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Grounds Worker Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Assumption Cemetery, Simi

Posted 3/13/2018 until 9/6/2018


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.

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.


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 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.
• Operate standard office equipment and computer.
• Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.

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 send the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, ​Position, Location ​

Information/Application Contact:

Assumption Cemetery, Simi
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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