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Date: 2024-06-15 14:05:42

Groundworker

Job Description

Groundworker
Catholic Cemeteries
Halifax, NS
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth

(offer of summer employment are contingent on government funding approval)

Job Description:

Accountability: The Groundworker reports directly to the Cemetery Grounds Operation Supervisor

Summary:

Through a government student grant program, the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is looking to hire two (2) Groundworkers for our Catholic cemeteries with us for a 8 weeks placement starting July until the end of August. The Cemetery Groundworker is responsible for the maintenance for the three Catholic cemeteries in the Halifax Regional Municipality according to operational standards, specifications, policies and provincial legislation.

In keeping with the government grant, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada, legally entitled to work in Canada and must be between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the work assignment. The successful candidate must be able to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (summer through the end of August) and have been a full-time student in the past semester and planning to return to full time studies in the fall.

Work Location:

Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Mount Olivet Cemetery, and Holy Cross Cemetery

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Main functions but not limited to the following)

The maintenance and operations activities of the three catholic cemeteries including but not limited to:

  • Landscaping, maintenance of cemetery grounds including clean up of grounds, mowing and trimming of lawns, trees and shrubs.
  • Report any ground holes, depressions and fallen headstones to the Cemetery Grounds Operation Supervisor
  • Responsible for maintaining a work environment that is above all standards for occupational health and workplace safety.

Position Relationships:

The Groundworker will work as a member of a team of maintenance employees. The Groundworker may at times work side by side with contractors, and/or service providers.

Physical, Mental and Visual Demands:

  • Bending; frequent kneeling, squatting; stooping; twisting, crouching
  • Extensive walking and standing; frequent walking on rough surfaces
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Majority of work is performed outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Stress related to the type of work environment

Qualifications:

  • Education: minimum Grade 10
  • Applicants must be between 15-30 years at the start of the employment
  • Must meet the requirements of grant application details
  • Experience in a grounds maintenance environment
  • Experience or certification in one or more of the following: Landscaping would be considered an asset
  • First Aid Training would be considered an asset
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License and have access to a reliable vehicle

Note:

Offer of employment is contingent on the Canada Summer jobs funding approval and on upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of references and credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

Responsible Ministry:

The person who fills this position is required to consent to a Police Record Check and to sign an agreement to abide by the Responsible Ministry protocols of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.

Apply:

Please email a cover letter and résumé outlining your qualifications and experience and why this position appeals to you to aantonio@halifaxyarmouth.org with Grounds worker – Catholic Cemeteries in the subject line. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.



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