Cemetery Services Specialist
Job Details
MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY ASSOC - Wheat Ridge, CO
$17.50 - $19.00 Hourly

TITLE: Cemetery Services Specialist

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

ENTITIES: Mount Olivet Cemetery Association

Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet

St. Simeon Cemetery Association

ENTITY: Mt. Olivet Cemetery was consecrated in 1892 and is located on the western side of the Denver Metro area in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It is the largest cemetery in Colorado containing 392 acres. St. Simeon Cemetery was consecrated in 2004 and is located on the eastern side of the Denver Metro area in Aurora, Colorado. The Mortuary has two locations. The first is located on the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and was opened in 1981. The second was the recent acquisition of Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary. These entities serve the Catholic Community of the Denver metro area and its various parishes, missions, and apostolates and other members of the public regardless of their religious affiliation.

THE POSITION: The Cemetery Services Specialist works in direct collaboration with the Assistant Superintendents and is responsible for the opening and closings for interments, entombments, inurnments, and disinterment, as well as the installation of memorials and markers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs openings & closings for burials, entombments, and inurnments, per company procedure,
  • Disinterment (with approval of Executive Director),
  • Sets, installs, and assembles foundations, memorials, and markers,
  • Installs outer burial containers,
  • Handles and completes work orders from client families as it pertains to individual grave and marker maintenance,
  • Responds to and completes requests for service/work orders,
  • Conducts radius preparation for burials and ensures the area is clean and neat,
  • Fills grave, tamps, seeds or sods,
  • Performs all landscaping activities as needed, including but not limited to, water, mow, weed, plant, trim and prune,
  • Maintains and protects Company assets by performing regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and facilities,
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area,
  • Observe safety rules and ensure compliance with the operating procedures of corporate, federal, state and local regulations, including OSHA regulations,
  • Snow removal and the removal of ice from the grounds as needed,
  • Operate maintenance equipment such as dump trucks, cement trucks, backhoes, front loaders and power tools such as mowers, edger and blowers; maintain hand tools and assigned equipment; repair equipment as necessary,
  • Promote and maintain a safe and healthy work environment by complying with the provisions of the Cemeteries,
  • Perform basic security function by observing traffic flow into and out of grounds, guarding against vandalism when possible,
  • Ability to acquire and share grief ministry resources to families and visitors including, but not limited to, handing out prayer cards, participating in grief ministry counseling session, etc.
  • Ability to recognize sensitive information and adhere to strict confidentiality,
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school graduate or equivalent and relevant work experience.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Have a positive and supportive attitude toward the Catholic Church, her teachings, and her work,
  • Refrain from public promotion or approval of any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals,
  • Must hold current valid Colorado drivers license to perform duties,
  • Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledgehammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer, leaf blower, chain saw and pump,
  • Ability to operate mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, a dump truck, tractor, utility vehicle, marker trailed, dump trailer, jack hammer, tamper, knuckle boom truck a plus,
  • Must have good communication skills,
  • High level of compassion and integrity,
  • Must possess problem solving skills,
  • Must be detail oriented and perform duties in a timely and accurate manner, 
  • Must always be professional and a team player.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires lifting, carry, push or pull objects weighing more than 20 lbs. (without the assistance of mobile, powered equipment). 
  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is constantly required (i.e., more than 75% of time on the job). 
  • Physical workplace and/or exertion require somewhat rapid movement and/or effort and bring on a moderate amount of physical fatigue.
  • The physical environment may include:
    • Working outdoors in all weather conditions, 
    • Moderate odors, dust, odor, pollen or fumes may cause discomfort and/or irritation to eyes or respiratory passages, 
    • Loud noise from equipment/machine is at a level where ear protection is required,
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use is required for all job duties.

 

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