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Hiring Part Time Cemetery Sexton

Cemetery Sexton Job Description

May 2019

The Waterloo Cemetery Sexton is a minor municipal official responsible for overseeing the town cemetery. The Sexton is employed by the Waterloo Town Council and reports to the Cemetery Board.

This is a part-time, occasional position.  Candidates should be self-motivated, have strong organizational skills, work well with others and able to work independently. Requires good communication skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to, working with the Clerk-Treasurers office and funeral homes to arrange digging of graves, selling grave sites and documenting all burials. The Sexton communicates with the Streets and Parks Superintendent for maintenance and burial logistics at the cemetery and to keep seasonal employees informed about the cemetery logistics as well.  Pay is $213.96 per quarter, $75 for burial of ashes.

Official cemetery records are maintained, deeds are issued and payments are processed through the Clerk-Treasurer’s office, so the sexton will work closely with this office.

The general duties of the sexton may include (but are not limited to):

  • Keeping diligent records of those buried in the cemetery and those moved to other cemeteries, as well as details of the number of lots and plots, who is owner of each, and details about the interred person
  • Keeping and updating detailed maps of the cemeteries, including the layout of the lots and individual plots
  • Assists clerk-treasurer office in sale of lots.
  • Coordinating burials in the cemetery
  • The sexton is responsible for arranging opening and closing all graves. (This ensures that graves are the proper size, vaults are properly installed, and equipment that lowers vaults and coffins into graves is set up and operates properly and safely.)
  • Retaining copies of keys to the mausoleum

Posted: until filled

Resumes may be sent to:

Waterloo Town Hall

ATTN: Tena Woenker

280 S. Wayne Street

Waterloo, IN   46793

 The Town of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the Town’s policy to treat all employees and applicants for employment equally according to their individual qualifications, ability, experience and other employment standards.  The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, number of dependents, gender identity, veteran status, housing status or any other legally protected classification. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and discharge.  It is equally the policy of the Town to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing employment.