Funeral Director in Charge Position Available in Ocala

Posted By: Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS Career Center , Positions Available , News ,

Gratitude and Compassion, LLC is a fast growing Funeral Services provider in North Central Florida. We are locally owned and operated with a group of partners who share a common belief that the key to industry success is fostering a great team environment, in order to provide the best service to our community.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Provides knowledgeable and caring support to family and friends of deceased; meets with family and/or friends of the deceased to discuss the nature and time of funeral arrangements to be conducted.

Responsible for compliance of location within Florida Statutes.

Tactfully discusses the options and preference for disposition of the remains; addresses and explains the costs of the funeral with family and/or friends of the deceased.

Coordinates practical arrangements for the funeral that are respectful, professional, timely, and sensitive. This may include transferring the body to the burial site, providing transportation of the family, or arranging visitations and services.

Coordinates the transfer of the body or remains to the funeral home.

Performs mortuary services (embalming and cosmetics).

Provides instructions to the Funeral Attendant(s) regarding times, rooms, and arrangements.

Schedules clergy and pallbearers, answering any questions about their specific duties.

Makes arrangements with cemeteries for scheduling, opening, and closing of facilities and gravesites, as necessary.

Oversees the issuance of death notices, obituaries, and related paperwork to government agencies and preferred newspapers or other appropriate media.

Ensures paperwork is filed in a timely and orderly manner, consulting with family to obtain accurate and necessary information for completion.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities:

Ability to manage distressing and stressful situations with sensitivity and care.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Thorough understanding of methods for comforting people during grief.

Thorough understanding of laws related to funerals and funeral arrangements.

Ability to promptly and accurately execute required legal paperwork.

Ability to perform mortuary services.

Detail-oriented and extremely organized.

Demonstrates professionalism, ethical behavior, and professional appearance.

Demonstrates a positive attitude, cultivates a team environment and demonstrates gratitude and compassion to every family we serve.

Participates in community outreach as assigned.

Participates in on-call rotation.

Completes additional tasks as assigned.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Education and Experience:

Florida Funeral Director and Embalmer License in good standing (minimum one year experience preferred).

At least two years of funeral home experience required.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to traverse a variety of locations and terrains in all weather conditions.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

Anticipated Start Date: 3/14/2022

Application Deadline: 3/14/2021

For more information and to apply, contact kylej@robertsfunerals.com.