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San Bernardino seeks cemetery caretaker for Pioneer Memorial

By in Press Enterprise on November 14, 2017

By Brian Whitehead

A full-time position could be created to care for San Bernardino’s 22-acre Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.

For an annual salary of up to $60,000, the caretaker will manicure lawns; pick up litter; maintain the sprinkler systems; assist service attendants, mortuary directors and families; dig graves; and prepare mausoleum and mausoleum crypts for service.

“Attentive tasks that aren’t included in basic maintenance projects and have really gone undone for several years,” said Jim Tickemyer, city parks and recreation director. “It’s just going to help the overall maintenance of the cemetery.”

The City Council is to vote on the item at Wednesday’s meeting.

  • The San Bernardino City Council on Wednesday is set to vote on adding a full-time cemetery caretaker position for Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. The city currently only uses one part-timer and some city staff to dig graves, monitor watering, set headstones and install flowers. (Staff file photo, The Sun/SCNG)

  • The San Bernardino City Council on Wednesday is set to vote on adding a full-time cemetery caretaker position for Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. The city currently only uses one part-timer and some city staff to dig graves, monitor watering, set headstones and install flowers. (Staff file photo, The Sun/SCNG)

    The San Bernardino City Council on Wednesday is set to vote on adding a full-time cemetery caretaker position for Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. The city currently only uses one part-timer and some city staff to dig graves, monitor watering, set headstones and install flowers. (Staff file photo, The Sun/SCNG)

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