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Cemetery Sexton - College Station

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 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


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.



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


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.

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invites applications for the position of:     Operations Supervisor for Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens Cemetery

 SALARY:                                    $51,417.00 - $77,639.00 Annually

OPENING DATE:                      03/24/22

CLOSING DATE:                       Continuous


The purpose of this position is to supervise work projects, oversee staff, and work crews in the operation, maintenance, and repair of various facilities. This is accomplished by supervising staff and work crews; ensuring project work is completed; and completing administrative duties. Other duties include responding to citizen inquiries or complaints; and completing departmentally specific functions.


This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

This position has responsibilities that require exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.

Supervises staff and work crews by assigning work duties; prioritizing work activities; observing and monitoring work tasks; conducting performance evaluations; approving leave requests; providing training as needed; conducting staff meetings; and providing advice or assistance as needed.

Ensures operations and project work are completed by coordinating and scheduling contractors/activities; monitoring field operations; inspecting work completed; ensuring equipment is inspected and maintained, meeting all safety and environmental requirements; ensuring equipment and adequate materials are supplied to crews; ensuring the safety of employees through appropriate operating procedures; investigating complaints from citizens and other customers; and providing assistance on and resolution of work problems.

Completes administrative duties by requisitioning materials and supplies; preparing documentation for and monitoring the budget; assisting/developing equipment and materials specifications and bids; recording and completing service requests and work activities orders; compiling various reports for management as well as various federal and state regulating entities; responding to emails; returning phone calls; attending meetings; and ensuring the proper payment of contractors; and responding to citizen inquiries or complaints.

Coordinates contracts for outsourced services, burial services, memorial installations, engraving services, and automated fiscal record keeping system(s).

Responds to requests for information and/or proposals; provides detailed information upon request. Follows up to ensure delivery and sufficient depth of reply.

Supervises employees as assigned/designated by Cemetery Manager.

All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division.


Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Education: Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Experience: Five years cemetery operations experience.

Licenses: Valid Texas Class C License

Reading: Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Math:   Intermediate - 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.

Writing: Intermediate - 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 in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Managerial: Receives general direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Budget Responsibility: Prepares budget documents; and does research to justify language used in documents for a unit or division of a department. May recommend budget allocations. Does research for documents, complies data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. (Secretary, clerks, admin. Some level of budget responsibility but only in data input.)

Supervisory / Organizational Control: Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions.

Complexity: Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives, and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: 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. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.




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




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Operations Supervisor for Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens Cemetery 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

  • How many years of maintenance experience do you have in the following: Maintaining grounds, maintaining athletic fields; mowing grass; trimming trees & planting?

No experience

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

Over 5 years

  • How many years of experience do you have in supervising work projects, oversee staff and work crews in the operation of maintenance and repair of various facilities?

No Experience under 6 months

1 years under 2 years of experience 2 years under 3 years experience

  • years under 4 years
  • years under 5 years

Over 5 years of experience

  • How many years of cemetery operations experience do you have?

No experience Under 6 months

  • year under 2 years
  • years under 3 years
  • years under 4 years
  • years under 5 years
  • years under 6 years
  • years under 7 years

Over 7 years

  • Required Question


Foreman - Cemetery

Bargaining Unit:

Class Code:

Date Posted on TCCA:  3/02/2022

Revision Date: Apr 13, 2021

  $19.12 - $27.86 Hourly
$1,529.80 - $2,228.64 Biweekly
$39,774.91 - $57,944.53 Annually



Performs supervisory duties involving the coordination of crews engaged in the operations, maintenance and repairs within City Cemeteries.



  • Schedules, assigns, directs, monitors and assists the work of employees and use of equipment engaged in maintaining cemeteries and facilities.
  • Responsible for supervising and organizing the work of and assuring the technical correctness of functions performed by crew members, both semi-skilled and unskilled utility workers within the division
  • Plans, directs and assists the activities of work crews engaged within the division
  • Establishes policies, methods and procedures to be followed by work crews
  • Inspects activities of work crews and ensures proper quality of work and efficiency and economy of operation
  • Investigates citizen complaints and takes or recommends appropriate action
  • Overseeing maintenance and repair of cemetery grounds, headstones, and cemetery roadways. Including; mowing, weed eating, repairing or replacing signage, installing flags and banners, tree trimming, and debris removal which may include faded flowers and decorations
  • Precisely, locating, marking, and excavating graves for vault placement, funerals and disinterment.
  • Maintains and updates cemetery maps and assists visitors in locating gravesites or available gravesites
  • Administers internal safety program
  • Maintains a variety or operational records
  • Monitors equipment utilization and maintenance, recommends replacements and may participate in the preparation of specifications for and the acquisition of equipment
  • Requisitions, purchase and/or maintain supplies
  • The employee refers to city maps, blueprints or manuals. Work assignments in the form of oral and written instructions are generally broad and the employee must use judgment to select the appropriate procedures to follow. Highly unusual situations are referred to the supervisor.
  • The employee supervises work crews. He/she demonstrates or instructs employees in specific tasks. He/she is responsible for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of subordinates’ work. He/she plans and assigns work and sets goals and priorities.
  • The employee receives instructions orally and in writing. Generally, methods of accomplishing assignments are at the discretion of the employee. Deadlines and priorities are established by the supervisor. The employee’s work progress, accuracy and completeness are reviewed intermittently.
  • The employee has contact with other employees, subordinates and supervisors.
  • The employee’s contact with citizens and customers involves providing information about services or departmental policies and procedures and resolving their complaints. Much of the contact will be with those that are dealing with a loss and should be handled with sensitivity.  On occasion, the employee must deal with irate or hostile people.



  • Must have high school diploma/GED
  • At least three (3) years combined work experience in general grounds maintenance, cemetery maintenance. Turf Management, Irrigation Maintenance, and/or Park Operations/Management is preferred
  • At least two (2) years of experience involved in supervision of others OR any combination of education and experience leading to the same level of knowledge and skills
  • Must have a valid T.D.A. Herbicide/Pesticide license for L&O or the ability to obtain within one (1) year
  • Valid commercial driver’s license is preferred
  • Must have driving record sufficient for coverage by City’s auto liability carrier


  • Good knowledge of the methods and techniques used to supervise and coordinate work crews in the work area
  • Good knowledge of the tools, equipment and materials used in the assigned work area
  • Good knowledge of departmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable city policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge in the operation of backhoes and various loaders.


  • Ability to train, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public
  • Ability to learn and use computer software operations



  • Ability to withstand frequent standing and walking
  • Ability to withstand frequently carrying and lifting objects ranging from 1-25 pounds
  • Ability to withstand occasionally carrying and lifting objects ranging from 25-50 pounds
  • Ability to occasionally perform the function of the job by squatting, kneeling and/or crawling
  • Ability to frequently bend, climb, reach overhead and below shoulder level while performing job duties
  • Ability to turn knobs, levers, cranks, wrenches, valves and handles
  • Ability to step up or down to enter or exit City properties
  • Ability to work in inclement weather as required

Applications may be filed online at:  http://www.cityofdenison.com/jobs

Applicants can call the Employee Services division at 903-465-2720 ext. 2445



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