Specialty Groundsworker II
Holy Cross Cemetery | Holy Cross Mortuary CC
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Status: Non Exempt, Full Time
What We Are looking For
In joining our team, you are joining a dynamic group of  diverse individuals  committed to the Corporal Works of Mercy. For us, what we do is much more than a job or a career. If you feel called to be of service, we invite you to explore our career opportunities.
Works in the direct interment/entombment of the deceased, or disinterment/disentombment of remains.  Trims memorials and monuments on cemetery grounds.  Maintains cemetery grounds and buildings under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor.  Full time position requires 40 ours per week.  Overtime is required as needed.
In addition to general grounds worker duties, the Specialty Grounds III – Special Skills has knowledge, experience and currently performs at least three desired skills in the areas of landscaping, sprinkler systems, plumbing, welding, carpentry, construction, mechanical or operational.  Requires limited supervision on trade skill sets.
Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.
  • Sets up graves for interment services, seals vaults, backfills and tamps graves, replaces sod; trims all memorials and monuments on cemetery grounds.
  • Sets up tents as necessary; handles and stores dirt sheets and greens.
  • Mow, edges, sweeps lawns.
  • Removes flowers; cares for vases.
  • Prunes, fertilizes and waters the grounds.
  • Cares for flowerbeds and areas around buildings.
  • Raises graves and memorials; levels lawn.
  • Cleans office and performs janitorial maintenance.
  • Gathers and removes trash.
  • Acts as funeral attendant; assists priests, patrons and funeral directors as necessary.
  • Performs other cemetery tasks as directed by Supervisor.
  • Maintains good personal appearance; conducts self in a manner befitting funerals and respect for the dead.
  • Responsible for safe and careful handling of all cemetery property and equipment; makes certain of its proper use and security.
  • Makes certain all equipment is clean and stored properly; informs Supervisor of any needed maintenance or repairs to equipment, or buildings.
  • Grounds worker in small cemeteries operated backhoe and performs minor maintenance work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:
  • General education sufficient to understand and observe written and oral instructions, directions and safety rules.
  • Previous experience in grounds-care helpful.
  • Training in lawn maintenance and landscaping equipment, excavation safety—all on the job training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Application of on the job training in procedures and safety practices.
  • Basic edging and trimming equipment operation and repair.
Skill in:
  • Acquiring necessary skills from on the job training.
  • Masters all aspects of at least three primary trade skill set used at the location of employment.
Ability to:
  • Complete job on own after initial instruction from Supervisor.
  • Write, read and follow instructions.
  • Lift, push and pull heavy objects and equipments.
  • Lift objects weighing a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and be able to lift heavier objects with the aid of other grounds workers.
  • Handle grave set-ups, tins and sod carefully.
  • Operate standard equipment for grounds (lawn mowers, trimmers, etc.)
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands and arms.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking. 
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.
Our Benefits include:
  • Health Insurance ( Medical, Dental and Vision)
  • Mental Health Services (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Pension Plan
  • 403B Plan
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Discount Programs (24hr Fitness, LA Fitness, Hotel Engine, Great Work Perks*)
  • *Great Work Perks (Amusement Parks, Car Rentals & Hotel, Restaurant, and Shopping discounts)

5835 W Slauson Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
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