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MAINTENANCE OPERATOR I - CEMETERY (Cemetery Caretaker) - $2,000 Signing Bonus* - Open Until Filled

  • Job Title: MAINTENANCE OPERATOR I – CEMETERY (Cemetery Caretaker) – $2,000 Signing Bonus*
  • Category: Full-Time
  • Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Application: Click Here

Working in the City’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Department providing excellent service to the public preparing for funeral services and maintaining the grounds within the five cemeteries throughout the City.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $14.09 Per Hour Minimum
  • Annual Step for Performance Pay Plan
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 12 Vacation Days Minimum, Earned Per Year
  • 12 Sick Days Earned Per Year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan and Social Security Coverage
  • Education/Tuition Assistance Program; and Training and Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program – to include Mental Health Assistance/Services

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Essential Job Functions:

Performs manual laboring tasks as they relate to the maintenance of all aspects of cemeteries. Safely operates maintenance-service equipment (i.e. small tractors, backhoes, hustler mowers, dump trucks and pickup trucks) both on and off the highway over 50% of the work day. Wash, clean and perform routine maintenance, including checking fluid levels, tire pressure, filters, belts, etc. on assigned equipment. Performs manual laboring tasks under varying weather conditions; opens and closes graves, mows grounds, assists in setting markers, edges around markers, and trims hedges and other shrubbery. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and use of a backhoe, hustler mower, dump truck, tractor and less complex maintenance-service equipment; and traffic and highway safety rules and regulations; and of the hazards involved in the use of Public Services’ equipment and of the safety precautions to be taken.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform strenuous laboring tasks under varying weather conditions.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • One year experience in the operation and routine maintenance of light trucks and similar service equipment is preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license with a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven.
  • Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

  • Must have the physical ability, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

*$1,000.00 after completion of six month probationary period; $1,000.00 after completion of first year.

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