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The Embalmers and Funeral Directors’ Investigator is responsible for investigating complaints and violations received for funeral homes, funeral directors, embalmers, crematories, mortuary service firms,

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Investigates Funeral Establishment Type A â€Â“ full service firms, Funeral Establishment Type B – mortuary service firms, Funeral Establishment Type C – crematories, and Funeral Establishment Type D â€Â“ transport service firms; checks the apprenticeship programs for compliance with the rules and regulations governing funeral homes, embalming practices, licenses, and registrations. Records deficiencies on violation report forms, discusses findings and recommendations with management, and sets compliance deadlines. Collects evidence of violations by thoroughly examining all aspects of the violations and documenting all discussions and activities during the investigation to be used as documentary evidence in disciplinary proceedings. Conducts random field investigations on alleged violations and responds to questions from establishments and the general public. Assists in the administration of the State Board Examinations for funeral home, embalming, crematory, and mortuary services, and transport service firm licensing. Testifies at disciplinary proceedings to present findings as needed. Conducts inspections of establishments as deemed necessary. 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 home, embalming, crematories, mortuary service firms, transport service firms, and apprenticeship program licensing. Knowledge of investigative, interviewing and inspection techniques and methods. Ability to conduct compliance investigations and examinations, compile and analyze data and prepare reports. 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; plus one year of experience in funeral home or related inspection and/or investigation.

Required Certificates:

Must be licensed as an Embalmer and Funeral Director by the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors in accordance with ACA 17-29-301 through 303. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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