Service Corporation International (SCI) Grounds & Facilities Supervisor in Alexandria, Virginia

Overview & Responsibilities

We currently have a full time opening for a Grounds & Facilities Supervisor at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

An integral part of our ability to attract and keep customers lies in the appearance and upkeep of the cemeteries and parks. A strong ability to manage people is very important. The Maintenance Supervisor will continuously maintain the cemetery grounds and parks in excellent condition in an efficient and cost effective manner. Preparation for completion of responsibilities requires timeliness, accuracy and quality performance.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Organize and supervise the work of the grounds staff on a daily basis which includes: laying out grave sites and preparing them for burials, setting memorials and markers, performing lawn maintenance such as mowing, trimming, planting and snow removal, collecting trash or other debris from the grounds

  • Recruit and manage performance, and when necessary, discharge grounds staff

  • Is able to fill any role required in the grounds keeping / facilities maintenance function

  • Verifies that the locations of all interments, entombments or inurnments are accurate.

  • Assures that sites are prepared for services as expected by client families.

  • Assures that all physical components of the memorialization process are in compliance with the client family wishes.

  • Trains and supervises grounds crew.

  • Maintains existing memorials and crypts.

  • Assures that the grounds crews’ uniforms, personal appearance, actions and demeanor present an appropriate image to client families.

  • In consultation with Location Manager, Office Manager and other staff, schedules and delegates work assignments to meet client family wishes.

  • Maintains a safe working environment by training the staff in Observe safety rules and ensure compliance with the operating procedures of corporate, federal, state and local regulations, including OSHA regulations and Safety and Environmental guidelines.

  • Maintains proper inventories of equipment, supplies and merchandise.

  • Purchases safety equipment and supplies as required.

  • Assures that all equipment is cleaned and properly maintained.

CORE / CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Demonstrates a Commitment to Services Excellence, Trustworthiness and Integrity

  • Shows consistency among principles, values, ethical standards and personal behavior

  • Is trusted by subordinates and peers to keep one’s word and follow through on commitments

Promote Innovation

  • Encourages and generates new ways to look at processes and problems

  • Identifies cost savings and revenue opportunities

  • Generates and champions new ideas and initiatives

Achieve Results

  • Balances time, resources and quality requirements to achieve business goals

  • Sets high standards of performance for self and others

  • Drives the achievement of agreed-upon results

Display Adaptability

  • Actively supports change initiatives

  • Coaches staff to adapt to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change

Communicate Effectively

  • Conveys information clearly and concisely in written and spoken communication

  • Listens effectively and provides frequent feedback

  • Creates environment in which team members share information openly and honestly

  • Makes effective and motivating presentations

Collaborate with Others

  • Utilizes optimal level of collaboration with team members to achieve business goals

  • Shares credit with others for their contributions

  • Celebrates team successes

Build Productive Relationships (Internal / External)

  • Relates well to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives

  • Maintains composure and constructive relationships even under difficult circumstances

WORK CONDITIONS

Work Environment

When considering the work environment associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

  • Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

  • Moderate odors, dust, odor, pollen or fumes may cause discomfort and/or irritation to eyes or respiratory passages

  • Loud noise from equipment/machines is at a level where ear protection is recommended.When considering the work postures associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Work Postures

  • Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 8 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings frequentlyWhen considering the physical demands associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required

  • Carrying and/or lifting materials up to 100 pounds

Requirements & Qualifications

Education:

  • High school education or equivalent or relevant work experience

Experience:

  • Funeral industry experience would also be a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower

  • Ability to operate larger mechanical equipment, including dump trucks, riding mowers, tractors and brush hogs (under supervision is able to operate backhoe).

  • Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria

Associate Requisition ID Req.49482

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Cemetery Maintenance

Type Full-Time