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Grounds Worker Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights

Posted 8/7/2018 until 1/31/2019

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:
• 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 our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf 

 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
 
Please submit the email with the following subject line: 
Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​​​​​




Information/Application Contact:

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Rowland Heights
3424 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: (213) 637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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