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Position Description

Employee works as the leader of the Cemetery Grounds crew and is directly responsible for the overall landscaping, and general appearance of Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries. Directly responsible for the supervision, training, safety, equipment operation, and performance of Cemetery staff. Performs a wide variety of grounds keeping, landscaping, and maintenance duties. Including but not limited to:

  • Maintains the grounds at Rose Hill and White Oak Cemeteries
  • Performs turf repair, leaf raking, weeding/mowing, trash removal and mulching
  • Performs regular maintenance of mowers and weed eaters, hand tools and keeps shop clean
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. assist Landscaping and Vegetation Management crews, monument repairs, etc.)

Training/Special Skills

  • Must have the ability to properly assign the necessary resources to complete the job assignment in an efficient and safe manner and in compliance with maintenance standards. Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of zero-turn and rear discharge mowers. Minimum of one year experience.
  • Skills in the safe operation of trucks, equipment trailers, riding mowers, push mowers, tractors, weed eaters, chainsaws, power tools, hand tools, and other related grounds keeping equipment.
  • Must have the ability to train, motivate, supervise, direct, and evaluate the work performance of subordinates.
  • Working knowledge of mechanics and ability to perform safety/maintenance equipment inspections.
  • Must be self-motivated, and have the ability to interact and work well with the public and other employees.
  • Must be reliable, punctual, have the ability to follow oral and written direction, and be capable of performing physically demanding work.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License and maintain a good driving record.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions

Must be in good physical condition. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is exerted by the employee in the setup and operation of equipment; including frequent bending, stooping, and the movement of extremities to operate equipment and perform work tasks. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is frequently required for extended periods of time in the lifting and loading of equipment and tools. Employee must be physically capable of lifting weights in excess of 50 pounds. Employee performs duties in and out of doors, in varying weather conditions, and is periodically exposed to work sites with traffic, noise, dust, and vehicle and equipment fumes.

Hours

8 hours per day, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 40 hour work week, except holidays and during periods of inclement weather.

Season

March 23 – October 30. Term of employment not to exceed nine months.

Immediate Supervisor

Landscaping and Cemeteries Working Foreperson

Salary

$16.50 per hour

Applicants for this position are subject to a criminal history background check. Direct deposit is a required condition of employment.