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Date:  Jul 30, 2022
Req ID:  13685

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Anticipated Starting Salary:  36154.98

Position Number: 2216-9278 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 12/03/2021 

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154.98

Funeral Services Division  


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Employment in this position is subject to a background check and six (6) month initial period for employment review.  Direct deposit is required for employment per Act 1887 of 2005 and 5% mandatory contribution to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System (APERS).   New employees hired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 plan with a three (3) percent automatic deduction with an initial ninety (90) day opt out period from date to hire. 

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to champion economic opportunities through strategic initiatives and an equitable regulatory environment that attracts and grows businesses, safeguards consumers, enhances workforce quality, and energizes our infrastructure, creating a better quality of life for all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: X088C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Embalmers and Funeral Directors’ Investigator is responsible for investigating complaints and violations received for funeral homes, funeral directors, embalmers, crematories, mortuary service firms, and vehicle transport service firms and checking apprenticeship programs and/or licensees for compliance with state and federal embalmer and funeral director laws. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Investigates Funeral Establishment Type A – full service firms, Funeral Establishment Type B - mortuary service firms, Funeral Establishment Type C - crematories, and Funeral Establishment Type D – 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.


Frequent in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.


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.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock