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 The City of Winnipeg is a vibrant and dynamic organization with many opportunities! 

We offer a diverse and welcoming work environment that delivers quality services to our citizens. 

Municipal Cemeteries Administrator 

Planning, Property and Development 

Posting No: 118024 

Closing Date: June 27, 2019 

Under the direction of the Real Estate and Land Development Manager, the Municipal Cemeteries Administrator is responsible for the strategic planning, human resource management, leadership, and the financial and business management and operation of all municipal cemeteries within a highly regulatory framework. 

The Administrator prepares and administers the Current and Capital Budgets and reports to Senior Management on the ongoing financial position of the operation. 

As the Municipal Cemeteries Administrator you will: 

- Be responsible for the management of all aspects of the business operation of all Municipal Cemeteries. Oversight for the human resource, administrative and operational management of the cemeteries. 

- Develop and/or contribute to the development of governing legislation, by-laws, training, proposals, policies and procedures for the administration and operation of the municipal cemeteries. 

- Prepare, administer, monitor and/or authorize the annual financial expenditures as approved in the Operating and Capital Budgets for the Municipal Cemeteries; financial reports for Senior Management; revenue and expenditures oversight. 

- Develop and implement a Cemetery Marketing Plan and establish new partnerships and programs to enhance the provision of a full range of services. 

- Liaise with governing bodies; professional associations, sales representatives, manufacturing agents, etc. to keep informed of new trends, establish programs that promote and provide benefits to the cemetery and community served. Hires and liaises with consultants to provide products and services to enhance service delivery to the public. 


Your education and qualifications include: 

- Post-secondary education in business administration, business management, death care, funeral directing/services, or related field. A suitable combination of education and experience will be considered. 

-Four years of related experience including two of the following: supervising a business operation; managing funds or a budget; developing partnerships; developing, reviewing and implementing plans and/or processes. 

-Working experience in day to day cemetery operations is considered an asset. 



- General understanding and application of Cemetery By-law, Rules and Regulations, the Cemeteries Act and the Public Health Act, and related legislation, and how they govern and effect cemetery management and operations. Thorough knowledge required within 6 months. 

- Ability to interpret relevant legislation which pertains to the operation of a cemetery in accordance with City, Provincial and National Standards and Practices, for all aspects of interments and disinterment’s. 

- Ability to lead staff, give guidance, and use supervisory and management techniques. 

- Ability to communicate effectively in both technical and non-technical written and oral reports. 

- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to make decisions and recommendations based on mature judgment. 

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior members of the administration, fellow workers, other City Departments, the general public, outside agencies, consultants, political representatives and the media. 

- Knowledge of the Civic Government and the Departments’ operations and structures of financial, administrative and contractual guidelines and procedures. 

- Ability and knowledge of practices and procedures normally associated with the collection and recording of financial transactions. 

- Ability to use computer software programs for the preparation of reports, financial summaries, inter-office communication and other correspondence normally associated with administrated management. 

- Possess a basic level of knowledge and understanding of a supervisor’s responsibilities under the Workplace Safety & Health Act and Regulation (required to be appointed to the position). 

- Must have, or be able to acquire in a reasonable period of time, a working knowledge of all workplace safety and health aspects pertaining to the position. 

- Must be available on call on a rotational basis, if required, throughout the year with respect to building security, personnel misconduct, vandalism, fire, theft, mechanical and electrical malfunction and other operational matters. 


Conditions of employment: 

- Must have and maintain valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License. 

- The successful applicant will be required to provide a vehicle for transportation while on City business, subject to the terms and conditions of the City’s Transportation Policy. 

- A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. To obtain Police Information Search information please visit: www.winnipeg.ca/police. 

- Able to obtain and maintain a Commission of Oaths within 3 months. 

- Able to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid Training within 6 months. 



- Citizen & Customer Focus 

- Respecting Diversity 

- Ethics and Values 

- Integrity and Trust 

Results Oriented 


APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below: 

1. Current resume AND/OR Application Form (Required). 

2. Cover letter that clearly demonstrates how you meet the required education and qualifications above. 


*Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.* 

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M., June 27, 2019. 

Online applications can be submitted at http://www.winnipeg.ca/hr/. For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ's or contact 311. The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process. 

The salary range for this position is $3,131.22 to $4,215.32 biweekly. (Under Review) 

We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development! 


Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.