Compassion – Respect – Understanding - Integrity
If you share these values, then we want you!
CEMETERY WORKER (BURIALS)
Pool - Permanent, Fixed-term, Full-time and Part-time opportunities
The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board is a values-based organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from young people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, and Aboriginal Australians who have relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
MCB is recruiting for a pool of burials staff to fill vacancies as they become available for the next 12 months at our Karrakatta, Pinnaroo (Padbury), Fremantle, Midland, Guilford and Rockingham sites. These positions are responsible for the safe preparation of grave sites, the safe interment of the deceased and re-instating the site after interment. Our Burials staff play key role in our core business area of providing sensitive services to the WA Community.
There is currently one full-time, permanent role available for immediate filling at Karrakatta. This selection process will then be used to fill vacancies in these positions on a full time, part time, short-term or ongoing (permanent) basis as they arise within the next 12 months.
ABOUT THE JOB
You will work as part of a team and use your knowledge of safe work practices in using mechanical tools and manual labour in the preparation of burial sites and the reinstatement of the site after interment. You will also work as part of a team, assisting in other operational activities including exhumations, cremations, garden/grounds care and maintenance and other activities. Further information about this job can be found in the attached Job Description Form.
As an MCB employee, you will be focused on providing a high level of service in line with the MCB’s values of Compassion, Respect, Understanding and Integrity.
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR THE METROPOLITAN CEMETERIES BOARD
Working for the MCB, you will have access to highly valued public sector employment conditions and benefits which include:
- A culture based on values of understanding, compassion, respect, and integrity
- A work environment that encourages innovation to improve efficiency and productivity
- Rewarding and challenging work
- A work enviroment that recognises positive performance
- The opportunity to learn and expand on your skills, knowledge and experience
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- Expressions of interest for acting opportunities
- Flexible start and finish times within operational requirements
- Full-time and part-time opportunities
- Employer superannuation guarantee contribution of 10%
- Industrial Agreement-based salary and entitlements (e.g. personal leave, annual leave, purchased leave, long service leave, salary packaging)
- Employee Assistance program
- Wellbeing program
You can find more information about the benefits of working at MCB at: http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/our-organisation/employment-opportunities
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR – WORK RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be able to demonstrate in their written application that they have the following essential experience, skills, knowledge and abilities (work related requirements) to be considered for an interview.
In the context of this position, able to demonstrate:
- Knowledge of and ability to undertake safe work practices using correct manual handling techniques.
- Demonstrated experience in performing physical labour.
- Ability to work effectively in a team and unsupervised.
- Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills to relate respectfully with people at all levels and from different cultural backgrounds.
- Show judgement, initiative and common sense.
- An understanding of machinery operations and maintenance.
- Willingness to learn and develop computing skills appropriate to the role.
- C Class Driver’s Licence (manual)
- Commitment to integrity, honest and ethical behaviour and work practices.
- Hold Safety (White Card)
- First Aid Certification.
- MR Driver’s licence
- Experience operating medium rigid vehicles and horticultural equipment, including tractor, front end loader, backhoe/ excavator and skid steer.
To be considered for an interview, you must lodge your application on-line via “Apply for Job” below, and submit:
- A covering letter of no more than three pages (A4 size) outlining your work experience in relation to each of the work related requirements (selection criteria) listed above.
- An up-to-date Resume which clearly outlines your past work experience, knowledge and skills, and the contact details of two referees (one of which must be your current or most recent employer).
If you do not submit these two documents, you may not be shortlisted for interview.
FURTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATION
For more information about the position, please contact Mr Cameron Miller, Operations Coordinator Karrakatta, on 0457 629 860 (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application).
Please also refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) and Applicant Information Kit to assist you in preparing your covering letter and resume. If you experience difficulties downloading any of these documents, please call (08) 9383 5228.
You are encouraged to find out more about the MCB at our website www.mcb.wa.gov.au
The recommended applicant/s will be required to:
- be an Australia citizen or have Australian permanent residency status
- pass a pre-employment medical examination (which includes a standard Drug and Alcohol Screening test); and
- provide a current National Police Clearance prior to appointment that is less than six months old.
Apply online by clicking on the “Apply for Job” at the top or bottom of the page.
Please ensure you have your written application and updated resume ready to submit before logging in to lodge your application. Please also ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and pro forma applications will not be accepted.
Applications close: 10:00am, Tuesday, 3 August 2021
The Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has a four-day breach claim period at the end of this process. For more information, please see the Public Sector Commission Website (Breach of Standards Claims).