🔗Cemeteries Conservation Coordinator
Website City of Savannah
The City of Savannah Cemetery Division is a division of the Park & Tree Department. It contains administrative, burial, conservation, maintenance, and tourism functions which consist of 23 full-time and 1 part-time position. The Cemetery Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of five historic cemeteries including Bonaventure, Colonial, Greenwich, Laurel Grove North, and Laurel Grove South Cemeteries, which are approximately 350 acres. Additionally, we service approximately 500 burials each year.
Supervises directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
Performs architectural conservation; leads conservation crew in masonry architectural restoration and conservation, ferrous and non-ferrous metal architectural restoration and conservation, and bronze sculpture restoration and conservation.
Surveys, analyzes, and documents architectural conditions; completes condition assessments, measured drawings, and photographic documentation; prioritizes projects according to cultural significance and danger of loss.
Manages monument conservation contract, and coordinates and evaluates work performed by contractors performing conservation treatments.
Prepares estimates of preservation treatments; purchases and maintains inventory.
Establishes and implements plans, policies, and standards relating to the conservation program; participates in departmental planning activities.
Develops third-party work agreements, and leads projects involving volunteers, local universities, and other organizations performing conservation in the cemeteries.
Prepares oral and written reports. Takes information gathered from documentation and assessments and create technical conservation reports.
Repairs and maintains broken or damaged equipment and other cemetery property. Includes facilities maintenance repair such as spigots, fencing, and debris pickup.
Conducts safety meetings and enforces safety guidelines.
Updates and manages the conservation files database.
Performs cemetery services, including lot sales, lot diagrams, interments, and on-call duties; responds to after-hours emergencies and prepares cemetery services on weekends and holidays, as needed; resolves customer complaints.
Assists in emergency response during disaster incidents.
Performs other related duties as assigned.