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Grounds Supervisor

Company: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association
Location: Covina
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Forest Lawn has always attracted unique and exceptional individuals; those who aren't satisfied with simply building a career, but want to go home at the end of the day knowing they've made a profound and positive difference in people's lives. If this sounds like you, take a look at our job openings....We may have your next GREAT OPPORTUNITY!Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, a well-established and reputable organization is seeking a Grounds Supervisor to manage the park grounds and irrigation system in our Covina Hills location. The Grounds Supervisor oversees maintenance employees engaged in maintaining the cemetery grounds and irrigation system. Coordinates activities of employees engaged in ground maintenance activities, such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds, raking, and disposing of leaves and refuse. Responsible for responding to client family inquiries and concerns. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the maintenance and care of the cemetery grounds to meet Association standards.
  • Work with other departments as needed to prepare designated areas for special events and programs.
  • Oversee the application of pesticides and other chemicals to the cemetery grounds.
  • Conduct safety meetings on a biweekly basis.
  • Ensure equipment is in safe operating condition. If equipment needs to be repaired or replaced, will contact Facilities and Procurement in a timeline manner.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of cemetery sections, operational plans, and procedures from Grounds perspective.
  • Address and resolve client family questions, request, concerns, and/or complaints.
  • Update and maintain department SDS book in conjunction with EHS direction.
  • Conduct weekly water and power meter readings and submit to the Architecture and Engineering department.
  • Assist Architecture and Engineering in the development of new sections and monitor the development.
  • Assist in establishing annual budgetary estimates.
  • Submit annual equipment needs.
  • Supervise the timely installation of lot markers to.
  • Conduct departmental releases for pre-need and at-need property.
  • Develop and organize work schedules and assign work activities to subordinates.
  • May recruit, hire, train staff, evaluate employee performance, and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action.
  • Evaluate each employee's performance to ensure quality operations; and inspect completed work for conformance to specifications, and standards.
  • Interpret Association policy to employees and enforce policies and practices.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assist employees in solving work problems
  • Perform other duties as needed or required.QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
    • Good oral communications skills.
    • Proven customer service skills.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Ability to foster and maintain a positive team environment.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with employees and management.
    • Strong ability to self-motivate and be self-directed
    • Bilingual in Spanish Speaking required.
    • Bachelor's degree or AA degree from four-year college is preferred,
    • Horticultural degree a plus.
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
    • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience and minimum 2 years of Horticultural experience required.
    • Valid California Driver's License
    • Pest control applicator's license
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.DRUG TESTING POLICYPrior to beginning employment, all job applicants who receive a job offer will be required to voluntarily submit to a drug screening test conducted by a laboratory designated by Forest Lawn. The drug screening method is a hair collection test that will detect the use of illegal drugs within the past 90 days. A positive drug test may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.E-VERIFY STATEMENTForest Lawn has registered to participate in the federal government's E-Verify program. With E-Verify we are able to confirm the employment authorization of all newly hired employees through an electronic database maintained by the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security. With respect to new hires, the E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with a new hire's completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification upon commencement of employment. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates. For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to https://www.e-verify.gov/employees/e-verify-overview.FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE FOR HIRING ORDINANCEForest Lawn will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICYAs an essential business, it is crucial for Forest Lawn's employees to remain healthy in order for us to be able to provide our essential services to the public, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with our mission and Forest Lawn's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our client families and visitors; and the community at large from COVID-19, which may be reduced by vaccination. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. All employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with all COVID-19 vaccine boosters, unless a reasonable accommodation related to a medical reason or sincerely-held religious beliefs or practices is approved.For more information on our mandatory vaccination policy: Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Keywords: Forest Lawn Memorial-Park Association, Covina , Grounds Supervisor, Other , Covina, California

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