Portland Recreation & Facilities
Job Description
City of Portland, Maine
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department
Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department - Full-time 37.5hrs/week -
The City of Portland is seeking a Director of Cemeteries and Historic Projects that will be responsible for the
administrative and managerial work in planning, organizing and directing the management and operations of
the City of Portland’s active and inactive cemeteries. Work is performed with considerable discretion, initiative
and independent judgment under the general supervision of the Director of Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Department. This position will also be responsible for directing, supervising and overseeing historic park and
cemeteries projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes: Developing and implementing Cemeteries Division goals,
objectives, policies and procedures. Marketing and selling of burial plots and perpetual care bonds. Oversees
coordination of interments and disinterment. Directs, oversees, manages, monitors and delegates
responsibilities for winter operations. Assisting the Parks Director with managing capital projects for the
department including budget development, procurement and contract process, as well as, construction and
quality control. Prepares and monitors the budget of the Cemeteries Division. This position will work
collaboratively with departmental divisions, City Departments, City Council, Land Bank Commission, Park
Friends Groups, Neighborhood Associations and outside organizations.
Requirements of Work include: Graduation from a college or university with a baccalaureate degree in Park
Administration or a related degree, as well as five years of progressive supervisory or administrative experience
in parks or cemeteries, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Extensive knowledge of
modern principles and practices of park administration, cemetery management, forestry, park planning, design
and construction. Experience in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the Cemetery
Division functions and staff. This includes having the ability to coordinate interments and disinterment with
patrons and funeral directors. Prior experience with budget development and knowledge of capital project
management is needed. Proven ability to communicate with families during their grieving process is necessary
for this position. Working knowledge of construction management and capital budget management; especially
that of historic park and cemeteries management and restoration. Must also have working knowledge of
computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel. Experience with historic cemeteries, and
funeral and religious customs is preferred. Current State licensed Practitioner of Funeral Services and Certified
Parks and Recreation Professional is desired. Must have and maintain a good driving record. Offers of
employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal conviction background check. Salary range:
$70,968 to $87,273 annually.
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City Benefits - Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½
paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and
income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the
University of Southern Maine.
The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.
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