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Cemeteries Attendant

Job Number: 1

Permanent   |  Pelham, Ontario   |  Posted on Jan 10, 2020 ← Back

Reporting to the Supervisor of Beautification, this position maintains the municipal cemetery properties to provide perpetual care in the cemeteries to bury its dead. This position also provides coverage for the water and roads department in the absence of their full time staff.


Duties Include:


  • Cut, trim and maintain 15 acres of turf, trees and bushes in both cemeteries
  • Lay out cemetery plots, monument foundations and corner post installation, referencing engineering drawings
  • Open and close graves both full burial and cremation
  • Hoisting and rigging of vaults and monuments
  • Perform mausoleum and columbarium interments as well as archeological investigations on unmarked plots
  • Restore cemetery plots after funerals
  • Deal with general public daily addressing grave locates, perpetual care problems and other inquiries
  • Provide both a professional and compassionate environment for the grieving public
  • Maintain back-up records for both cemeteries
  • Assess the stability of monuments and repair and maintain cemetery furniture and equipment whenever possible
  • Coordinate activities of outside contractors such as vault companies, monument suppliers and genealogists
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Horticulture or landscape technician diploma
  • Cemetery operator certificate I and II
  • Chainsaw instruction
  • Legal awareness I
  • DZ License
  • 5 years of experience in a similar role

Job summary


Town of Pelham

Job Type



Pelham, Ontario

Start Date

Feb 17, 2020

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