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Custodian - Diocese of Palm Beach

Be part of our mission: To responsibly sustain and grow the work of the Church in caring for God’s people in the five counties that comprise the Diocese of Palm Beach in Southeastern Florida.

From Sebastian to Boca Raton and from Palm Beach to Okeechobee, we are united as a family of faith, In Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, the 225,749 Catholics of the Diocese of Palm Beach span the economic and cultural spectrum of the area and contribute to a rich and vibrant faith experience in our 50 parishes, 17 schools, 3 missions and a cemetery. Be part of our team.

The Diocese of Palm Beach is in searching for church/school Custodian who possesses the following job abilities and qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To provide for janitorial services for all the buildings as scheduled. Assures the church, school and other parish buildings are maintained in a clean and orderly manner. To maintain specific areas in Church/School buildings, as applicable, including but not limited to vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, dusting, polishing woodwork, cleaning windows and glass, emptying garbage, and bathroom stocking and cleaning.
  • Reports damage, repair needs, light bulb replacements, faulty equipment, etc. to supervisor for instructions on how to proceed
  • Opens the facilities and ensures that buildings are closed at the end of the day, and after Church/School activities as scheduled. 
  • Have on-call availability for emergencies. Have the ability to occasionally work at irregular hours and/or on weekends/holidays


  • Knowledge of janitorial procedures.  2-4 years of experience in custodial work
  • Ability to use and understand cleaning chemicals and maintenance equipment.
  • Able to read and/or follow simple directions/signs, and follow simple oral and/or written instructions in English.  Ability to work as a team.
  • Knowledge of Religious Ed program requirements regarding safety and janitorial support a plus
  • Knowledge of Parish Hall maintenance requirements a plus
  • Must be self-motivated, perform with minimum supervision, and able to maintain confidentially
  • Have general knowledge of janitorial supplies and their applications, product labels and applicable manuals
  • Have on-call availability for emergencies. Have the ability to occasionally work at irregular hours and/or on weekends/holidays
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 50 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of standing, kneeling, reaching, bending and climbing
  • Frequent extended periods working closely with others
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. loud noises, sirens)
  • Occasional climbing of ladders
  • Frequent working with cleaning chemicals and fumes, strong odors

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, download and complete the "Employment Application" 

Please forward the employment application, resume, salary requirements and list of references to the attention of

Gretchen Wood, Human Resources Coordinator.

Via US Mail: Diocese of Palm Beach

9995 North Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650

Via Fax: (561) 775-9575

Via Email:

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