Diocesan Properties
St. Petersburg

Position Purpose

The housekeeper for diocesan properties is responsible for maintaining specifically assigned clergy residences in a clean and orderly condition, including oversight of the condition of the building and grounds. The housekeeper is responsible for household shopping and must be able to perform heavy household cleaning and lifting. This position is a 6-hour daily position, Monday through Friday.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Diocesan Properties

  • Assures the twice-a-week cleaning of the diocesan properties as assigned. This is accomplished by dusting, sweeping, mopping, waxing, and vacuuming, cleaning and sanitizing all bathrooms, Cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen, including the clergy’s bed linens weekly and prepare rooms for guest arrival, water planets and care for animals as needed.  This shall include loading/emptying/running dishwasher as needed. Deep cleaning as needed, such as polishing, disinfecting, cleaning doors, interior windows, baseboards, and stairwells.  Works with the supervisor (Director of Internal Services Administration) to ensure other areas of the homes are cleaned and properly maintained. Assures the homes are maintained in in an orderly manner.  Cleans and sanitizes equipment properly.
  • Collaborates with clergy in determining grocery and household shopping needs. Grocery shops and purchases food twice a week, works with supervisor in determining a budget for food (after input from the clergies.) In preparation for days not working at the individual homes, assures the refrigeration and pantry is stocked.  Assures refrigerator and cupboards are well stocked for the weekend.  Ensure disposal or recycling of waste, newspapers, and other disposables.
  • Oversees the purchase and ordering of household supplies for each assigned diocesan property. Restocks items, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and other supplies. Incumbent prepares list of supplies needed and makes purchases as authorized by supervisor and clergy. Maintains records related to inventory, costs of food and supplies.
  • Assures laundry for the clergy is washed, dried, ironed, and dry cleaned as appropriate.  Returns laundry to the clergy’s rooms. 
  • Oversee lawn maintenance, i.e., advise supervisor of problems. Oversee pool and fountain maintenance, i.e., advise supervisor of problems.  Reports any maintenance problems to the supervisor on a timely basis. Reports residence equipment requiring repair/replacement to supervisor.
  • While servicing the assigned diocesan property, serves as security watch of the residence such as picking up mail and newspapers, turning lights on and off, checking doors and windows, when the clergy is absent. 
  • Makes the assigned diocesan property a home.  Prepares/decorates homes for Christmas, Easter and other holidays/events as requested and as necessary.
  • Perform errands as required.
  • Occasionally prep cooking meals as requested.  
  • Prepares the home for special events, including special scheduled dinners with clergy or donors at the home.  This includes but not limited to deep cleaning, preparing the home to accept guests, prepare the meal, or work with a caterer for the special events.  This may include serving a greater amount of clergy and their guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Pastoral Center

  • Support the Internal Services Administration team by being the backup person for hospitality, front desk, mail room, and housekeeping.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Adhere to strict confidentiality in all matters pertaining to diocesan business, specifically matters pertaining to the diocesan properties, including conversations, guests, etc.
  • Dresses appropriately and conducts self in a professional manner.
  • Understands duties may change to accommodate the Clergy’s needs and maintenance of their residence.
  • Understands days/hours may change to accommodate the Clergy’s needs and maintenance of their residence.

Physically able to lift and carry 25-30 pounds, stoop, bend and carry items as required to perform job.

Collaborative Relationships

  • Housekeeper is directly accountable to and evaluated by the Internal Services Administrator Director.
  • Housekeeper is responsive to requests by the clergy.

Qualities and Skills

  • High school diploma is required.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Understanding of cleaning techniques and safety procedures.
  • Strong communication, comprehension, and interpersonal skills.
  • Transportation required to run errands. Mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Available on short notice and after hour emergencies.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Successfully complete a FDLE Level II Criminal Background screening and meet the minimum Standards of Moral Conduct of the Diocese.

NOTE: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of this position. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

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