Cemetery Caretaker Technician

This position is closed. 11/15/2012 12:00:00 AM

Agency:

Department Of Veterans Affairs

Department:

Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration

Occupation:

Operate vehicles ( e.g. , pick-up trucks , stake trucks ) to pick up and or deliver supplies and equipment .
Inspect equipment for deficiencies or failures to identify the need for repairs and perform routine operator preventative maintenance .
Use a variety of hand tools ( e.g. , shovels , picks , wheelbarrows , stone puller , lifting device ) to perform landscaping or grounds keeping tasks and or assist in lifting and moving heavy objects .
Operate a variety of power tools ( e.g. , backpack blower , chainsaws , pressure washers , pneumatic equipment , or other power tools ) .
Read and understand written instructions on the use and maintenance of various tools and equipment .
Operate standard office equipment ( for example , computer , telephone , typewriter , fax , photocopier , and calculator ) to complete work .
Utilize word processing and internal computer software programs to create , edit , print , retrieve , or manipulate files .
Use database spreadsheet programs to input data , complete forms , and create charts , tables , or graphs .
Make , receive , or transfer telephone calls .
Respond orally to inquiries or requests for information to resolve queries .
Participate in public affairs and speaking engagements to communicate the agency 's mission .
Process incoming forms , records , and other documents .
Compose correspondence , written reports and news releases .
Proofread documents and correspondence to address formatting , grammatical , consistency , or typographical errors .
Communicate in a courteous and tactful manner to create an environment of respect for customers .
Follow oral and written instructions from supervisor to complete work tasks .
Work cooperatively with team members to complete interrelated work tasks .
Remove fallen branches , trees , grass , leaves , weeds or other debris to maintain appearance of grounds .
Utilize power equipment ( e.g. , augers , roto-tillers , sod-cutters , tampers ) to maintain and renovate grounds .
Operate grass trimmers , weed-eaters , and walking mowers to mow and trim grass .
Operate riding lawn mowers and small tractors to perform grounds maintenance tasks .
Tamp and level soil by utilizing the necessary equipment ( e.g. , hand tools , power tools ) .
Remove debris ( e.g. , snow , ice , mud , dust , sand ) from paths and driveways using appropriate tools and equipment to clear walkways and transportation routes .
Practice standard precautions by wearing personal protective equipment .
Operate vehicles and equipment on all terrain types ( e.g. , fields , roads , hillsides , rough terrain ) using established safety precautions and methods .
Ensure stability of vehicle and materials by distributing and or securing loads to be hauled .
  • Communicate in a courteous and tactful manner to create an environment of respect for customers.
  • Follow oral and written instructions from supervisor to complete work tasks.
  • Work cooperatively with team members to complete interrelated work tasks.
  • Remove fallen branches, trees, grass, leaves, weeds or other debris to maintain appearance of grounds.
  • Utilize power equipment (e.g., augers, roto-tillers, sod-cutters, tampers) to maintain and renovate grounds.
  • Operate grass trimmers, weed-eaters, and walking mowers to mow and trim grass.
  • Operate riding lawn mowers and small tractors to perform grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Tamp and level soil by utilizing the necessary equipment (e.g., hand tools, power tools).
  • Remove debris (e.g., snow, ice, mud, dust, sand) from paths and driveways using appropriate tools and equipment to clear walkways and transportation routes.
  • Practice standard precautions by wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Operate vehicles and equipment on all terrain types (e.g., fields, roads, hillsides, rough terrain) using established safety precautions and methods.
  • Ensure stability of vehicle and materials by distributing and/or securing loads to be hauled.
  • Operate vehicles (e.g., pick-up trucks, stake trucks) to pick up and/or deliver supplies and equipment.
  • Inspect equipment for deficiencies or failures to identify the need for repairs and perform routine operator preventative maintenance.
  • Use a variety of hand tools (e.g., shovels, picks, wheelbarrows, stone puller, lifting device) to perform landscaping or grounds keeping tasks and/or assist in lifting and moving heavy objects.
  • Operate a variety of power tools (e.g., backpack blower, chainsaws, pressure washers, pneumatic equipment, or other power tools).
  • Read and understand written instructions on the use and maintenance of various tools and equipment.
  • Operate standard office equipment (for example, computer, telephone, typewriter, fax, photocopier, and calculator) to complete work.
  • Utilize word processing and internal computer software programs to create, edit, print, retrieve, or manipulate files.
  • Use database/spreadsheet programs to input data, complete forms, and create charts, tables, or graphs.
  • Make, receive, or transfer telephone calls.
  • Respond orally to inquiries or requests for information to resolve queries.
  • Participate in public affairs and speaking engagements to communicate the agency's mission.
  • Process incoming forms, records, and other documents.
  • Compose correspondence, written reports and news releases.
  • Proofread documents and correspondence to address formatting, grammatical, consistency, or typographical errors.