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Temporary Cemetery Assistant

Description : This position will be responsible for operations related to Evergreen Cemetery. Primary responsibilities will include items related to that of Assistant Cemetery Sexton but specific to the following related to Evergreen Memorial (Previously known as Fairview Cemetery):

1) Organizing files and digitization using Potem Software
2) Use Excel to create a tracking issues log for the cemetery
3) Working through branding and necessary improvements to Evergreen Memorial.
4) Streamlining and responding to customer inquiries related to Evergreen Memorial.

This position is set for six months in total at hours negotiable and flexible per week. 

Other duties that may apply:
● Individual is responsible for assisting with the care and preservation of the Township’s active
and inactive cemeteries. Performs other duties as may be. Individual reports to the Cemetery
Sexton, who reports to the Board or any Board member or designee of the Board.
● High school diploma or equivalent plus minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience
in cemetery sales and maintenance is preferred;
● A license by State of Ohio for cemetery lot sales is preferred;
● Must have the resources to communicate with Township officials and respond on short
● Communicate with Township officials, Township officers, Township employees, outside
agencies and residents with respect and dignity and in a professional and business-like
● Must remain bonded and/or insurable under the applicable Township’s insurance policies;
● In the absence of the Cemetery Sexton, direct operations of Cheshire Peachblow and
Fairview Cemeteries and any other active and/or inactive cemetery under the care and
direction of the Berlin Township Trustees (the “Board”);
● Any other duties as assigned by the Cemetery Sexton and/or the Berlin Township Trustees
(the “Board”);
● Accurate recordkeeping of grave lot sales, grave lot deeds, burial records, interments,
inurnments, dis-interments, re-interments, foundation orders, and pouring foundations;
● Provide information to Cemetery Sexton for database input;
● Make records available to public upon request;
● Be available to meet with prospective buyer;
● Provide prospective buyer with available grave lot/space information;
● Upon sale of grave lot/space collect money, prepare receipt in triplicate;
● Collect signature of buyer on rules of cemetery;
● Provide original receipt and copy of signed rules to buyer;
● Provide sale data to Cemetery Sexton (setup & manage grave(s)) for input in cemetery
software database;
● Provide signed rules signature page, receipt copy and collected money to Township Fiscal
Officer within 24 hours of collection;
● Stake grave space for interment;
● Notify excavator and Township maintenance personnel as to date and time of interment;
● Check to make sure grave has been dug and interment setup has been done by vault company;
● Be available to direct traffic at cemetery;
● Assist funeral director as needed in closing grave;
● Provide receipt to funeral director;
● Provide burial permit and interment information (manage occupant) for database input;
● Provide burial permit, monies collected and receipt copy to Township Fiscal Officer within
24 hours of interment;
● Hand dig grave for infant interment and/or cremation inurnment;
● Prepare gravesite for graveside service by putting grass carpet and chairs at grave site;
● Assist funeral director as needed in closing grave;
● Collect burial permit and fee for closing grave;
● Provide receipt to funeral director;
● Provide burial permit and interment/inurnment information to Cemetery Sexton (manage
occupant) for input in database;
● Provide burial permit, monies collected and receipt copy to Township Fiscal Officer within
24 hours of interment/inurnment;

● Prepare grave lot/space for monument foundation by staking foundation area, digging hole,
building foundation forms, ordering concrete, pouring and leveling concrete in concert with
road maintenance Department;
● Notify monument company when monument can be set on foundation and mark location of
● Prepare grave lot/grave space(s) for military marker foundation and set military foundation;
● Provide foundation information to Cemetery Sexton for database input;
● Prepare detailed monthly cemetery activity report and provide to Township Fiscal Officer;
● Perform additional duties as assigned by the Cemetery Sexton, Board of Trustees, individual
Trustee or designee of the Board;
● Maintain regular, predictable in person attendance at the Township’s work sites and
● Work irregular hours (evenings, nights, weekends, etc.) or overtime as necessary.
● Ability to communicate to comprehend and act upon instructions, policies, and procedures
pertaining to assigned duties;
● Ability to understand construction, repair and maintenance procedures for cemetery markers
and foundations and the ability to make practical application to the work assignments;
● Ability to work well with the public;
● Ability to work well with others and to function as a member of a work crew;
● Knowledge of the policies, procedures and methods of the Cemetery Department and the
relationship they have to work assignments;
● Knowledge of workplace policies and procedures relative to cemetery maintenance
● Knowledge of organizational and work zone safety practices and procedures and the ability
to apply to the work environment;
● Ability to perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks relevant to Township
cemetery activities; sale of grave lots, staking of graves, accurate recordkeeping of grave lot
sales and burials, construction, repair and maintenance of cemetery marker foundations;

● Ability to use power/air driven tools, light to medium equipment to complete work and the
● Ability to perform heavy manual labor for prolonged periods, often under adverse weather
● Ability to use the following equipment:
● Small hand tools-shovel, rake;
● Small power tools—weed eater, chain saw, power saw, power drill, etc.;
● Light to medium duty vehicles; and
● Heavy duty trucks, tractor and other related equipment as required to complete
work assignments.
● The working conditions and physical and mental demands of this job are as necessary to
fulfill all essential job functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation;
● Individual performs heavy work which may require lifting more than fifty (50) pounds
frequently. The work of this position is primarily performed outside and requires sustained
physical exertion while doing a variety of maintenance and repair activities. Individual may,
from time to time, as determined by the Board, be required to pass a physical examination to
determine the individual’s ability to perform essential job-based functions;
● Incumbent performs the following physical activities: climbing, balancing, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting,
fingering, grasping, feeling, communicating, and performing repetitive motions;
● Individual must be able to see at close distances and beyond arm’s reach. Depth perception
and peripheral vision are required to safely operate vehicles, trucks and other heavy
equipment. Neck mobility is necessary when operating excavating equipment;
● Individual works outside, in the Cheshire Peachblow and Fairview Cemeteries and any other
active and/or inactive cemeteries under the care and direction of the Board, with exposure to
extremes in temperatures and weather conditions, noise, dirt and mechanical hazards.
Incumbent is frequently exposed to vibrations, atmospheric conditions, oil and various other
● Incumbent may work alone and work must be exacting;
● Work is also performed in the home or in the Township administrative building. 

Contact : Send application and resume to Fiscal Officer:

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled