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Cemetery Superintendent Job Opening

Please send resumes to harrisonpickaway@gmail.com

Job Description

TITLE:  CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT

 

JOB OBJECTIVES:

 

  • Individual is responsible for inurnments, interments, disinterment’s, re-interments, and any other duties as assigned by the Harrison Township Board of Trustees (the “Board”).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Maintain, inspect and make repairs of cemetery grounds and buildings;

 

  • Open and close grave sites when possible during normal working hours. When this is not permissible, for unforeseen reasons, to proceed during the weekend hours to get a grave ready for burial.  If not able to prepare the grave site due to an approved absence, the employee will make arrangements with an approved substitute;

 

  • Mow and trim cemetery property during the mowing season. Remove leaves in the Fall.  Remove snow and/or ice during the Winter, as needed;

 

  • Remove seasonal gravesite decorations as directed by the Harrison Township Board of Trustees;

 

  • Direct part time and temporary cemetery workers authorized by the Board of Trustees. To request, schedule and oversee any Community Service Workers approved by the Board of Trustees;

 

  • To report any complaints or out of the normal cemetery situations to the township Trustees for guidance in taking appropriate action;

 

  • To oversee the cemetery and maintain enforcement of Harrison Township Cemetery Rules as directed by the Trustees.

 

  • Handles client complaints and public inquiries regarding the cemetery;

 

  • Check to make sure grave has been dug and interment setup has been done by vault company;

 

  • Be available to direct traffic at cemetery;

 

  • Assist funeral director as needed in closing grave;

 

  • Hand dig grave for infant interment and/or cremation inurnment;

 

  • Close grave;

 

  • Provide assistance to Roads Superintendent when necessary;

 

  • Must be fiscally responsible with Harrison Township purchases;

 

  • Must give Fiscal Officer time cards no later than the last day (Saturday) of each pay period.

 

  • Communicates with township officials, township officers, township employees, outside agencies and residents in with respect and dignity and in a professional and business-like manner;

 

  • Must have basic computer skills and phone etiquette to be able to check email and phone messages on a regular basis.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Performs related essential and non-essential functions as

 

I.            SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

 

Equipment

 

  • Ability to use the following equipment: a variety of small hand and power  tools, e.g. shovel, rake, weed eater, chain saw, power saw, etc., light to medium duty vehicles, heavy duty trucks, tractor, truck, backhoe, trackhoe, dump trailer and other related equipment as required to complete work assignments; and

 

Critical Skills/Expertise

 

  • Ability to read and write and to comprehend and act upon written and oral instructions, policies, and procedures pertaining to assigned duties;

 

  • Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks relevant to Township cemetery activities; burials, construction, repair and maintenance of cemetery marker foundations;

 

  • Ability to use power/air driven tools, light to medium equipment to complete work assignments;

 

  • Ability to work well with others and to function as a member of a work crew;

 

  • Knowledge of organizational and work zone safety practices and procedures and the ability to apply to the work environment;

 

  • Ability to work well with the public;

 

  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and methods of the Cemetery Department and the relationship they have to work assignments; and

 

  • Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies and procedures relative to cemetery maintenance

 

 

Job Standards

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Must maintain a telephone at place of residence and be available for work on short

II.         RESPONSIBILITY:

 

  • Work consists of routine tasks, following established procedures. Trustees provide general direction in following established practices and clear-cut policies. Errors in work may cause delays in work or losses in expenditures for materials and/or equipment or unjustified work time. Errors are readily detected and corrected through Trustees review. Errors in work are localized and result in limited loss of resources and/or minor inconvenience to the
  • Need to assist Roads Superintendent when necessary.

 

III.       PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Physical Requirements

  • Individual performs heavy work which may require lifting more than fifty (50) pounds frequently. The work of this position is primarily performed outside and requires sustained physical exertion while doing a variety of maintenance and repair activities. Individual may, from time to time, as determined by the Board, be required to pass a physical examination to determine the individual’s ability to perform essential job-based

 

Visual Activity

 

  • Individual must be able to see at close distances and beyond arm’s reach. Depth perception and peripheral vision are required to safely operate vehicles, trucks and other heavy equipment. Neck mobility is necessary when operating excavating

 

Working Conditions

 

  • Individual works outside, in the Harrison Township Cemetery, with exposure to extremes in temperatures and weather conditions, noise, dirt and mechanical hazards. Incumbent is frequently exposed to vibrations, atmospheric conditions, oil and various other hazards. Work must be exacting and incumbent may work alone. Work is also performed in the building at the cemetery.

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE MEETING

August 6, 2019  

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Chairman Mike Freeman called the Regular Trustee Meeting of August 6, 2019 to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio.  Attending were Trustee Joe DeFelice, Trustee Mike Freeman, Trustee Bill Welsh, Fiscal Officer MaryAnn Elliott, Assistant Fiscal Officer Lindsay Mayse, Fire Chief Chad Noggle, Zoning Inspector Dale Hoover, Cemetery Sexton/Superintendent Darryl Ward and Road Superintendent Kevin Hulse.  

HEARING OF VISITORS:  None 

ZONING INSPECTOR: Nothing to report. 

