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MWIII - CemeteryCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #08-07 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Maintenance Worker III - Cemetery Department: Parks & Recreation Division: Cemetery Supervisor: Cemetery Supervisor Job Summary Under general direction, leads and participates in all phases of cemetery operations and maintenance. Maintains cemetery grounds, equipment and other assigned public areas. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Maintains cemetery grounds and other assigned areas including construction, cement work, plumbing, electrical work and carpentry. Repairs, modifies and maintains equipment, small tractors and attachments, gas powered lawn mowers, cord trimmers, edgers and chain saws. Orders parts and supplies to fix equipment. Works on special projects such as Avenue of Flags to include receiving donations, ordering materials, installing and maintaining records. Operates light and heavy trucks and tractors with a variety of attachments. Removes snow and ice and distributes salt and sand on cemetery roads, sidewalks and several other bridges and walks in assigned areas. Assists with interviewing, hiring, training and evaluating other Cemetery employees. Leads and trains employees in opening and closing of graves, as assigned; assists in locating burial spaces and preparing drawings of existing lots. Oversees cemetery responsibilities when Cemetery Supervisor is absent. Arranges funeral set-up of tents, chairs and related equipment. Receives funeral service information from funeral directors or family members and answers inquiries regarding general funeral services operations. Shows and sells burial spaces. Maintains records of equipment and maintenance activity. Assists in obtaining quotes for new equipment and tools for annual budget. Job Class #08-07 Cemetery Page 2 Updated 08/31/2021 Purchases building and construction supplies; calculates materials needed for projects. Assists the public in a caring and compassionate manner, assists the public with funeral arrangements, plant regulations, cemetery rules and genealogy requests. Works with funeral directors to confirm time, deceased information, right of interment, burial placement, residency, lot sale and burial costs. Works with monument dealers and engravers regarding placement and location of monument. Responds to storm call-ins and other emergencies. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. Employee may be exposed to moving traffic and potential mechanical, chemical and electrical hazards, confined space. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school degree or equivalent required. Two years of experience in grounds maintenance or related field required. Forklift and backhoe certification must be obtained by end of probationary period. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Three years of experience in grounds maintenance or in a related field preferred. Job Class #08-07 Cemetery Page 3 Updated 08/31/2021 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of general construction methods including basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical construction, and landscaping. Knowledge of turf and ground maintenance. Knowledge of cemetery rules and regulations. Skills in operating and maintaining heavy and light equipment used in cemetery maintenance. Skills in the use of hand and power tools. Ability to work with customers who are upset and emotional. Ability to read and interpret maps and technical manuals. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and measurements. Ability to maintain daily records and prepare written reports. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.