Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp
Floral City

Working effectively with the Executive Director, the Facilities Manager (FM) lives and works on the 175 acres of camp property. The FM is responsible for keeping the buildings, grounds and equipment in top shape throughout the main property as well as the camp’s satellite properties at Tomahawk Lodge in Dunnellon, FL and our primitive campsite in Sumter County. The FM serves as the point of contact for all visiting groups during the off-season of camp and oversees all work and service projects throughout the year, with guidance from the Executive Director.

Starting Salary: $38,000 with housing and benefits. This is an exempt position. Benefits include health insurance, pension and more.

Qualifications/ Skills:

  • Must be an active member of a Catholic community to express personal knowledge of the Catholic faith and commitment to Catholic ideals
  • Knowledge and Skills in various building trades (i.e. electrical, plumbing, painting, construction, equipment operation, water systems, pool systems and septic systems, erosion control, etc.)
  • Ability to accept direction, supervise and encourage volunteers and work well with others
  • Self starter, organizer, goal-oriented, ability to work independently
  • Able to be flexible with hours, including being on call some nights and weekends.
  • Willing to be a part of a team and willing to further the mission and vision of Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp. Willing to be kind and inclusive of all who participate in the ministry of the camp.
  • 7 years experience working in a related industry or building trade
  • Must pass a level II FBI background check
  • Must complete online Safe Environment training

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • General Maintenance
    • Conduct the janitorial activities of the camp
    • Prepare facilities for user groups
    • Identify safety hazards and promptly perform corrective actions
    • Inspect and make necessary repairs of all facilities and equipment
    • Supervise and coordinate with vendors performing maintenance
    • Maintain all DOSP and Catholic Mutual standards and required safety logs
    • Be available for emergencies, including hours when guests are in camp
  • Building, Grounds, Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance
    • Keep and maintain all camp vehicles in good operating condition
    • Maintain grounds to ensure minimal risk of injury to persons using camp
    • Maintain camp signage
    • Maintain water systems at camp, including well pump, pool pump and coordinating with water company personnel
    • Maintain and repair septic system on routine, scheduled basis
    • Maintain the camp pool, ensuring that it is kept up to code
    • Maintain the camp kitchen during the off-season, ensuring that it remains clean, in good working condition and ready for use
    • Complete monthly reports, logs and review with Camp Director
    • Identify additions/modifications to facilities to meet needs
    • Supervise and work with outside contractors when necessary or requested
    • Maintain grounds to reduce risk of fire hazard, including but not limited to; annual inspections and removal of fire fuel
    • Maintain the maintenance garage and all areas where tools, equipment, firewood, etc. are stored, parked or staged in an orderly manner. Minimizing visual blight and exposure of guests to potentially dangerous situations
    • Work with seasonal staff, outside groups and volunteers to ensure proper handling of equipment
    • Mow, trim trees, weed wack, split firewood, clear hiking trails, etc.
  • Some basic computer skills required for report filing, receipts and other as needed
  • Occasionally required to help in other areas of camp as required

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to use hands to fingers, and be on your feet.
  • Regularly required to be on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch or walk on steep grades.
  • Occasionally required to move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Routinely required to operate power equipment and machinery such as skid steer, tractor, man lift, etc.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be quiet to noisy.
  • The employee must remain flexible with timing and be able to shift priorities as needed.
  • Frequently work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of fire.

Core Competencies:

  • Cooperation: Committed to a positive working relationship with the Executive Director, other staff, and all camp users; takes initiative but also checks in with supervisor about suggestions, new ideas, and concerns; acts as a team player.
  • Hospitality: Genuinely welcomes and greets all persons interested in the Camp in person or on the phone with a positive and warm presence; offers help and encouragement; is clear about how answers will be found to questions if answer is not known by the staff person.
  • Organization: Prioritizes work assignments with an ongoing and updated task list; meets deadlines; learns and applies Camp policies and procedures, prioritizing safety and health policies; is able to multitask; is able to be interrupted while working and respond positively to new or unexpected situations.
  • Confidentiality: Uses diplomacy and tact in all relationships; keeps appropriate boundaries of confidentiality in communicating information about other staff and all camp users; shares frustrations and concerns only with the Executive Director or Board; acts with integrity and trustworthiness as a public representative of the Camp.
  • Communication: Facilitates open and clear communication about the Camp’s (facility/kitchen/etc) needs between staff, Executive Director, and Board; follows up on tasks promptly and updates all those who are affected.
  • Promotes Camp’s activities and mission: Is able to articulate and support the Camp’s mission and vision; is aware of and enthusiastic about the Camp’s events, programs, and opportunities and ready to answer questions about and promote them; encourages new people to participate.

About Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp:

Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp is the traditional overnight summer camp for the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL. Founded in 1947, our mission is to challenge youth to build true character through wholesome outdoor adventures and the Catholic Faith. Each summer we welcome about 500 campers to take part in our 8 weeks of summer program. The rest of the year, we make our 175 acre property and facilities available to retreat groups for rent and occasionally facilitate our own off-season program.


To apply for this position, please follow the link below to submit your application AND email your resume / cover letter to Stephen Watkins at swatkins@goodcounselcamp.org

For questions/clarification about anything above, please email Stephen Watkins at: swatkins@goodcounselcamp.org
The position will remain open until the right candidate has been found, we hope to start in the Fall of 2023