Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
An official website of the United States Government.
Skip Navigation

In This Section

Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Funeral Directing Series, 0050

Individual Occupational Requirements

License Requirement

Applicants must be licensed to practice embalming and funeral directing by a State, territory, or the District of Columbia.

Experience Requirements

All positions in this series require a minimum of 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression. Experience must have been as an embalmer, funeral director, or mortuary officer that included restorative art and cosmetology. It must have required knowledge of the laws governing mortuary activities, including transportation of remains. The experience must also have demonstrated the ability to establish effective working relationships with individuals, groups, and the public.

Applicants for mortuary officer positions must have a thorough knowledge of all phases of a large mortuary program.

Control Panel