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The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Application for Employment

The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, color, religion*, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by applicable law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from illegal discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

* The Diocese, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to require “practicing Catholic” to be a qualification for a position.

Please answer all questions completely in order for your application to be considered for employment.

General Information

Are you currently working in the Diocese?

Have you ever worked in a Diocesan location?

If under 18 years of age, can you furnish a work permit?

Do you have any relatives working in the Diocesan location for which you are applying?

Are you able to perform the essential functions of the job for which you are applying with or without reasonable accommodation?

Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a felony or misdemeanor?

Educational History
Professional Work References

May we contact your present employer?

Employment History

Applicant Statement

I certify that all information I have provided in order to apply for and secure work with the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (the “Diocese”) is true, complete, and correct.

I expressly authorize, without reservation, the Diocese, its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume or job interview. I hereby waive any and all rights and claims I may have regarding the Diocese , its representatives, employees and agents for seeking, gathering, and using such information in the employment process and all other persons, entities, or organizations for furnishing such information about me.

I understand that the Diocese does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by applicable law. I further understand that the employment relationship between the Diocese and its employees may be governed by canon law as well as civil law.

If I am hired, I understand that employment is at-will. I understand that I am free to resign at any time, with our without cause and without prior notice, and the Diocese reserves the same right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, except as may be required or prohibited by applicable law. This application does not constitute an agreement or contract for employment for any specified period or definite duration. I understand that any handbooks, manuals, policies and procedures maintained by the Diocese are not contractual in nature and may be amended or abolished at the sole discretion of the Diocese. I understand that no supervisor or representative of the Diocese is authorized to make any assurances to the contrary and that no implied, oral or written agreements contrary to the foregoing express language are valid unless they are in writing and signed by the Diocese’s authorized representative.

I also understand that if I am hired, I will be required to provide proof of identity and legal authority to work in the United States and that federal immigration laws require me to complete an I-9 form in this regard.
I understand that any information provided by me that is found to be false, incomplete, or misrepresented in any respect will be sufficient cause to (i) cancel further consideration of this application, or (ii) immediately terminated my employment whenever it is discovered.

This application shall be considered active for a period of time not to exceed 90 days.


I certify that I have read, fully understand, and accept all terms of the foregoing Applicant Statement.

By entering your name you are electronically signing this application and have read and fully agree to these terms.


The Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (hereafter the “Diocese”) appreciates your willingness to share your faith, gifts and skills. Providing safe and secure programs for our members is of utmost importance to us. In the pursuit of providing safe and secure programs, we require, as a condition of employment, and/or continued employment, that all applicants consent to and authorize verification of the background information submitted on their application for employment.

I, the undersigned applicant, declare that all statements contained in my application for employment are true and that any misrepresentation or omission is cause for rejection of my application or termination from employment and/or ministry involvement. I agree to observe all of the guidelines and policies for the program in which I am applying. I hereby authorize the Diocese to conduct a personal and professional background check for the purposes of my application with the Diocese, or any parish, school or program within its territory. I understand that the Diocese may contact any references, past and current employers, church, youth organizations or agencies, and any individual or organization which might be relevant to my desired position. I do hereby agree to forever release and discharge all of the above stated persons and agencies providing such information from any and all claims and damages connected with their release of any requested information.

I do hereby agree to forever release and discharge the Diocese, its representatives, employees or agents, and any parish, school or program within its territory and their associates to the full extent permitted by law from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, or any other charge or complaint filed with any agency arising from the retrieving and reporting of information. I understand that a criminal background check will be conducted prior to and during my employment. I hereby give complete permission for the Diocese to conduct a criminal background check, an arrest records check, abuse registry check, and/or driving record check as applicable to the position for which I am applying. I authorize investigations of all statements contained in my application.

I understand that the Diocese, and any parish, school or program in its territory, has a ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSE and takes all allegations of abuse seriously. I further understand that the Diocese, and any parish, school or program in its territory, cooperates fully with governmental authorities to investigate all cases of alleged abuse. Abuse of minors or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate termination and possible criminal charges. I understand and agree that false statements and/or omissions regarding past conduct and/or present situations may be grounds for denial of my application or termination of employment and that refusal to inform the Diocese of the contents of a sealed criminal record will result in the automatic denial of my application or termination of employment. I understand and agree that information may be obtained from sources that I provided and that this information will be held confidentially by the Diocese, to the extent permitted by applicable law. I have also read and understand the above stated information within this authorization and am signing below of my own free will. I understand that I can withdraw from the application process at any time. I agree that any copy of this document is as valid as the original.

My signature indicates that I have read and understand the above.

Do not sign until you have read the above statements.

If driving is an essential function of the position, also provide the following:

Have you ever worked under a different name?

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Diocese.

At any time during the past 5 years have you lived in a different state (within the United States) or do you currently live outside the state of Louisiana?