The following list of major duties and responsibilities does not necessarily represent any one
job. It is the compilation of the diversity of job duties fulfilled by many people who have a
job title similar to that of Custodian. It is not an expectation that any one person necessarily
fulfills all of these duties. It is also recognized that there may be elements of a job which are
not included in this checklist. Parishes are encouraged to create individual job descriptions,
using this checklist as a normative guideline in this effort.
I. POSITION PURPOSE
A. Provides cleaning and light maintenance for the parish buildings and grounds.
II. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Assures the church, school and other parish buildings are maintained in a clean and
orderly manner including dust mopping and/or vacuuming floors, cleaning
bathrooms, and washing windows.
B. Maintains wood furnishings which require oiling and maintenance.
C. Assures the parish grounds are maintained in a clean and safe manner including
mowing, watering and edging lawns, blowing walkways, weeding, pruning and raking
on a seasonal basis.
D. Maintains playground in a safe and clean manner.
E. Performs minor maintenance on the school, rectory or church including light
carpentry work and minor repair work on the facilities as needed.
F. Provides other general assistance as needed through setting up the chairs, tables in
the parish and school facilities as requested, hauling moving items and picking up
parts or other equipment as requested by staff.
G. Assures the collection and disposal of garbage.
H. Serves as a member of the Parish Safety Committee.
I. Maintains an inventory of supplies for lighting and cleaning and orders supplies as
J. Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required to function as a Custodian. This is
accomplished through reading appropriate materials and attending appropriate
workshops or participating in other training opportunities