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Posted: 07/18/2019

City of Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Consistently named one of the “world’s friendliest cities”. The City of Savannah employs about 2,500 employees with 7 service centers.

Cemetery Conservation Technician
Professional Opportunity
Savannah, GA
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.

How to apply
Erin McCune
Phone: 912-651-6484
Fax: 912-525-1656
1375 Chatham Pkwy
Savannah, GA 31405

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