In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the evaluation and monitoring of funeral and embalming practices.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs reviews of funeral homes and crematories for compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations; interprets federal and state regulations regarding facilities; interviews witnesses, complainants, and others to obtain information; secures evidence in the form of statements, documents, records and exhibits which may be used in administrative hearings and/or court proceedings; collects and evaluates data; compiles information; prepares reports on facilities for compliance with pertinent federal and state laws and regulations and communicates results; maintains records of compliance reviews and subsequent recommendations; recommends corrective action as needed; provides consultation to licensed facilities and to unlicensed facilities to bring them into compliance with laws and regulations; assesses outstanding corrective actions and follow-up items; answers public inquiries; may participate in administrative and legal proceedings; may conduct surveillance; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the funeral industry; knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; ability to perform compliance reviews; knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of principles and practices of evaluation, compliance and quality improvement; knowledge of relevant professional terminology; knowledge of the fundamental principles and practices of safety and sanitation methods; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with funeral industry representatives, funeral directors, embalmers, staff and the general public; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience as a licensed embalmer.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain an Embalmer Licensure in Connecticut.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.