Full Job Description

If you are seeking a rewarding career in a fast-paced work environment, career progression and the chance to learn from the best, then we want you! If you’re up for the challenge, get ready to join our awesome Cemeteries team, supporting the City of Savannah historical cemeteries!
Did you know? Of the nearly 80 cemeteries located in Chatham County, Georgia, the Cemeteries Division maintains five existing cemeteries Bonaventure, Colonial Park, Greenwich, Laurel Grove North and Laurel Grove South, which are owned and operated by the City of Savannah. Each cemetery has a unique character and is historically significant to the City of Savannah!
The Cemeteries department is responsible for maintaining the grounds, selling interment rights, maintaining vital records, preserving the historical and cultural significance and coordinating all activities within the cemeteries. Our team of maintenance workers, senior maintenance workers, crew chiefs, medium equipment operators, conservation technician, coordinators and director works collaboratively to maintain the beauty of our cemeteries, and ensure machinery runs smoothly while upholding a safe environment where all employees can succeed. As we continue to grow our small team of 24, the Cemeteries team is seeking a skilled individual ready to keep our beautiful and historical cemeteries and equipment in safe working order.
We offer great pay, excellent benefits to include medical, dental, and vision plans, life insurance, employee/spouse/child supplemental life insurance, short-term disability, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, deferred compensation plan (457 B), pension plan, flexible spending account, home purchase assistance and 12 paid holidays!

Women, Minorities and Veterans Are Encouraged to Apply!

As the new Cemeteries Conservation Technician you will be responsible for 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 and stucco repair, bricklaying and brick repair.
  • Performs conservation treatments on ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including welding.
  • Performs carpentry tasks using both hand and power tools.
  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains equipment and other cemetery property. Includes facilities maintenance repair such as spigots, fencing, and debris pickup.
  • Assists in surveying, assessment, and documentation of monuments and other structures.
  • Performs cemetery burial services, and on-call duties.
  • Resets complex monuments using gantry cranes and tripods.
  • Assists in emergency response during disaster incidents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural Conservation or related field, or two (2) years of progressively responsible experience working with historic sites, masonry, metalwork or other advanced conservation treatments; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

Work Location: 802 E Anderson St. Work Hours: 7 am – 4:30 pm

Additional Requirements
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.

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 masonry, ironworking, and carpentry.
  • Skill in the operation of hand, power, and 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.
Job Category: Education/Training
Company: City of Savannah
Job Type: Full Time
Education: Associate Degree
Job Location: 802 W Anderson St Georgia Savannah
Experience: 2 - 5 years