Service Corporation International (SCI) Grounds Specialist in San Jose, California

Opportunity Details:

Overview & Responsibilities:

We currently have a full time opening for a Grounds Specialist at Oak Hill Funeral Home & Mortuary in San Jose, CA. 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.


Manages the grounds services provided at a cemetery or funeral home location(s). Performs all grounds keeping and maintenance matters on the properties and maintains the overall appearance of a cemetery, mausoleum or funeral home location.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Mows grass, plows snow, waters lawns, fertilizes and trims shrubs, tends flower beds and regularly inspects assigned work areas to insure proper standards are maintained.

  • Operates lawn and grounds equipment including push and power mowers, snow blowers, weed eaters, leaf blowers and other related power equipment.

  • Removes debris and trash from grounds. May include turning down vases and removing wilted flowers

  • Participates on teams in openings and closings for interments, entombments and inurnments. May perform disinterment.

  • May determine the location and layout of individual graves with assistance, complying with Company Interment Verification procedures.

  • May perform minor repairs to the cemetery and / or building systems.

  • May perform some of the duties associated with cremations such as maintaining inventory and complying with federal and state cremation regulations.

  • 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.

  • May assist in moving and installing burial vaults.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:


  • High school education or equivalent


  • Minimum 6 months relevant experience

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

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

  • Ability to operate equipment in a safe and careful manner

  • Ability to effectively work with others to accomplish tasks

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions

  • Basic computer skills to enable retrieving and responding to email communications

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 at .

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.35867

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Cemetery Maintenance

Type Full-Time

Job Locations US - CA - San Jose