Career Opportunities

Start the New Year with a new and fulfilling career. Ertel Funeral Home is looking for a dedicated and diligent team member. Someone who is kind and compassionate with a caring and supportive attitude and who is committed to helping others.  If you are looking for a unique career with growth potential, and with a company that has been in business and locally owned for 100 years, please send  your resume and a cover letter to Ertel Funeral Home, 42 N. Market St., Cortez, CO 81321; or e-mail to we@ertelcare.com. No phone calls or walk ins please.


Funeral Director


Responsibilities to include:


  • Meet with families to explain services and make funeral, cremation and interment arrangements
  • Explain cremation and embalming options
  • Help families determine the date, time, and location of ceremonies
  • Consulting with families to obtain accurate and necessary information for the death  certificate
  • Provide pricing information and preparing contracts
  • File paperwork necessary to obtain a death certificate
  • File paperwork necessary for insurance claims
  • Issuance of death notices and obituaries
  • Transfer the body to the funeral home
  • Obtaining documents and permits necessary for interment and cremation
  • Assist in preparing the deceased’s body: embalming, dressing, cosmetically enhancing, andcasketing
  • Providing visitation, funeral, graveside, and interment services
  • Make arrangements with cemeteries for scheduling, opening and closing of facilities and  gravesites
  • Perform a variety of tasks to help funerals run smoothly
  • Driving Hearse and Limousines as needed
  • Answer phones and address inquiries and set appointments in a timely manner
  • Operation and over site of the crematory
  • Building and grounds maintenance as needed
  • Cemetery set up and operation of equipment for graveside services
  • Clean, store and move funeral equipment as needed to set up and clean up after funeral   services
  • Available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and to be on call
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Required skills and abilities:


  • High school diploma (preferred advanced education)
  • Compassion for families during their time of loss
  • Ability to manage distressing and stressful situations with sensitivity and care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Detail oriented and extremely organized
  • Ability to focus for extended periods of time
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software
  • Complete the NFDA Certified Crematory Operator certification
  • Valid Drivers license
  • Physically strong and dexterous; capable of lifting 75 pounds or more


Ertel Funeral Home
Phone: (970) 565-3468 | Fax: (970) 565-0628
42 N Market Street, Cortez, CO 81321


Certified Crematory

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