ROAD SUPERINTENDENT:

      1. Kevin Hulse stated that they replaced the catch basin on Lockbourne Eastern Road.
      2. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to approve $355 for a new lid for the catch basin at 13450 Hoover Road.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      3. Kevin Hulse stated that the brakes are locking up on the GMC snow plow truck. He also stated that the oil is leaking. Zach is preparing a quote. Darryl Ward said that a pan gasket and oil would be around $800. and $1341. for brakes. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded to approve the replacement of the GMC brakes and oil pan, not to exceed $3,000.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      4. Mr. DeFelice stated that he is going to get prices on different trucks, such as a 550, 650 and 750, to replace the 1993 GMC Snow Plow.
      5. Kevin Hulse requested August 8th and 9th off for vacation. Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion. The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      6. Mr. DeFelice stated that Kevin Hulse called him and stated that a Michel’s Tunneling employee said he could go ahead and mow the ditch where they were working. Mr. DeFelice said that no mowing or any roadwork will be done in that area until Michel’s Tunneling has completed a walk through with the county engineer.
      7. Mr. DeFelice said a lady called to report a road name sign was missing at Lockbourne Eastern Road and Saint Paul Road.  Darryl Ward stated that the sign is the county’s sign and currently in the garage.

CEMETERY SEXTON/SUPERVISOR:

      1. Darryl Ward presented information regarding cremation vaults and models and there was discussion about the topic.  The Trustees requested a written estimate so they can make a decision.
      2. Darryl Ward requested September 5th and 6th off for vacation. Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion. 
      3. Darryl called Rocks Trailer because the trailer will not dump.  Joe asked him to get the weight and Joe will take it up to Rocks Trailer to research the problem.
      4. Information regarding the tornado siren was discussed and a decision was made.

RESOLUTION 19-67

A RESOLUTION TO DENY THE AGREEMENT FOR THE TORNADO SIREN MAINTENANCE PROGRAM WITH THE COUNTY.  Dr. Freeman moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-67.

      1. There has been a request for a cremation burial in Section 2 at the Hubbard grave lot.  The graves are so old and there are wooden vaults in this section, so any grave must be hand dug.

RESOLUTION 19-68

A RESOLUTION TO NO LONGER ALLOW BURIALS IN CEMETERY SECTION TWO EXCEPT FOR CREMATED REMAINS.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-68.

FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT:

      1. Chief Noggle announced that they have four part-time positions with five applicants.  He recommended Brian Burton, Clayton Lind, Cole Moore and Jacob Naro for the positions and asked that Tanner Smith would be given any position turned down by one of the four.

RESOLUTION 19-69

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE BRIAN BURTON AS A FIREFIGHTER II, EMT-P FOR PART-TIME WITH A STARTING DATE OF AUGUST 12TH, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $12.00.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-69.

RESOLUTION 19-70

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE COLE MOORE AS A FIREFIGHTER II, EMT-P FOR PART-TIME WITH A STARTING DATE OF AUGUST 12TH, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $12.00.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-70.

RESOLUTION 19-71

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE JACOB NARO AS A FIREFIGHTER II, EMT-P FOR PART-TIME WITH A STARTING DATE OF AUGUST 12TH, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $12.00.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-71.

RESOLUTION 19-72

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE CLAYTON LIND AS A FIREFIGHTER II, EMT-P FOR PART-TIME WITH A STARTING DATE OF AUGUST 12TH, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $12.00.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-72.

RESOLUTION 19-73

A RESOLUTION TO HIRE TANNER SMITH AS A FIREFIGHTER II, EMT-B FOR PART-TIME WITH A STARTING DATE OF AUGUST 12TH, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS POSSIBLE, WITH A STARTING WAGE OF $10.00 IF ONE OF THE FOUR ABOVE LISTED FIREFIGHTERS TURNS DOWN THE POSITION WHEN OFFERED.  Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-73.

      1. Chad Noggle stated that Medic 802 is back in service with the filter and battery replaced and Medic 801 received preventative maintenance.
      2. Chad stated that Ben Danzig has requested paternity leave. Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded the approval of paternity leave for Ben Danzig until the 21st of September with an extension if necessary and approved by the Chief.
      3. Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded to allow the Firefighter’s Association to use the fire station for the fall scheduled fish fries, Aug 30th, Sept 20th, Oct 4th and 11th.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      4. Mr. Welsh moved and Mr. DeFelice seconded a motion to allow the spare medic to be used at football games.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.
      5. Mr. Welsh moved and Dr. Freeman seconded to a motion to begin charging a $100. fee for a Life Safety Inspection with the Fire Prevention Officer.  The Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion. 
      6. Chad stated that he received an unacceptable verbal offer from the school board. 

OTHER BUSINESS:

      1. MaryAnn reminded the Trustees that the Budget Commission Hearing is Wed, August 14th at 1:30pm.
      2. MaryAnn mentioned that OTARMA Insurance has added Active Assailant coverage. 
      3. The Trustees discussed installing an Emergency Fire Exit for the township building.
      4. Due to the length of this meeting, the Employee Handbook Revision was moved to the August 20th meeting.

ACTION ON MINUTES:

July 16, 2019 Regular Meeting: Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 16, 2019 and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve the motion.  

FISCAL OFFICER’S REPORT:

RESOLUTION 19-74

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PAY THE ATTACHED LIST OF BILLS AS THE LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS OF HARRISON TOWNSHIP.  Mr. DeFelice moved and Dr. Freeman seconded and the Trustees voted with three affirmative votes to approve R19-74. 

ADJOURNMENT:

With no further comments and all scheduled matters attended to, Mr. DeFelice moved and Mr. Welsh seconded the motion to adjourn the August 6, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting.  All were in favor and the meeting adjourned at 9:21pm.