Temporary Cemetery Caretaker

The Cemetery Caretaker performs jobs requiring mainly manual skills and physical strength.
Performs a variety of tasks, such as operating small tractors and riding lawn mowers; transplanting shrubs; digging graves to the proper level;cutting and removing sod, tamping and leveling dirt using hand and power tools; digging and squaring graves using pneumatic equipment, picks and shovels;assisting in lifting and placing caskets on lowering devices; loading and unloading materials; aligning headstones; cleaning and clearing cemetery grounds of debris using power trimmers, chainsaws, axes, shovels, rakes,blowers, vacuums etc.
; weeding, mulching, and applying fertilizer; pruning shrubs and low level dead branches; removing snow and ice; cleaning headstones using sprayer and hand brush; and cleaning service and administrative areas.
The full performance level of this position is WG-3.
Work Schedule:
May be required to work Monday through Friday to include occasional weekends.
Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time.
Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday.
All staff is required to work Memorial Day each year.
Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery.
Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work.
Relocation expenses are/are not authorized.


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