St. Helen Catholic Church
  • Georgetown, TX, USA
  • Full Time

PTO, Health Insurance and 403(b)

Buildings and Grounds Assistant
St. Helen Catholic Church Georgetown, Texas

Ministerial Character
The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the Parish (St. Helen Catholic Church - Georgetown, Texas) which the Bishop has entrusted to him.  He makes Christ's mission present and enduring in the parish.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. Helen Catholic Church - Georgetown, Texas help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary:
The Buildings and Grounds Assistant is responsible for maintenance of the structures, systems, equipment, and grounds of St. Helen Church, School and Rectory.  The position reports to the Facilities Manager and operates under some supervision with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Perform, on a timely manner, work related to the maintenance of campus including but not limited to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and grounds projects.  Maintain a safe and secure environment, using applicable federal and state regulations as a guide.  Perform custodian duties as needed.
  • Assist Facility Manager on appropriately maintaining campus in a cost effective and safe matter.
  • Follow a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
  • Perform "hands on" maintenance services, as needed.
  • Clean the church and empty garbage cans.  
  • Clean the school, cafeteria, meeting halls, and the grounds of the campus is needed.
  • Assist with event set-up, clean-up, unlocking and locking up before and after events.
  • Be on-call to answer questions and take action as needed.
  • Maintain a work schedule and full time attendance according to established Parish business hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Roman Catholic teachings and parish structure.
  • Knowledge of large facility systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.).
  • Knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, power equipment, and terminology of building trades.
  • Knowledge of general cleaning practices with household type chemicals and equipment.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural parish serving various cultures and a wide range of age groups.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, and laity.
  • Ability to read labels, use cleaning chemicals safely, follow safety protocols, wear safety gear, and use the appropriate tools for each task.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to work independently at a fast pace, have attention to details, and to perform repetitive jobs.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 40 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish (writing, reading and conversing). 

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Trainings:

  • High School Diploma or GED acceptable to Texas Education Agency.


  • Three (3) years of full time wage earning experience in maintenance and custodian duties is required.


  • Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in writing, reading and conversing).

Catholic Requirement:

  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.


  • Valid Texas driver's license. (Maureen: Valid Driver's License)
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period. 

Working Conditions:

  • All employees of the Parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church.
  • The Parish is an at-will employer.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the Parish are tobacco free.
  • Working in a fast paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays will be required.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations.  
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
  • May be required to use personal vehicle to drive off-site locations.
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