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CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

invites applications for the position of:

Cemetery Operations Coord

SALARY:              $20.80 - $31.77 Hourly

$43,264.00 - $66,081.60 Annually

OPENING

DATE:                  12/19/22

CLOSING

DATE:                  01/13/23 05:00 PM

JOB SUMMARY:

 The purpose of this position is to assist the Cemetery Manager with the planning, directing and oversight of the Grand Prairie memorial Gardens grounds and facilities maintenance, to include all associated administrative requirements. The position will assist the Cemetery Manager with coordinating funeral arrangements, facilitating interment needs, maintaining the highest standard of care of the outside grounds, graves, and markers, coordinating cyclical, routine and as needed maintenance of grounds and facilities, implanting turf care standards and documentation and implementation of standard operating procedures. Duties include but are not limit to, supervising staff, coordinating internment needs and schedules, implementing best practices as it relates to turf care management, administering contracts, administrative functions to include payroll, purchase orders, accounts payable, job performance reviews, resolving customer service requests and issues, and other administrative duties as assigned to maintain and ensure the highest standard quality and consistency for graveside services and the visitor experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Coordinates with Cemetery Manager; assists with customer/guest(s) requests and facilitates their activities/arrangements, when available; may communicate on behalf of the Manager as needed with other Departments, vendors, and customer/guest(s).

Coordinates contracts for outsourced services, burial services, memorial installations, engraving services.

Completes related duties by communicating with both existing guests/customers and prospective guests/customers; responds to requests for information and/or proposals; provides detailed information upon request. Follows up to ensure delivery and sufficient depth of reply.

Coordinates special projects as assigned by the Cemetery Manager. Coordinates and assists with special events as needed.

Handles Departmental administrative tasks, as needed; submits purchase requests and handles associated payment vouchers, coordinates daily reporting and cash deposits and maintains/submits payroll information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with a two-year associate's degree, diploma or from a college, technical, and business, vocational or correspondence school. Under certain conditions, experience in the industry or related business environment may be a substituted for education requirements. Associated degree preferred.

 Two years of experience in (or a combination of) Cemetery operations, funeral service industry, or related business environment.

 A valid Class C Texas Driver's License.

 Ability to read and understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items and detailed reports. This level typically obtained at college level or above.

Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained is high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Within this position, the employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties.

Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non- discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than division size.

Work requires functioning as a lead worker; provides guidance, instruction, and feedback while servings as manager on duty.

Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.

Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

 http://www.gptx.org

300 W. Main Street Grand Prairie, TX 75050 972-237-8192

Position #2022-00424 CEMETERY OPERATIONS COORD

BJ

 careers@g ptx.org

Cemetery Operations Coord Supplemental Questionnaire

 * 1. What is the highest level of Education obtained?

Some high school, no diploma or GED High School Diploma/GED

Some College, no degree

Technical or Trade School (Did not complete) Technical or Trade School (Completed) Associate's Degree

Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctorate Degree

  • Do you have work experience in cemetery operations or funeral service industry?

No experience Less than a year

1 year to less than 2 years 2 years to less than 3 years 3 years to less than 4 years 4 years to less than 5 years Over 5 years experience

  • What is your leadership experience?

No supervisory experience Led projects, not people Lead worker over a few

Supervisor level - led staff, some authority Manager Level over staff or a division

Executive Level - led a department and its divisions

  • How many years of ground maintenance which includes gardening do you have?

Under 6

  • year under 2 years
  • years under 3 years
  • years under 4 years
  • years under 5 years

Over 5 years

  • What related areas of Finance/Accounting do you have a strong working knowledge?

Mark all that apply

Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable

Asset and Debt Management Audit

Banking

Bank Reconciliations Book Keeping

Cash Management

General Ledger Reconciliations Investments

Payroll

Property Tax Assessment/Collection Purchasing

Safekeeping/Trust Timekeeping

None of the above

* 6. In what areas of customer service do you have experience? Mark all that apply.

Greeting customers

Filing, typing, answering phones

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) Typing letters, contracts and memos Coordinating meetings

Cash handling Ordering/Purchasing  supplies Data entry

Running errands

* Required Question

 

 

Assumption

Chapel Mausoleum & Cemetery

CEMETERY DIRECTOR

SUMMARY:

