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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Mortuary Office Specialist in Whittier, California

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Take First Calls, insure decedents are picked up, and ensure all Death Certificates are completed in accordance with state, federal, and Company rules and regulations.


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Take First Calls and take action to obtain doctor information, embalming permission, and removal permission.

  • Provide proactive and timely service for all internal and external customers.

  • Create checks for health department fees and outside mortuary fees (task will change when IT enhancements are implemented).

  • Proof death certificates prior to filing to ensure accuracy.

  • Mail out certified copies of death certificates (task will change when IT enhancements are implemented).

  • Comply with state and federal laws, and with established Company rules and regulations by ensuring that documentation to support the disposition of remains are complete, accurate, and filed.

  • Stay updated on changes from Coroners’ Offices, state and county health departments, and the death care industry.

  • Work according to safety standards set by the Company, and by state and federal agencies. Report unsafe conditions to management.

  • Participate in training and skill development opportunities to improve competency and customer service.

  • Report to work on time, work occasional overtime, and maintain standard attendance; must work rotating schedule including weekends, holidays, and hours range from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a business environment (knowledge of Mortuary and/or Cemetery preferred)

  • High School Diploma, or GED

Special Skills

  • Operate Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

  • MS Office Software

  • CA Driver’s License

  • Keyboard at 40 wpm

  • Bilingual a plus

Working Environment

Work seated at a workstation, or standing while filing, in a carpeted, air-conditioned office where the noise volume from coworkers is moderate. Customer service demands and performance failures carry a significant emotional weight. Daily output deadlines must be met, and work must be completed before leaving for the day. Diplomacy, negotiation, and patience are required to work with Medical Doctors and Health Departments. Workloads are highest during the winter holiday season.

Physical Requirements

Incumbent must sit at a computer workstation for prolonged periods of time, stand while filing, lift weight of up to 25lbs., drive a Company vehicle, and walk in outside weather from one area to another.

Equipment / Machines Operated

  • Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS)

  • Computer workstation

  • MS Office software

  • Operate Konica-Minolta Copy Machine, HP Laser Jet Printers, IBM Wheelwriter Typewriters, Toshiba e-Studio 170F Fax Machine and Toshiba Dp85F Fax Machine

  • Company car and van

Postal Code: 90601

Category (Portal Searching): Operations

Job Location: US-CA - Whittier

Req ID: Req.105015

Position Type: Full time

Who we are. What we do.

We are a company committed to supporting families at difficult times. Nowhere will you find a group of caregivers and teams more passionate about the work they do or more invested in the well-being of the families they serve.

The Dignity Memorial name is a symbol of trust and a mark of excellence. As the largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services in North America, we're dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of every loved one with professionalism, compassion and attention to detail that is second to none.

"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

SCI Shared Resources, LLC is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.

On request, we will seek to provide appropriate accessibility options to all applicants with disabilities.