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Grounds Superintendent

Company: Park Lawn Corporation
Location: Covington
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Why Work for Park Lawn?


  • At every level, our dedicated team members display a strong work ethic and commitment to our core values, respect for the family, the profession, and the individual.
  • Work with leading experts in the funeral and cemetery profession.


    • Financial assistant programs encouraging employees through education and development in industry related subjects.
    • Robust Health and Welfare Plans, and savings account options, designed to support your personal needs, enhance well-being and help navigate life's challenges.
    • Rich 401k and Roth Retirement Plan options available for both Full Time and Part Time employees along with a Company Match.
    • Variety of Vacation, Personal Days and Sick Days based on your role emphasizing the importance of physical and emotional replenishment for our team.
    • Employee Discounts on services, merchandise, and property to help our team members in their time of need.


      • We value honesty, courage, integrity, ethical behavior and the development of personal growth.
      • We are rooted in the communities to provide a personal touch to every family we serve.
      • We believe in the value of funeral and cemetery service, drawing on decades of experience to create the best experience for our families.


        This position is responsible for the care, maintenance, safety and security of the employees and visitors while ensuring staff is maintaining the overall upkeep and appearance of the property.

        Essential Functions

        • Maintains a safe working environment by training the grounds crew the proper use of all equipment used and compliance with the appropriate regulations i.e. OSHA and EPA.
        • Assumes responsibility that the Family wishes, and Company policies, standards and procedures are following the physical components of the memorialization process, up to and including site preparation for the service.
        • Responsible for overseeing that the grounds crews adhere to the specific location dress code and/or not wearing unprofessional or inappropriate styles of dress or hair.
        • Documents employee performance, disciplinary issues and make recommendations to the local management team for action to be taken.
        • Completes and maintains appropriate inventory logs that include equipment, supplies, merchandise, safety equipment, and maintenance of equipment.
        • Accountable for overall care of the cemetery to include installing headstones, memorials or vaults and all aspects of grounds keeping i.e. chemicals. mulching, pruning.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.


          • Accountability for Others.
          • Communication Proficiency.
          • Teamwork Orientation.
          • Detail Orientation.
          • Time Management.

            Required Education, Experience, Certifications and Licensure

            • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferred.
            • Minimum of 5 years cemetery grounds experience is strongly preferred.
            • Valid state issued driver's license in good standing and acceptable driving record.

              Additional Eligibility Qualifications

              • Able to read, write and speak English fluently. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
              • Ability to supervise maintenance employees.
              • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
              • Ability to multi-task with interruptions.
              • Excellent organization skills.
              • Ability to operate maintenance equipment and machinery including backhoe and other lawn equipment.

                Supervisory Responsibility

                This position has direct supervisory responsibilities.

                Physical Demands and Work Environment

                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

                • The duties associated with this position are generally performed in an outdoor setting.
                • Outdoor duties may require exposure to natural elements such as inclement weather, extreme temperatures, uneven ground, dust, gas, and/or fumes.
                • Equipment used to perform the essential function of this position includes, hand-held tools and equipment, including but not limited to shovels, picks, rakes, sledgehammers, lawn mowers, weed trimmers and sod cutters
                • Employees in this role are regularly required to climb, sit, stand, bend, kneel, and frequently lift to 75 pounds and may be required to lift to 100 pounds.
                • This position may also require reaching, pushing, and pulling.
                • This position may also be exposed to chemicals and/ or blood borne pathogens. Exposure risk is considered: Low


                  • This position may require up to 10 percent out of area and overnight travel.
                  • Travel is primarily local occurring during the business day only.

                    Other Duties

                    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Park Lawn Corporation, Covington , Grounds Superintendent, Other , Covington, Kentucky

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