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Equipment Operator/Greensworker (Cemetery)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16 - 18 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:08/28/2017



  • Maintains the cemetery grounds of Chestnut Grove Cemetery in accordance with objectives and work plan outlined by the maintenance supervisor
  • Employees in this classification perform skilled grounds maintenance work
  • Responsible for mowing grounds and trimming around monuments and markers; assisting with marking off burial sites and opening and closing of grave sites; and monument and marker placements 
  • Mowing grounds and trimming around monuments and markers; performs general clean-up, including flowers, trash and debris; oversees and participates in general landscaping, including pruning, trimming trees and shrubs; spreads seed; mulching flower beds; treatment of grounds
  • Operates hand tools, drills and other power tools; operates chipper/shredder; operates dump truck, turf vehicle, front end loader and tractor
  • Assists in equipment maintenance; disassembles and assembles mowing equipment and replaces worn or broken parts; performs minor maintenance on tractors and other equipment
  • Cleans and maintains town vehicles
  • Removes snow and ice from sidewalks
  • Performs related work as required

  Employees working at the Cemetery may be called upon to perform the following, additional duties:

  • Operates, according to safety instructions, a variety of cemetery maintenance equipment used in the preparation and maintenance of the grounds 
  • Hand waters trees, shrubs, flowers and newly planted grass areas
  • Pick up trash, dead and withered flowers, empties trash containers
  • Maintains cleanliness of shop area and bathrooms; maintains parking lot
  • Trims around tombstones to maintain a pleasant appearance for cemetery visitors


  • High school diploma or GED; experience in grounds-keeping a plus
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work weekdays, and occasional weekend mornings as scheduled
  • Must demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, and the ability to carry out assigned tasks unsupervised.
  • Previous work in a cemetery setting preferred


  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am- 3:30pm. One-two Saturday or Sunday mornings per month and occasional weekday holidays as needed for burials


  • Chestnut Grove Cemetery, 831 Dranesville Rd.










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