Cemetery Operator
City of Brampton
Brampton, ON
Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Cemetery, assists in administering and operation of one of 23 City of Brampton cemeteries; operates, maintains a wide variety of light and heavy equipment; ensures safety of sites and operations.

Handle incoming complaints, questions and requests on the grounds and at the office, this would include the sale of burial plots, making funeral arrangements.
Train staff and supervise work assignments and direct part-time and full-time staff.
Locate, prepare and set up graves, through the operation of backhoe/truck, for the purpose of burial and removal of human remains.
Restore and follow-up maintenance of burial plots after the burial or removal of human remains.
Restore monuments or markers in all cemeteries under the care of the City of Brampton in need of repair due to weather, aging or vandalism.
Property maintenance - repair roads and buildings, fences, benches and other cemetery structures.
Snow removal and sanding.
Turf maintenance – fertilizing, cutting, seeding, watering, leaf removal and removal and re-grading.
Gardening – soil management, budgeting, preparing, planting and design of flowerbeds.
Pruning, fertilizing, preparing, planting and selection of shrubs and trees.
Install, repair and maintain all irrigation systems in the cemetery
Inspect and maintain all fleet owned or rented equipment used by the cemetery.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one (1) year and up to two (2) years in Landscape or equivalent ;
Over two (2) years up to and including four (4) years of experience in a cemetery/horticulture environment;
Valid, non-probationary Ontario Class DZ drivers licence;
Chainsaw certification;
Cemetery Registration/Licence from the Ontario Ministry of Consurmer and ?Commerical Relations;
Crematorium Operator’s Certification with the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals;
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service;
Able to work independently and as part of a team;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

** Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

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Job status: Contract
Job Type: Union

Hourly rate: $26.02

Applications must be received by July 01, 2019

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by July 01, 2019, and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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