Directs the overall operation of the Assumption and Mt. Calvary cemeteries to assure they are fiscally self-sustaining and operated in accordance with civil and church law, guidelines and appropriate standards in order to perform dignified Christian burial.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research individuals, corporations, and foundations that are interested in gift giving.
  • Overall management and direction of activities to develop operate and maintain adequate and attractive religious cemeteries.
  • Decision making for short and long range planning relating to capital improvements, optimum utilization of cemetery property, equipment, replacement marketing and other aspects of cemetery operations.
  • Directs, coordinates and delegates activities related to sales, maintenance and business operations.
  • Monitors quality of activities and services, establishes standards for measuring results and evaluates and modifies activities and services as required.
  • Formulates goals and objectives, coordinates development of budget and monitors fiscal accountability.
  • Monitors and reviews financial statements in income and expense reports to provide for operational and capital revenue needs.
  • Reviews legal documents together with the cemetery attorney, including architectural contracts, bidding forms and construction documents, as well as interment and entombment documents.
  • Directs overall administration of personnel policies relating to employment, work assignments, personnel evaluations, training, and termination of staff.
  • Reviews and resolves complaints and problems not settled at the cemetery level involving service, claims of ownership and other matters in conjunction with the cemetery attorney.
  • Directs and maintains mandatory safety policies to meet state and federal requirements and ensures that all policies are documented.
  • Serves as a resource to the board on cemetery matters and hold memberships on state and national committees and organizations.
  • Communicate with clergy, funeral directors, attorneys, accountants, suppliers, investment managers and individuals using cemeteries.
  • Travel to attend industry meetings and conferences.
  • Work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of this position.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: college degree preferred, previous catholic cemetery management & administration experience preferred or knowledge and experience in the following: Business Administration, organizational planning, policy development and implementation, staff development and employee relations, salary administration, financial planning and security investment, auditing, accounting and budgeting, public relations, local, state and federal regulations. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Catholic or individual with strong Christian values, with understanding and knowledge of the beliefs and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church or capable to. Able to become an expert in the practices and rituals of Catholic burial.

Contact:

David W. Abercia, Ph.D. | Chief of Staff 

512.464.8893 | dabercia@stedwards.edu

 

Cemetery Sexton - College Station

Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cstx/jobs/3451644/cemetery-sexton

 Salary  $42,577.60 - $46,841.60 Annually

Location  College Station, TX

Job Type Full Time

Department Parks and Rec Department

Job Number 2201701

Closing  6/17/2022 11:59 PM Central

Description

Under the direction of the Park Operations Manager, the Cemetery Sexton supervises, manages and participates in the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s cemeteries, provides consolation and consultation services for families planning end of life and immediate bereavement needs, and effectively maintains aesthetically pleasing landscaping throughout the park system.

Principal Duties

  1. Manage the administrative functions of the municipal cemeteries, including coordinating burial and plot sale requirements with the public, interments, scheduling of burials and funerals, and maintaining associated records.
  2. Plan, organize and participate in the daily maintenance and repair work of the two municipal cemeteries and landscape beds throughout the park system, including but not limited to scheduling and supervising crew in performing cemetery and columbarium maintenance activities, columbarium entombment and other related tasks such as planting and trimming hedges and shrubs, grading and sodding graves, seeding, watering, fertilizing and performing irrigation repairs.
  3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with other employees and the general public including bereaved families, funeral homes, grave service companies, monument companies, etc., and resolve difficult and sensitive problems, issues, complaints, requests in a timely manner.
  4. Responsible for and/or oversee (directly/indirectly) the following for all assigned staff including seasonal/temp staff:  training, motivating and evaluating staff; working with employees to correct deficiencies; identifying and resolving employee concerns and/or problems, directing work; completing employee performance evaluations; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions or recommendations
  5. Enforce departmental and City policies and procedures, assist with divisional policy and job descriptions revisions.
  6. Enforce rules and regulations established for the operation of the city’s cemeteries, including an annual review of ordinances related to the cemeteries to ensure best practices.
  7. Assist in the preparation and administration of cemetery division’s budget.
  8. Responsible for routine inspections and repairs of facilities, vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure within the cemeteries and maintaining records of inspection and repairs.
  9. Responsible for purchases, collecting bids, and writing specifications for division supplies.
  10. Operate hand and power tools such as shovels, string trimmer, chain saw, etc. Inspect, operate and coordinate maintenance of power equipment and vehicles with city’s Fleet Maintenance division.
  11. Perform other related duties as assigned, including but not limited to assisting with preparing for special events as needed.

Qualifications

Required: 

High school diploma or GED equivalent, and two (2) years of experience related to area of assignment; including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid State of Texas Driver’s License. Possess a Non-commercial Applicator License issued by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) or the Structural Pest Control Board, or the ability to obtain within (12) months from hire date. Knowledge of landscape maintenance operations. Experience with excellent customer service in a variety of situations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Availability and willingness to work on-call, emergency response, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Supplemental Information

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Drug Screening:   Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this position, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy.

Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cstx/jobs/3451644/cemetery-sexton

 

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