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Posted: 05/01/2017

City of Savannah Georgia
Dept. of Cemeteries

Established in 1733, the City of Savannah has one of the largest historic districts in the country, five (5) historic municipal cemeteries, and numerous historic parks, squares, and neighborhoods. In 1966, Savannah’s Historic District was declared a National Historic Landmark District. The City of Savannah owns five (5) municipal cemeteries Colonial, Bonaventure, Greenwich, Laurel Grove North, and Laurel Grove South, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Numerous neighborhoods and parks within the City have also been designated on the NRHP.

Cemetery Conservation Technician
Professional Opportunity
Savannah, GA
$15.92 an hour
Open Until
Until Filled


This position is responsible for leading and participating in the conservation of the architectural and cultural resources of the city's cemeteries.

Essential Job Functions

Performs masonry conservation treatments for various types of historic stone and brick structures.  This involves, but is not limited to mortar mixing, repointing, stone repair, plaster & stucco repair, bricklaying and brick repair.
Performs welding treatments of wrought or cast metal structures, including fences, gates, posts, rails, panels, arches, trellises, ornaments, lot markers, and sculptures.
Conserves, repairs, restores, repositions, and refabricates metal cemetery structures and equipment, , including pre-heating, cleaning, stripping, treating, brazing, soldering, priming, and painting, and patination of iron, bronze, copper, zinc, steel, aluminum, and other metal surfaces.
Develops metal preservation and construction standards and welding safety standards for the department; provides safety training in welding, cutting, and electrical hazard awareness.
Inspects and maintains arc welding and cutting equipment in safe, working condition; makes minor repairs as needed.
Performs carpentry tasks using both hand and power tools.
Assists with documentation of conservation treatments. 

This includes photographic and written assessments along with measured drawings of assigned projects.
Assists in all aspects of cemetery conservation and preservation.
Performs cemetery services, including lot sales, lot diagrams, interments, and on-call duties.
Serves on the critical workforce team.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED plus additional vocational training in welding, or additional vocational training in masonry; with two years of ferrous and non-ferrous conservation welding experience, or two years of historic masonry experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Experience in historic building trades preferred.

Work Hours: Monday- Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM  ;  Work Location: 802 W. Anderson St.

Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.  The final score on this examination will consist of a rating of education and experience, plus veterans' preference points, if eligible. The names of all competitors rated eligible for appointment will be placed on the proper register according to their final scores. 

Additional Information

Knowledge of historic preservation standards and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles of the construction, maintenance, and repair of metal and masonry structures.

Knowledge of city, bureau, and department policies and procedures.

Skill in building trades including carpentry, masonry, & metal working.

Skill in the operation of hand and power carpentry, masonry & metal working tools.

Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.

Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.

Skill in the training of personnel.

Skill in oral and written communication. 


Paid Holiday
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Defined Benefit Retirement Pension Plan
Protective Services Retirement Plan (select positions)
Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
Retirement Seminars
PPO Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness Programs
Health & Wellness Incentives
Long Term Disability
Excellence and Service Recognition
Employee Development and In-Service Training
Educational Assistance Program
Uniform Allowance (select positions)
Employee Assistance Program
Discounts and Memberships
Employee Relations
Direct Deposit
Credit Union
Pretax Parking Deductions
Employeer Assisted Home Purchase Program
Domestic Partnership Benefits


PPO Medical Plus Plan
PPO Medical Basic Plan
Dental Plus Plan
Dental Basic Plan
Vision Service Plan

Life Insurance

Basic Life and ADD
Supplemental Life Employee
Supplemental Life Spouse
Supplemental Life Child

Benefits costs are paid by the City of Savannah, by the employee or shared by both the City and the employee.


How to apply
Complete application online For questions contact Erin McCune in human resources at 912-651-6484 or EMcCune@savannahga.gov.
Erin McCune
Phone: 912-651-6484
132 E. Broughton St.
P.O.Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402

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