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New Starting Salary!! $15.75/hour
Are you ready to walk through the door of opportunity? You are on the right path towards a new and exciting opportunity to embrace a new beginning! If you are up for the challenge and 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! 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, providing interment services, maintaining vital record, 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 collaborate 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 23, the Cemeteries team is seeking a skilled individual ready to keep our beautiful and historical cemeteries and equipment in safe working order.

We offer an excellent benefits package to include 12 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, wellness programs, education reimbursement, deferred benefit contribution plan and more!

Women, Minorities and Veterans Are Encouraged to Apply!


Essential Job Functions


  • Performs manual labor, general maintenance, grounds maintenance, landscape maintenance, and custodial duties in cemeteries and cemetery buildings.
  • Assists an assigned crew; supervises assigned crew as needed; promotes and observes safe work practices.
  • Assists with burial operations; surveys cemetery lots including uncovering buried lot markers, measuring and recording data, probes cemetery lots to locate burial containers, opens and closes graves by machine and by hand, restores gravesites.
  • Cleans and maintains buildings and facilities, including mowing grass, removing litter, streets, utilities, repairing fences and other equipment.
  • Performs preventative and routine maintenance; documents and reports any issues.
  • Inspects, operates, and maintains a variety of small engine equipment in support of cemetery maintenance operations.
  • Controls traffic on work sites; sets up traffic control devices; maintains a clean and safe work site.
  • Troubleshoot basic maintenance problems and performs various repairs.
  • Maintains landscaping, storm drainage, and irrigation systems; treats plants and turf for disease, cultivates and maintains trees and flower beds.
  • Assists in the application of various pesticides and herbicides.
  • Assists in the preparation of facilities for special events.
  • Performs stand-by and on-call duties for after-hour funerals, emergencies, and special events.
  • 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 plus one (1) year of related grounds maintenance, landscape maintenance, or facilities maintenance or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in cemetery maintenance preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Experience with the following equipment preferred:
Zero-turn mower, bagger mower, tractor pulling a trailer with attachments, bush hog, flail mower, water tank trailer

May require the following certifications/licenses:

  • Confined Space Safety Certification
  • ICS100 and ICS700
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Traffic control Flagging certification

Work Location: 330 Greenwich Rd Work Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

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 equipment and tools necessary to perform essential duties.
  • Knowledge of job-related safety hazards and precautionary methods
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in oral communication.
  • duties as assigned
Job Category: Others
Company: City of Savannah
Job Type: Full Time
Education: High School Diploma
Job Location: Georgia Savannah
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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