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Assistant Supervisor

All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach

Posted 11/8/2017 until 1/31/2018


POSITION SUMMARY:Under direct supervision of Supervisor, oversees and supervises workers engaged in providing burial services and maintaining cemetery grounds and equipment.

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.


  • Under direction of the Supervisor, supervises cemetery grounds operation and grounds personnel.
  • Lays out graves/crypts for opening; inspects for accuracy of location, proper depth and container; verifies attractiveness and safety of grave setups.
  • Oversees equipment maintenance and ensures proper operation of sprinkler system.
  • Reviews and resolves problems and complaints pertaining to grounds personnel.
  • Enforces safety rule and regulations; daily review of security of buildings, equipment and supplies.
  • Makes certain all grounds personnel follow proscribed procedures and policies.
  • Maintains accurate records and reports of inventories of all supplies.
  • Assigns work in order of priority; assists families, priests and funeral directors as required.
  • Receives permits and deliveries from outside vendors, checking validity.
  • Schedules mowing, sweeping, fertilizing operations, as well as trimming, seasonal pruning, landscape and repairs in advance.
  • Assists Supervisor in preparation of time cards and distribution of time spent on each job.
  • Performs related duties as required.



Education and Experience


Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, typically:


  • Three years in all phases of cemeteries grounds operations, including supervisory responsibilities.

  • Coursework to include basic horticultural maintenance, mechanics and personnel relations. Seminars, workshops, and courses in lawn maintenance, equipment and supervision and personnel management.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of:


  • ·         Basic English language usage.
  • ·         Laws relative to interments/enforcements and disinterments/disentombments.
  • ·         Personnel management.
  • ·         Equipment operation and maintenance.
  • ·         Lawn and grounds maintenance.
Skill in:


  • Interpersonal relations.
  • Training, coaching and directing the work of others.
  • Maintaining positive public relations with patrons, funeral directors, priests and vendors.
  • Providing administrative support to the Cemetery Manager.
  • Safe and efficient use of required machinery and equipment.
  • Settling problems or complaints.
  • Performing tasks efficiently and economically.



Ability to:


  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Plan and assign workload.
  • Train, assign and delegate authority, as needed.
  • Handle unexpected problems.
  • Lift heavy objects and equipment
  • 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.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands and arms.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to:

Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Position, Location 


Information/Application Contact:

All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach
4400 Cherry Avenue.
Long Beach CA 90807
FAX: 213-637-6115
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