Cemetery Operator, City of Brampton

JOB STATUS & DURATION:  Full Time Permanent
HOURS OF WORK:  40 hour workweek / shift work / variable hours
STARTING SALARY:  $32.13 per hour

JOB TYPE:  Union
POSTING DATE:  July 15, 2022
CLOSING DATE:  July 29, 2022 


Reporting to the Foreperson, Cemetery Services, assists in administering and operation of one of 26 City of Brampton cemeteries; operates, maintains a wide variety of light and heavy equipment; ensures safety of sites and operations. 

  • Handle incoming complaints, questions and requests on the grounds and at the office, this would include the sale of burial plots, making funeral arrangements.
  • Train staff and supervise work assignments and direct part-time and full-time staff.
  • Locate, prepare and set up graves, through the operation of backhoe/truck, for the purpose of burial and removal of human remains.
  • Restore and follow-up maintenance of burial plots after the burial or removal of human remains.
  • Restore monuments or markers in all cemeteries under the care of the City of Brampton in need of repair due to weather, aging or vandalism.
  • Property maintenance - repair roads and buildings, fences, benches and other cemetery structures. 
  • Snow removal and sanding.
  • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, cutting, seeding, watering, leaf removal and removal and re-grading.
  • Gardening – soil management, budgeting, preparing, planting and design of flowerbeds.
  • Pruning, fertilizing, preparing, planting and selection of shrubs and trees.
  • Install, repair and maintain all irrigation systems in the cemetery
  • Inspect and maintain all fleet owned or rented equipment used by the cemetery. 


  • High school (Grade 12) graduation plus an additional program of over one (1) year and up to two (2) years (Diploma program) in Landscape or equivalent.
  • Over two (2) years up to and including four (4) years of experience in a cemetery/horticulture environment.
  • A valid, non-probationary Ontario Class DZ driver’s license.
  • Chainsaw certification is required.
  • Cemetery Personal Sales Licence from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is required.
  • Crematorium Operator’s Certification with the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals is considered an asset.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

 **Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

Interview:  Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.                                                              

As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available. 

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above (use for iCIMS) OR at: www.brampton.ca/employment (use for external websites/job boards) quoting reference #104808 by July 29, 2022 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to complete a self identification survey. The survey is voluntary. Participation in the survey will have no impact on hiring decisions.  All information collected is confidential and will not be shared with the hiring manager. The surveys will be anonymized and will be kept separate from applicant or employee files, such that the individuals who completed the surveys will not be identifiable.  The results of the survey will assist in the analysis of disaggregated metrics for organizational planning purposes and our commitment to advance and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. The City may use anonymized data to produce aggregate reports for internal or external use.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact TalentAcquisition@brampton.ca or 905.874.2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.