Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Cemetery Supervisor, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties related to the care and maintenance of the Great Bend Cemetery.

A.   Performs general grounds maintenance.

B.    Assists in burial preparations and the opening and closing of graves.

C.    Assists in the location and sale of cemetery lots and checks records for ownership rights.

D.   Mows and trims cemetery property.

E.   Performs janitorial duties, trash collection, and office cleaning.

F.   Operates heavy equipment, trucks, tractors, backhoes, sod cutters, and lawn care equipment.

G.   Assists in the rehabilitation of sunken graves, headstones, and markers.

H.   Performs other duties as assigned or required.


A.   Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

B.   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governing body, city administrators, department heads, employees and the public.

C.   Ability to use sound judgment and common sense, think logically, and make appropriate decisions.

D.   Displays knowledge of the mechanical operation of diesel and gas-powered equipment.

E.  Follows all necessary safety guidelines in the operation of equipment.

F.   Ability to maintain and make minor repairs to equipment.

G.   Ability to perform heavy manual labor.

H.  Demonstrate working knowledge of computers and modern office practices.

I.  Requires a valid Kansas driver’s license.


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.  At least one year of experience in construction, maintenance work, and general grounds maintenance is preferred. Some computer experience is necessary.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily outside.  Work is occasionally heavy and may involve physical activity such as lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying, and involves handling, seeing, hearing, listening, and talking. May involve after-hour calls and exposure to noise and to extreme weather conditions.