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🔗Cemeteries Conservation Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Savannah, GA
  • $53,367 USD / Year
  • Department: Cemeteries
  • Job Summary: As a Cemeteries Conservation Coordinator, you will lead the conservation of the architectural and cultural resources of the City's five cemeteries.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural Conservation or related field, supplemented by four (4) 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.

  • How to Apply:

    Please submit an application with supplemental questions and a writing sample using the URL provided.

  • Job benefits: Paid Holiday, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, Pension, 457, Roth IRA, Health, Vision, & Dental Care, etc.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: This position can be physically demanding often requiring lifting, holding, or carrying objects up to a maximum of 40 pounds, walking, bending, kneeling, climbing, and similar physical tasks, all of which may occur while exposed to the elements (heat, cold, wind, rain, etc.)
  • Application URL:

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.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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