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Cemetery Maintenance Worker 1

Department: Leisure Services

Division: Cemetery

Effective Date: 06/10/21 | Closing Date: Until Filled

*Position anticipated start date will be July 6th.

Salary: $11.00 - $13.00 Hourly

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of working level, semi-skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep and repair of the cemetery grounds and general environs

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Cemetery Maintenance Worker II, Cemetery Sexton or Parks Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised:


Essential Functions:

Operates lawn  mowing  equipment;  mows  and  trims  grass,  bushes  and  shrubs;  assists  in  pruning  activities  on  trees, shrubs  and  plants;  removes  dead,  diseased,  or  injured  trees;  stimulates  healthy  plant  growth  through  custom pruning  and  cutting. Performs general  landscape  and  gardening  duties;  removes  weeds,  plants  and  transplants  trees,  shrubs,  bushes, grass,  flowers  etc.  as directed  to  develop  an attractive  cemetery  and  grounds.   Assists with storage building maintenance and cleaning.


Performs lawn cutting and trimming in preparation of cemetery burials; assists with marking, digging and backfilling of graves; assists with maintenance of burial plots, marks headstone and monument placements; assists in the development of new cemetery sections.

Assists with funerals by directing processions, setting up and maintaining funeral parking areas and coordinating cemetery activities; assists customers in locating graves; supervises the work of head stone and vault companies.


Employee may also be tasked to the Parks department for special projects at the Cemetery Sexton or Parks Superintendent’s request


Performs related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

1.             Education and Experience:

                 A.   Graduation from a standard senior high school;



   B.   One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance, upkeep, and

          beautification of turf, parks, facilities and related environs.


2.           Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working knowledge of: Turf, landscape and sprinkler system maintenance; pump systems; hazards and related safety precautions associated with hand power tool operations; of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides with some skill level in the use of general gardening tools.



Ability to: Effectively communicate verbally with supervisors and potentially grieving customers.   Must be able to lift and/or manipulate 100 lbs.


3.           Special Qualifications:

             Must have a valid driver's license.

             Must have the ability to obtain & maintain a non-commercial pesticide spray cert. from the State of Utah.

             Upon hire, employee must pass Hazard Communication training

             Must be able to lift and/or manipulate 100 lbs.


4.           Work Environment:

Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc.  Talking, hearing and seeing is essential to the performance of the job.  Daily exposure to weather extremes and seasonal conditions are common.  Common eye, hand, finger dexterity needed in performance of essential duties.  Mental application utilizing memory for and attention to details, verbal instructions, discerning thinking.  Frequent local travel required in the normal course of job performance.


It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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