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Grounds Worker

Company: All Souls Cemetery | All Souls Mortuary
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

GROUNDSWORKER
 
Location: All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach
Status: Non Exempt, Full Time
(6 Open Positions)
 
What We Are looking For
 
In joining our team, you are joining a dynamic group of diverse individuals  committed to the Corporal Works of Mercy. For us, what we do is much more than a job or a career. If you feel called to be of service, we invite you to explore our career opportunities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Works in the direct interment/entombment of the deceased, or disinterment/dis-entombment of remains.  Trims memorials and monuments on cemetery grounds.  Maintains cemetery grounds and buildings under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor.  Full time position requires 40 hours per week.  Overtime is required as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.
  • Sets up graves for interment services, seals vaults, backfills and tamps graves, replaces sod; trims all memorials and monuments on cemetery grounds.
  • Sets up tents as necessary; handles and stores dirt sheets and greens.
  • Mow, edges, sweeps lawns.
  • Removes flowers; cares for vases.
  • Prunes, fertilizes and waters the grounds.
  • Cares for flower beds and areas around buildings.
  • Raises graves and memorials; levels lawn.
  • Cleans automobiles and equipment.
  • Driving Cemetery Vehicles and/or equipment.
  • Cleans office and performs janitorial maintenance.
  • Gathers and removes trash.
  • Acts as funeral attendant; assists priests, patrons and funeral directors as necessary.
  • Performs other cemetery tasks as directed by Supervisor.
  • Maintains good personal appearance; conducts self in a manner befitting funerals and respect for the dead.
  • Responsible for safe and careful handling of all cemetery property and equipment; makes certain of its proper use and security.
  • Makes certain all equipment is clean and stored properly; informs Supervisor of any needed maintenance or repairs to equipment, or buildings.
  • Ground worker in small cemeteries operates backhoe and performs minor maintenance work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:
  • Valid Driver’s License, good driving record and automobile insurance.
  • General education sufficient to understand and observe written and oral instructions, directions and safety rules.
  • Previous experience in grounds-care helpful.
  • Training in lawn maintenance and landscaping equipment, excavation safety -- all on the job training.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.
  • Application of on-the-job training in procedures and safety practices.
  • Basic edging and trimming equipment operation and repair.
Skill in:
  • Acquiring necessary skills from on-the-job training.
Ability to:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Complete job on own after initial instruction from Supervisor.
  • Write, read, and follow instructions
 
Physical and Environmental Requirements
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands and arms.
Our Benefits include:
  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Mental Health Services (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Pension Plan
  • 403B Plan
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Discount Programs (24hr Fitness, LA Fitness, Hotel Engine, Great Work Perks*)
  • *Great Work Perks (Amusement Parks, Car Rentals & Hotel, Restaurant, and Shopping discounts)

 

Keywords: All Souls Cemetery | All Souls Mortuary, Long Beach , Grounds Worker, Other , Long Beach, California

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