Town of East Millinocket 53 Main Street East Millinocket, ME 04430 Tel: 207-746-3376 Fax: 207-746-3550

Cemetery Sexton - Part-Time, Seasonal Position

Department: CEMETERY

The Cemetery Sexton is responsible for supervision of general cemetery operations. Work is mostly administrative. The Sexton is appointed by and is responsible to the Board of Selectmen.

TYPICAL DUTIES (but not limited to)

Supervises cemetery groundskeeper and office staff.
Oversees record keeping details related to burials, sale of lots, layout of graves on maps and other administrative details.

  • Sells lots
  • Keeps track of billing and cemetery permits.
  • Prepares budget, codes bills and submits for payment.
  • Enforces cemetery regulation.
  • Works with and supervises contractors for major repair jobs and expansion.
  • Other as directed or required by the Board of Selectmen.


Good knowledge of cemetery operations and maintenance techniques. Thorough knowledge of layout of cemetery and location of graves. Good physical condition.

Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to public service
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed a high school equivalency exam.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions.
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment physical and substance abuse test.
  • Sense of humor


Completion of a standard high school course.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands for this job may include frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, the ability to lift, carry, push, pull greater than 50 pounds. Flexibility is important because of the need to use-ride mowing equipment, climb over and around obstacles, suddenly move out of the way of dangers, etc. Mental alertness is important because of the need to make fine distinctions and decisions concerning subtle cues to impending danger. While performing tl1e duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain the ability to walk up and down stairs, utilize protective equipment, including eye wear, footwear, hearing protection, gloves, and protective clothing, endure moderate exposure to weather, extreme heat, wet and/or humid conditions, high level noise intensity, vibration, moving mechanical parts/hazards, dirt/dust, odors, and other environmental conditions.

The work environment cl1aracteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, hazardous chemicals and materials and intense outdoor seasonal conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to extreme.


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Applications may be submitted by email to or mailed to the address below. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Applications must be received by April 10th, 2020 at 4:00pm.

Selectmen's Office
53 Main Street
East Millinocket, ME 04430