Cemetery Caretaker Job at Virginia Department of Human Resource Management, Pulaski, VA

  • Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
  • Pulaski, VA

Job Description

Cemetery Caretaker

Job no: 5018419

Work type: Wage (Hourly)

Location: Pulaski, Virginia

Categories: Trades and Operations

Title: Cemetery Caretaker

State Role Title: Trades Technician IV

Hiring Range: $20.00

Pay Band: WG

Agency: Dept of Veterans Services

Location: Southwest Va Veterans Cemetery

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Are you interested in helping Veterans and their families? Here at the Department of Veteran Services we provide services, resources, and support to Virginia Veterans.

Serve Virginia's veterans and their family members by ensuring they receive the benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned through service and sacrifice. This position is a working position responsible for completing all required functions towards locating grave/cremation sites within a specific garden section utilizing maps, pins and applicable measuring devices, then accomplishing the duties of opening and closing each site. This individual must be fully trained and have the ability to accomplish all listed functions in this section including operations of the cemeteries backhoe's, tractors, dump trucks, vault cart and other cemetery heavy equipment as applicable for that location. The Team Leader role is a working position that requires the individual to have solid knowledge and technical skills that will lead to the successful completion of all cemetery basic tasks assigned with minimal or no supervision. The Team Leader must have the ability to take control and accomplish assigned tasks individually or with the assistance of one or more employees assigned by the Cemeteries Assistant Director to assist with the assigned specific tasks. This is a task-oriented position that requires the individual to work well within the team environment. Must neatly maintain as directed by the Cemeteries Assistant Director all grounds areas, bush and mulch beds, gravesites, buildings inside and outside areas and familiar with placing temporary/permanent grave markers. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Cemeteries Director and or Cemeteries Assistant Director in matters concerning the veteran's cemetery. During summer months, the majority of your workload will consist of burial procedures, routine grounds turf and landscape bed maintenance to ensuring optimal performance in these areas. During winter months, the expectation of leveling and aligning headstones will be accomplished with attention to detail as instructed by Cemeteries Director/ Cemeteries Assistant Director.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have learned all cemetery grounds maintenance procedures and practices. Must be familiar and qualified with all operations including garden/section maps, pins and gravesite numbering system for laying out each site. This individual must be capable of preventative maintenance in relationship to the cemeteries light and heavy equipment including the operation of power hand tools, capable of plastering, plumbing, and roof repairs and carpentry. Able to lift/maneuver with the help of one additional person a 220-pound grave marker.

Additional Considerations

Any combination of education and job experience that leads to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above. Prefer experience and/or education related to housing programs and services for veterans provided through the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

High School education/GED or Cemetery experience of six months. The position requires a Valid Virginia driver's license.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or rsum is submitted successfully. Please refer to "Your Application" in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Contact Information

Name: DVS HR Team

Phone: No Calls

Email: Recruitment@dvs.virginia.gov

In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note : Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.

Advertised: 14 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 28 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Permanent employment, Temporary work, Summer work,

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