City of Des Moines Washington
  • 21-Feb-2020 to 01-Apr-2020 (PST)
  • Marina
  • Des Moines, WA, USA
  • $17.50 -$21.50
  • Hourly
  • Extra-Hire Temporary Part-Time

This position is not eligible for benefits other than those required by law.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Reviewing applications as they come in.

To Apply:  Complete the online application at, and attach a resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the qualifications for the position.

Wages: $17.50 - 21.50 DOQ

Status and Work Hours

Hours vary and include primarily late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Generally, from October through May, the hours range from 0 to 15 per week; during the high season, June through September, the hours range from 20 to 40 per week. This is an extra-hire position with no benefits.

Nature of Work

Are you looking for a flexible, part time job where you can be involved directly with events happening in your community? Or maybe you are looking for an introduction to learn more about the fundamentals of event management? The Facility Attendant Lead oversees the direction of other part-time extra hire staff during event and works under the direction of the Events and Facility Rentals Manager by providing customer service, facility monitoring and light maintenance during events for the City.  City of Des Moines offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event facilities where the facility lead will work at.    

Essential Job Functions 

  • Assumes responsibility and control of the facility, and provides guidance and leadership direction to other part-time extra-hire staff while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Maintains facility, equipment and amenities; i.e., cleans restrooms, sets up tables and chairs to change room set up, empties garbage.
  • Assists with patron's use of the Department, City, and community facilities where Department programs and events are being held; provide information regarding the facility, to arrange room rentals, etc.
  • Completes administrative duties in a timely manner; e.g., attendance, incident/accident reports, opening and closing procedures, facility inspection reports.
  • Assists facility users/staff with facility setup and takedown, equipment checkout and inventory, lost and found, and general site supervision and security.
  • Monitors user functions to ensure that building security is maintained and the rental contract is adhered to. Contacts emergency personnel (e.g. police, ambulance) if required.
  • Maintains a safe and tidy program space ensuring equipment is set up and stored appropriately.
  • Reports all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor for follow up in a timely manner and take appropriate action.
  • Monitors building systems reporting concerns to supervisor.
  • Opens and closes building, ensuring that alarms are properly set if applicable; and doors are secured.
  • In the event of any emergency situation, take charge in the absence of supervisory staff.
  • Maintains an understanding of department programs and services.
  • Understands, adhere to, and enforces departmental and program procedures, confidentiality guidelines, emergency procedures and health and safety standards for all participants and staff.
  • Occasionally transports participants to and from field trips and program activities by driving a 14-passenger van; assists with maintaining vans in clean and operating condition; vacuums, washes and fills with gasoline; maintains current usage and mileage records.
  • Attends meetings/training as required.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the general public using principles of good customer service.
  • Reports for scheduled work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to being assigned to work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, equalize peak work periods, or balance the workload.

Minimum Qualifications

     Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. in order to arrange tables, chairs, and room equipment.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, direct, and follow rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Secure, close, and lock facility when event is complete.Handle multiple tasks in high paced environment.
  • Give direction to event staff.
  • Communicate with clients in all types of situations.
  • Deal with the public with poise and tact in sometimes stressful situations.
  • Be flexible and self-starting in work assigned for the event or shift.
  • Follow directions and supervise other employees.
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards.

     Education and Experience

  • High School graduate or GED preferred
  • Previous event experience preferred

     Special Requirements

  • Possess a valid First Aid/CPR card, or obtain within three months of hire date, and maintain throughout employment.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain throughout employment a valid Washington State Driver's License with a good driving record.
  • Because of the known effects of tobacco use, the City of Des Moines does not hire applicants who use tobacco products.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background and criminal history check.

     Working Conditions

  • Environment:  Work location varies depending on facility rentals and scheduled events, usually work independently at multiple locations at various times. 
  • Physical Abilities:  Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. in order to arrange tables, chairs and room equipment. 
  • Hazards:  Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.  Responsible for closing and locking facility alone at end of shift. Work will require the individual to use cleaning supplies at every shift.

Extra-Hire Employment

  • The City defines an "extra-hire employee" as one who is appointed to a position that is not eligible for benefits except those mandated by law or regulations, such as Social Security, workers' compensation, and state mandated sick leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • The City of Des Moines is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and all qualified applicants, including all ethnic backgrounds and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.
  • In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer is obligated to make a reasonable accommodation only to the known limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability. In general, it is the responsibility of the applicant or employee with a disability to inform the employer that an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, to perform essential job functions or to receive equal benefits and privileges of employment.

General Information

  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge, skills and abilities typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to balance the workload.
  • The City of Des Moines is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace.
  • The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. 
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