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Veterans Affairs, Department of

Cemetery Caretaker (Limited Term Employment) 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00964

County(ies):
Racine
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
CEMETERY CARETAKER 20-00964
    Cemetery Caretaker

Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Salary:
The pay for these positions will be $15.00 per hour. These positions do not include benefits and are in pay schedule and range 03-11.
Contact:
Kevin Roberts, Human Resources Specialist-Senior, 608-267-7297, Kevin.Roberts@dva.wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
Open
Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
"Making a difference in the lives of Wisconsin veterans"

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) currently has multiple openings for Limited Term Employment (LTE) Cemetery Caretaker positions at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SWVMC). These positions will serve as part of the team that maintains a final resting place for eligible veterans, spouses and dependents and creates a lasting memorial to their achievement and sacrifices.

The SWVMC is situated on 105 acres encompassed by rolling hills with serene, natural beauty. The cemetery is a short drive from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and other key locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Position Summary:   

These positions play a vital role in maintaining a dignified and tranquil landscape which serves as the final resting place for many of Wisconsinís veterans. The incumbents monitor and evaluate weather and other damage to the cemetery grounds and headstones and implements necessary maintenance to ensure attractive presentation of the cemetery grounds, including proper alignment of headstones and markers.

These positions are also responsible for the excavation and preparation of gravesites for interments and inurnments; setting-up gravesites and devices to lower caskets into grave liners; excavating graves by hand as necessary; using conservation, preservation and improvement methods and practices; removing snow and ice; applying sand to roads, walkways and building entrances; and performing daily routine maintenance on all equipment. Additionally, these positions perform preventative maintenance and repair on cemetery buildings and grounds.

Special Notes:   

WDVA will conduct criminal background checks prior to an offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without WDVA sponsorship) at the time of application.

Refer to the follow link for general information about state employment: General Information About Positions in Wisconsin State Government.

Qualifications:   

Minimally-qualified applicants will have training and/or experience:

  • Operating & maintaining heavy equipment and gas-powered machinery (e.g., vehicles, tractors, backhoes, excavators, skid loaders, portable gas-powered equipment; inspect, clean, adjust, store, transport, load/unload, etc.); and
  • Performing general gardening & landscaping duties (e.g., cultivation and/or care of trees, flowers and shrubs; propagation and/or development of turf and sod; evaluation of the need for fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides; removal and/or loading of materials; core aeration and thatching; mowing and/or trimming lawns, etc.).

How To Apply:   

In order to be considered for one of these positions, you must email a resume outlining your experience related to the qualifications listed above to:

Kevin Roberts
kevin.roberts@wisconsin.gov

Application materials will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to interview for these positions.

 

 
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