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Assistant Supervisor

Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard

Posted 12/1/2017 until 7/20/2018


​​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:

Santa Clara Cemetery, Oxnard
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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