Diocese of Austin
  • 30-Nov-2017 to 14-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Cedarbake Retreat Center
  • Belton, TX, USA
  • Full Time
  • 1

PTO, Health Insurance, 403(b)

Ministerial Character

The Bishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church (the diocese) entrusted to him.  In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. 

Each position employed in the Diocese of Austin helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Bishop in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church. 

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for the overall maintenance of the Cedarbrake houses, chapel, lodge, conference center. The position reports to the Cedarbrake Director and operates with some latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Essential Job Duties:

  • As an integral part of your ministry for the Church as carried out in this position, support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic ministry and the mission of the Diocese of Austin in both your professional and personal life.
  • Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
  • Maintain, repair, and/or replace architectural systems, waterproofing systems, and interior or exterior finishes within properties.
  • Perform preventive and regular maintenance to include but not limited to; all golf carts, Cedarbrake cars, riding lawn mowers, log-splitter, and chain saw.
  • Change filters in all AC/heating units, clean gutters, and fence repairs.
  • Set up (move tables and chairs).
  • Maintain a supply of firewood for the fireplaces during winter months.
  • Upkeep and power wash porches and sidewalks.
  • Care and trim of trees around the 44 acres on a regular basis.
  • Maintain Cedarbrake drive trimmed of low hanging limbs; mow with the shredder and/or trimmer-mower.
  • Be available for varying or special work schedules as required by Cedarbrake needs.
  • Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, diocesan staff and other customers or clients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Skill in plumbing, electricity and carpentry.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, religious and laity.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Trainings:

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


  • Two (2) years of related full time wage earning work experience.

Language Requirement:

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

Catholic Requirement:

  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.


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


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