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Public Works Crew Leader- Cemeteries - G122

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements daily, weekly, and monthly grounds maintenance schedules for the four city-owned cemeteries.
  • Coordinates funerals with funeral homes, family members, vault companies, and the cemetery crew; inspects all burial sites before and after funeral services to ensure that everything is in order and that there is no damage to the surrounding areas.
  • Assists with maintaining office records for all four cemeteries; does payroll and monthly reports; sends this information to the Revenue Division and the Clerk of Council office for billing.
  • Transfers hand-written internment cards into the computer for the city Web site.
  • Inspects cemeteries for lawn maintenance and beautification purposes.
  • Interacts with the public on genealogy requests, grounds complaints, and lot locations.
  • Operates lawn equipment in the maintenance of the grounds. Monitors budget expenses.
  • Weekend work is to be expected.
  • Performs the duties of the Cemeteries Manager in his or her absence.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of burial needs and research skills.
  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques of grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the budget process.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and assigning work.
  • Skill in operating a computer and maintaining accurate records to prepare reports.
  • Skill in operating a backhoe, weed eater, and other lawn equipment.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. This position is required to supervise state inmate labor. Employee must pass the Department of Corrections three-day certification within the time frame required by this department which is normally six months but may be altered.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.

  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.

  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.

  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.

  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.

  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.

  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.

  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.

  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.

  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.

  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.

  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.

  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.

  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.

  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.

  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.

  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.

  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.

  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word

  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.

  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.

  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.

  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.

  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.

  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.