Veterans Cemetery Caretaker

State of Tennessee

Memphis, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

Salary: $1,870 Monthly

*An applicant appointed to this flexibly staffed class will be reclassified to the next higher class in the series after successful completion of a mandatory one-year training period to Veterans Cemetery Caretaker 2* and earn a salary of $1,968 monthly.


West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest-Hill Irene Rd. Memphis, TN 38125

*This position has a heavy lifting requirement*

Description of Duties / Responsibilities: Prepares ground for headstone placement and sets headstones; assists equipment operators with opening and closing gravesites using a lowering device and tampering device. A Cemetery Caretaker 1 performs a variety of cemetery grounds maintenance work using push mowers, chainsaws, riding mowers and weed trimmers for mowing grass, trimming and pruning trees and shrubs. Prepares ground for headstone placement and sets headstones; maintains cemetery grounds picking up and removing trash and brush; cleans headstones; prepares grave sites for interments. The Cemetery Caretaker is required to work outside during all types of weather conditions.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Experience: Equivalent to six (6) months of professional grounds keeping experience.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid motor vehicle’s operator license. Must be able to lift heavy materials and equipment. Must be able to lift heavy materials and equipment as well as work outdoors in inclement weather conditions at needed.

Complete Classification can be found at: Job Classification

How to Apply:

You will be sent an Online Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Job Application once your Indeed application is received.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

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