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Grounds Worker Bilingual (Spanish/English)

San Fernando Mission Cemtery, Mission Hills

Posted 4/1/2017 until 5/1/2017

Description:

Works in the direct interment/entombment of the deceased, or disinterment/disentombment 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.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
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 flowerbeds and areas around buildings.
• Raises graves and memorials; levels lawn.
• Cleans automobiles and 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.

Requirements:

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.
• Lift heavy objects and equipments.
• Lift objects weighing a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and be able to lift heavier objects with the aid of other grounds workers.
• Handle grave set-ups, tins and sod carefully.
• Operate standard office equipment and computer.
• Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:
http://archla.org/employmentpdf

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to: employment@la-archdiocese.org
 
Please send the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Grounds Worker, San Fernando Mission - Mission Hills
 
WALK IN APPLICATIONS WELCOME

Information/Application Contact:

San Fernando Mission Cemtery, Mission Hills
11160 Stranwood Ave.
Mission Hills CA 91345
FAX: (213) 637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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