Grounds & Facilities Supervisor
Service Corporation International
Kelowna, BC
Overview & Responsibilities / Aperçu et responsabilités

We currently have a full time opening for a Grounds & Facilities Supervisor at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Crematory in Kelowna, British Columbia. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

An integral part of our ability to attract and keep customers lies in the appearance and upkeep of the cemeteries and parks. A strong ability to manage people is very important. The Maintenance Supervisor will continuously maintain the cemetery grounds and parks in excellent condition in an efficient and cost effective manner. Preparation for completion of responsibilities requires timeliness, accuracy and quality performance.

Specific Responsibilities

Organize and supervise the work of the grounds staff on a daily basis which includes: laying out grave sites and preparing them for burials, setting memorials and markers, performing lawn maintenance such as mowing, trimming, planting and snow removal, collecting trash or other debris from the grounds

Recruit and manage performance, and when necessary, discharge grounds staff

Is able to fill any role required in the grounds keeping / facilities maintenance function

Verifies that the locations of all interments, entombments or inurnments are accurate.

Assures that sites are prepared for services as expected by client families.

Assures that all physical components of the memorialization process are in compliance with the client family wishes.

Trains and supervises grounds crew.

Maintains existing memorials and crypts.

Assures that the grounds crews’ uniforms, personal appearance, actions and demeanor present an appropriate image to client families.

In consultation with Location Manager, Office Manager and other staff, schedules and delegates work assignments to meet client family wishes.

Maintains a safe working environment by training the staff in Observe safety rules and ensure compliance with the operating procedures of corporate, federal, state and local regulations, including OSHA regulations and Safety and Environmental guidelines.

Maintains proper inventories of equipment, supplies and merchandise.

Purchases safety equipment and supplies as required.

Assures that all equipment is cleaned and properly maintained.


Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity

Shows consistency among principles, values, ethical standards and personal behavior

Is trusted by subordinates and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments

Promote Innovation

Encourages and generates new ways to look at processes and problems

Identifies cost savings and revenue opportunities

Generates and champions new ideas and initiatives

Achieve Results

Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals

Sets high standards of performance for self and others

Drives the achievement of agreed-upon results

Display Adaptability

Actively supports change initiatives

Coaches staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

Communicate Effectively

Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication

Listens effectively and provides frequent feedback

Creates environment in which team members share information openly and honestly

Makes effective and motivating presentations

Collaborate with Others

Utilizes optimal level of collaboration with team members to achieve business goals

Shares credit with others for their contributions

Celebrates team successes

Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)

Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Maintains composure and constructive relationships even under difficult circumstances


Work Environment

When considering the work environment associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

Moderate odors, dust, odor, pollen or fumes may cause discomfort and/or irritation to eyes or respiratory passages

Loud noise from equipment/machines is at a level where ear protection is recommended.

Work Postures

When considering the work postures associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 8 hours per day

Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

When considering the physical demands associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required

Carrying and/or lifting materials up to 100 pounds

Requirements & Qualifications / Exigences et qualifications

High school education or equivalent or relevant work experience

Funeral industry experience would also be a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower

Ability to operate larger mechanical equipment, including dump trucks, riding mowers, tractors and brush hogs (under supervision is able to operate backhoe).

Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)

Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families

SCI Overview / Vue d'ensemble

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at .

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the relevant legislation. If you require an accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

Service Corporation International est un employeur équitable, et s’engage à offrir des mesures d’accommodation en respect à la législation pertinente. Si vous nécessitez un mesure d’accommodation pour appliquer, ou pour participer au processus de sélection, veuillez aviser le département des Ressources Humaines.

Requisition ID / Numéro de l'offre Req.74127

# of Openings / Nombre de postes 1

Category / Catégorie d'emploi Cemetery Maintenance

Time Type Full-Time

Location Name or Address : Postal Code V1V 2K1