Hiring: Facilities Caretaker Position

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Facilities Caretaker Position Description

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a welcoming, growing, inclusive, and active congregation.  The Facilities Manager helps us live out our mission.

Mission Statement

We are a congregation empowered by the Good Shepherd to:

  • Nurture and support Christ’s flock through Christ centered worship.
  • Welcome all, offering trust and respect while sharing God’s unconditional love.
  • Reach out to a broader community through service and responsible stewardship of all God’s creation.

We are intentional about welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.  We advocate for and accompany immigrants.  We are engaging in antiracism work.

Position Summary

The Caretaker conducts facility maintenance and repairs; performs daily, weekly, and seasonal tasks that ensure the safety and well-being of those who use our facilities and grounds; communicates well and cooperates with staff and congregational members to make Good Shepherd a pleasurable place for work and worship.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Implements a maintenance plan to keep the facility looking and performing up to a high standard.
  • Keeps building clean.
  • Performs light and preventative maintenance on plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems, grounds, kitchen, and custodial equipment, exterior entrances, gutters, doors, and windows. Repairs chairs, tables, and other furniture. 
  • Maintains control of storage items and makes ready classroom space.
  • Starts heating system and monitors heat until end of the heating season.
  • Paints as necessary, hangs artwork and signage.
  • Cooperates with Good Shepherd staff, Kinderhaus staff, and congregational members to ensure well-maintained facilities and grounds.

Qualifications

  • Experienced in maintaining buildings and grounds.
  • Skilled in working with hand and power tools and small engine and mower maintenance.
  • Possesses basic plumbing and electrical knowledge.
  • Practices workplace safety and maintenance of first aid equipment.
  • Communicates well with staff and congregational leaders.
  • Attends to detail.

Employment Information

The Facilities Manager reports directly to and is supervised by the Pastor.  An annual performance review will be conducted by the Pastor and members of the Executive Committee.

Pay is $17 to start

Work is approximately 10 hours/week but may increase or decrease periodically based on the seasons and church activities.

This position is eligible for training and does not include medical insurance.

Email Pastor Amy Zalk Larson for more information and to apply: pastoramy@goodshepherddecorah.org