Cemetery Worker

City Of Mesa Mesa , AZ 85205

Posted 1 week ago

Description/Duties

A Cemetery Worker performs tasks related to interment and marker installation work at the City's cemetery. Duties include:

  • operating a backhoe for precision digging of grave sites, including: grave layout and burial site preparation (example: hauling and placing lowering devices), setting markers, pouring concrete borders and pads, and constructing in-ground urn units
  • covering graves with boards for safety purposes
  • irrigation repair work
  • maintaining berms to ensure proper water control
  • maintaining straps and tires on lowering devices
  • using a motorized cart to transport lowering devices and canopies to and from grave sites
  • adjusting and aligning lowering devices over graves
  • installing side curtains
  • tree care, maintenance, and planting of donated trees

Other duties include: mowing; trimming; flower removal; cleaning around grave site locations; assisting with special event set ups, and special projects such as exploratory digging in the cemetery expansion area to remove unwanted materials, excavating and back filling for an archeological dig in the expansion area; and other related duties as required.

An important component of this job is appropriately dealing with grieving individuals. Work is often done independently under the general supervision of the Cemetery Crew Leader. Some work requires prolonged heavy physical exertion under adverse weather conditions. Work may require weekend work to accommodate burial schedules. This position is FLSA nonexempt.

Please refer to the link below to review the full job description.Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Good (1 - 3 years) experience in cemetery or parks ground maintenance; landscaping; golf course, athletic field, or related facilities maintenance; and backhoe operation.

Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Previous cemetery operations experience is preferred. Experience in public contact work involving face-to-face communication is highly desirable.

Link to Job Description

http://apps.mesaaz.gov/JobDescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs3744.pdf


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