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New day, new mindset, new focus, new intentions and new results!

New Salary – $16/hr
If you are seeking a rewarding career in a fast-paced work environment, career progression and the chance to learn from the best, then we want you! Are you up for the challenge? If so, get ready to join our awesome Cemeteries team, supporting the City of Savannah historical cemeteries!
Did you know? Of the nearly 80 cemeteries located in Chatham County, Georgia, the Cemeteries Division maintains five existing cemeteries Bonaventure, Colonial Park, Greenwich, Laurel Grove North and Laurel Grove South, which are owned and operated by the City of Savannah. Each cemetery has a unique character and is historically significant to the City of Savannah!
The Cemeteries department is responsible for maintaining the grounds, selling interment rights, maintaining vital records, preserving the historical and cultural significance and coordinating all activities within the cemeteries. Our team of maintenance workers, senior maintenance workers, crew chiefs, medium equipment operators, conservation technician, coordinators and director works collaboratively to maintain the beauty of our cemeteries, and ensure machinery runs smoothly while upholding a safe environment where all employees can succeed. As we continue to grow our small team of 24, the Cemeteries team is seeking a skilled individual ready to keep our beautiful and historical cemeteries and equipment in safe working order.
We offer great pay, excellent benefits to include medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, employee/spouse/child supplemental life insurance, short-term disability, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, deferred compensation plan (457 B), pension plan, flexible spending account, home purchase assistance and paid holidays!

Women, Minorities and Veterans Are Encouraged to Apply!
As the Medium Equipment Operator you will operate medium equipment for the Cemeteries department. You will also have an opportunity to help maintain our beautiful and historical City cemeteries.


Essential Job Functions


  • Opens and closes graves by machine and by hand.
  • Performs manual labor, general maintenance, or custodial duties in cemeteries.
  • Surveys cemetery lots including uncovering buried lot markers, measuring and recording data; probes cemetery lots to locate burial containers.
  • Assists cemetery visitors with information and directions; oversees after hour and weekend cemetery events; responds to service request.
  • Operates equipment in support of cemetery operations to include, but not limited to, backhoes, tractors, mowers, chippers, leaf collectors, dump trucks, trailers, and other medium equipment.
  • Operates chainsaws, line trimmers, hedgers, and edgers; operates backpack, handheld and push mowers and other small engine equipment.
  • Conducts daily inspections and preventative maintenance of equipment; documents and reports any issues.
  • Serves as lead person of work crew or works independently.
  • Completes daily work reports and ensure crew members are properly exercising departmental safety procedures.
  • Stores, mixes, transports, and applies various pesticides to target or host vegetation; applies pesticides with handheld or backpack sprayers.
  • Repairs irrigation systems, spigots, and irrigation heads; cleans and repairs park benches, traffic signs, and cemetery markers; paints fences and iron work.
  • Performs stand-by and on-call duty for after hour funerals, emergencies, and special events.
  • Maintains professional certifications and attends training.
  • Serves as a member of the City’s Critical Workforce; assists in emergency response during disaster incidents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED equivalent plus two (2) years of landscape, general grounds, or facilities maintenance plus two (2) years of backhoe experience or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Must possess and maintain a valid Class A or B Commercial driver’s license (required) with an acceptable driving history. Must possess or acquire within six (6) months of employment, a Georgia State Commercial Pesticide license with Right-of-Way endorsement.

Work Location: 330 Greenwich Rd Work Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

Additional Information


  • Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of general maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and construction procedures, equipment, and materials.
  • Knowledge of cemetery maintenance and construction procedures, equipment and materials..
  • Skill in the operation of lawn maintenance equipment.
  • Skill in the operation of hand and power tools
  • Skill in the operation of power sweeper, leaf blower, pressure washer, gate equipment and portable radio.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Job Category: Others
Company: City of Savannah
Job Type: Full Time
Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Location: Georgia Savannah
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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