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Funeral Service Managers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services.
  • Direct and supervise work of embalmers, funeral attendants, death certificate clerks, cosmetologists, or other staff.
  • Schedule funerals, burials, or cremations.
  • Sell funeral services, products, or merchandise to clients.
  • Monitor funeral service operations to ensure that they comply with applicable policies, regulations, and laws.
  • Offer counsel and comfort to families and friends of the deceased.
  • Negotiate contracts for prearranged funeral services.
  • Respond to customer complaints, legal inquiries, payment negotiations, or other post-service matters.
  • Plan and implement changes to service offerings to meet community needs or increase funeral home revenues.
  • Direct or monitor administrative, support, repair, or maintenance services for funeral homes.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Autopsy tables or accessories
  • Cadaver carriers
  • Cadaver lifter or transfer devices
  • Mortuary aspirators
  • Protective gloves

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Word processing software

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