Description: Seasonal Groundskeeper for a small cemetery in Kearny, NJ. Hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (for most days). Some days you will be required to report earlier, or may be asked to work a few hours on a Saturday. Position typically runs from Spring through end of year, with potential to continue through the following season.
Duties include but are not limited to: Grass cutting (lawn mower, weed whacker) Assistance with funeral processions General grounds maintenance Must be able to lift heavy items Must live locally and/or have own transportation. There are expectations to arrive on days with inclement weather due to cemetery workers being essential workers. Other duties may apply as you progress in the position.
This Job Is:
A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal April - December with opportunity to stay all year.
Salary: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour to start during probationary period, performance raises may follow.
Monday to Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (for most days).
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location: In person - 748 Schuyler avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032
Disclaimers: The cemetery cannot inter caskets greater than 30" and no more than 400lb total weight (including casket). Call with details to inquire about anything outside of this range. You may need a vault company to wheel the casket to the grave and lower it into the grave, we suggest Suburban Vault Company. The cemetery reserves the right to request proof of valid identification and licensure for any funeral director that enter our cemetery accompanying a funeral.
The cemetery only accepts payments made online, we no longer accept in-person payments, physical checks, money orders, etc.
Overtimes fees for late arrivals are strictly the responsibility of the funeral home. Any overtime charges assessed will be billed directly to the funeral home after the funeral takes place. If there are any outstanding overtime charges unpaid you will not be able to schedule an interment until the outstanding fees are paid.
The cemetery does not permit the use of camera/video recording during the procession, transport of the casket to the grave, during the services which are not limited to; setup, lowering, closing of the grave. The cemetery does not give any consent to video record our staff.