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Grounds Superintendent

General: Performs administrative, supervisory and skilled maintenance duties in the efficient operation of the cemetery grounds


  • Supervises the classified grounds positions and general grounds laborers.
  • Hires and trains new grounds employees, evaluates work; disciplines employees as needed; assigns work to employees.
  • Supervises preparation of grave sites for burial including; digging of graves, putting vault in place and filling graves
  • Oversees recurring maintenance of cemetery grounds.
  • Supervises snow removal in the winter.
  • Assists in drafting the annual budget for equipment and supplies.
  • Records annual inventories of supplies.
  • Orders necessary supplies.
  • Handles client complaints about grounds or graves.
  • Escorts funeral directors and families to gravesite for funeral services as well as staying to supervise lowering of casket and vault for burial.
  • Assist is unlocking of maintenance building, office, mausoleums and cemetery gates each morning.
  • Assist in conducting safety meetings for all employees.
  • Attend all staff meetings and report to General Manager at end of each day to review daily activities and future activities.

Skill Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of cemetery practices, procedures, and equipment operations;
  • Extensive knowledge of cemetery layout; working knowledge of record keeping
  • Thorough knowledge of the proper use and application of insecticides and Herbicides.
  • Thorough knowledge of cemetery grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees
  • Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to direct the work of others
  • Ability to relate in an appropriate manner to the families of the deceased.
3349 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43202 | P: 614-267-5471 | F: 614-267-1024 | info@unioncemeterycolumbus.com
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