective action. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports and provide testimony.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five consecutive years of active experience as an embalmer and funeral director licensed in the state of Arkansas in accordance with ACA § 17-29-205.

Required Certificates:

Licensed as an embalmer and funeral director in accordance with ACA 17-29-301 through 303. A valid driver’s license is required. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by t


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