Catholic Cemeteries Omaha | Employment / Volunteer
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Employment / Volunteer

Our staff members are dedicated to serving our families with care and compassion at one of the most difficult times in their lives. For us, it is a ministry. We invite you to explore employment options here at Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed during the Memorial Day weekend as well as at our monthly Memorial Masses. To volunteer, please contact the office at 402.391.3711.

If interested, please submit your application in person to:
Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha
7710 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124-3199

CURRENT OPENINGS
Operations Representative (Grounds) Full Time

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare burial space: excavation, set-up, completion, tear-down, and back filling of committal services using industrial equipment and proper cemetery procedures
  • Perform landscaping and ground maintenance, including the following: mowing, trimming, sod laying, planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, chemical spraying, excavating, and raking. Use hand/power tools and operate industrial equipment.
  • Safely operate industrial mowers, trucks, backhoe and other equipment to complete work
  • Professionally represent the Cemeteries in assisting client families, guests, funeral directors, and the general public at assigned funeral committal services
  • Provide excellent customer service to all cemetery guests, vendors, and internal staff
  • Perform light equipment, tools, and building maintenance. Maintain cemetery shops and keep all related equipment clean, organized, and stored properly
  • Plans, plants, and cultivates lawns, gardens, and mulch areas
  • Keeps the entire property free of litter, cigarette butts, and other trash and hazards
  • Follows all safety practices and procedures, especially regarding chemicals and powered equipment
  • Ensure completion of all responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner
  • Maintain professional appearance, reliable attendance, attention to detail, and high-quality work
  • Perform or assist in installation of family-owned granite / bronze memorial markers, monuments, and vases
  • Basic concrete finishing work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED)

               

  • Respect for Catholic faith and Catholic funeral rites
  • Enthusiastic worker with an openness and desire to learn new skills
  • Ability to follow policy and safety procedures; maintain confidential information
  • Ability to safely operate and control various equipment and machinery. Such as weed eaters, trimmers, commercial mowers, tractors, trucks, backhoe
  • Ability to climb ladders, use scissor lifts and work at heights of up to 25 feet
  • MUST have the ability to lift, push, or pull items up to 50 lbs and team lift up to 100 lbs..
  • Ability to work either with a team or independently with little direct supervision
  • Ability to count and track inventory
  • Troubleshooting, applying appropriate solutions, and following through to ensure completeness of work
  • Flexibility in responding to day-to-day work requirements and a varied work schedule or assignments
  • Ability to read Basic Roman Numerals
  • Mathematical competence to calculate basic weights and measurements (metric and standard)

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (PREFFERED)

 

  • Experience working in cemeteries, golf courses, grounds or lawn maintenance is preferred
  • Experience performing residential or commercial building maintenance is preferred
  • Experience in light construction, automotive, or farming is preferred

 

EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA (REQUIRED)

  • Pre-Employment physical examination, including Drug Screen is REQUIRED
  • 18+ years old
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Pre-Employment background check
  • Steel Toe Shoes to be worn during all work hours
  • Will work the entire Memorial Day Weekend, including Memorial Day Monday