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  Salary: $13.82 Per Hour
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

Graduation from high school or GED and considerable experience operating a backhoe. The equivalent combination of education, training and related work experience may be considered.

A valid driver’s license is required.

NOTE: Weekend on-call duty rotation is required on alternating weekends.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Considerable ability to operate a backhoe.

• Knowledge of cemetery grounds maintenance materials, methods, equipment, procedures and operations.

• Skilled in the use of basic hand tools and operation of grounds maintenance equipment.

• Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.

• Ability to understand and carry out specific oral and written instructions and work without close supervision.

• Ability to communicate with people under highly stressful conditions with exceptional tact and a caring demeanor.

• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Specific Duties

• Locates and sells cemetery lots.

• Assists supervisor to ensure excavation at correct location, coordination with monument company, funeral homes and grave site owners.

• Opens and closes graves.

• Operates trucks, tractors, backhoes, and other mechanized equipment.

• Keeps accurate work records and reports in a timely manner.

• Performs routine maintenance on tools and equipment.

• Performs maintenance procedures, using hand tools and operating equipment such as backhoe, loader, blower, tamper, auger, water pump, mower, and trimmer.

• Assists with worker order system, keep track of graves that have been sodded/seeded and/or need sod/seed.

• Keeps track of daily maintenance performed, and supplies and materials used. Makes recommendation to supervisor on supplies and materials needed.

• Procures supplies, parts and materials required for daily maintenance and repair work.

• Assists with office duties, answers phones, deals with public; enters burial information in computer, meets and discusses burial arrangements with funeral directors and families.

• Keeps work and employee records.

• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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