Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Grounds Maintenance Worker (cemetery)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Under general supervision from the Cemetery Supervisor, performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled work associated with maintaining the landscape and grounds for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community cemeteries. Works as a grounds crew to prepare gravesites for burials. This job class is treated as FLSA non-exempt and considered a DRIVING position.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.)

Examples of Tasks

1. Performs a variety of landscape maintenance work, including mowing grass, trimming shrubs and trees, preparing flower beds for planting and planting flowers, applying fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, and cutting weeds for cemeteries.

2. Prepares grave sites for funerals/burials, including digging the grave, setting up chairs and canopies for the service, setting the grave marker, and filing in the grave after the service is over.

3. Performs a variety of general grounds keeping activities, including picking up trash and brush, watering lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers, and setting up chairs at cemetery sites.

4. Performs basic masonry work to lay brick for vaults, laying cement for slabs and forms for graves.

5. Delivers and sets up tents, tables, chairs, and other equipment at gravesites as needed. Maintains and repairs equipment after each use. Reports damages or equipment rendered unusable to the supervisor.

6. Performs a variety of building maintenance and repair tasks, including cleaning, changing light bulbs, and painting, doing basic carpentry, and installing and repairing plumbing and electrical fixtures.

7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance program and agency operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of general grounds keeping methods and practices, including equipment use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of general building maintenance methods and practices, including painting, plumbing, electricity, and light carpentry.
  • Knowledge of equipment and supplies use for cleaning work.
  • Basic knowledge of masonry hand tools for laying brick and laying forms.

  • Skill in operating a mixer for cement work.
  • Skill in operating a variety of tools and equipment used in grounds keeping work, including backhoes, sprayers, and mowers.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff and the public.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with tribal employees and community members and other customers.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to community members who are grieving and upset about the maintenance and appearance of grave sites and related issues.
  • Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 50 pounds and perform prolonged heavy physical labor.
  • Ability to walk, climb, bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.
  • Ability to work outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to work flexible and non-standard work hours.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education & Experience:Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • For enrolled Community Members without a GED, must obtain a GED. Requires participation in the HR GED Program and successful completion of the Arizona state certified exam in order to continue employment with SRPMIC.

  • Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job will be considered when filling the position.

  • Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.