Event Custodian - Oregon Convention Center, Part-Time

Metro Portland , OR 97228

Posted 4 weeks ago

Attend our "on-the-spot" interviews and hiring event happening January 4th. Apply online now and receive an interview time OR just bring a copy of your resume and sign up at the event. Multiple part-time positions are available.

When: January 4, 2019, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Room D-130
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Do you like being hands-on and enjoy the sense of accomplishment and pride in doing a job well? Do you approach your work with an attitude that no job is too big or too small? The Oregon Convention Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working in a fast paced and friendly environment. At our world-class venue, we host diverse organizations, people and events from around the world. How can you contribute to our success? As a premier convention, tradeshow, conference and event venue leader, our number one role is to provide a memorable experience for both shows and guests. Come be a part of our team and help us shine!

In addition to performing on-call event set-up and being responsible for overall cleanliness of our convention center for various events, our custodians are relied upon to act as goodwill ambassadors of our venue. Expect to interact with a large volume of guests who will look to you for everything from help with directions, venue information, recommendations for restaurants and local transportation assistance and answering the most popular question "Where are the restrooms?"

Supervision is received from the Oregon Convention Center Set-Up Supervisors.

At the Oregon Convention Center, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. Visit us at https://www.oregonmetro.gov/equity to learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program.

About the Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC), a LEED Platinum facility, is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, hosting more than 12 million visitors since its opening in 1990. Annually hosting roughly 500 events with an average of $600 million in economic benefit for the region from the national and international visitors who attend conventions and events at the facility. The industry leader for its sustainability practices, the OCC was the first convention center in the U.S. to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification for existing buildings in 2004 and earned LEED Silver in 2008. OCC's commitment to sustainable practices, focus on superior customer service and innovation ensures its future as a leader in the hospitality and convention business.

Learn more about the convention center by watching our video: https://youtu.be/fhqx4WkyVVA For more information about the Oregon Convention Center visit: oregoncc.org/.

Essential Job Duties:An employee in this position must be able to perform all the essential job duties listed below with or without reasonable accommodation; however, this list is not intended to include all of the specific tasks which an employee in this position may be expected to perform.

  • Assures that restrooms, lobbies, exterior and other public/non-public areas are clean, orderly and properly maintained

  • Cleans and maintains rest rooms; re-stocks paper towels, toilet paper and hand soap; sweeps and mops floors; cleans sinks, mirrors, counters, toilets and urinals

  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums and otherwise maintains public and non-public areas prior to and during events; cleans glass in windows and doors

  • Collects recyclables and trash inside the building and outdoors; operates compactor

  • Uses a two-way radio to take direction and communicate with supervisor and OCC staff

  • Provides directions and other general assistance to the public

  • Responds to requests to perform general cleaning in the Oregon Convention Center during events; cleans other areas as assigned

  • Begins changeover preparation for subsequent events following event in progress, as assigned

  • Assists Utility Worker I in setting up tables, chairs, staging and draperies, as required

  • Fulfills Metro's core values of public service, excellence, teamwork, respect, innovation and sustainability. This includes, but is not limited to

  • building and maintaining positive relationships and contributing to a positive team atmosphere; engaging others in ways that foster respect and trust

  • encouraging and appreciating diversity in people and ideas seeking to understand the perspectives of others

  • providing excellent customer service assisting the public, public officials, agency partners and other employees in a professional and courteous manner with the goal of meeting or exceeding expectations

  • practicing continuous improvement - researching new possibilities, contributing ideas and staying current in field of work

  • demonstrating sustainable practices in applicable field and generally for resource use and protection

  • working assigned schedule and exhibiting regular and predictable attendance

  • practicing safe work habits

  • complying with Metro and Metro's visitor venues policies, procedures and applicable work rules, applicable law and collective bargaining agreements as appropriate.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3580 and is classified as an Event Custodian (click to read the full classification). Classification descriptions are typically written broadly and do not include the specific duties and responsibilities of the positions.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum of one year experience in facility cleaning or janitorial work. Experience cleaning in a fast-food or similar environment, business or multi-residential housing may substitute for facility/janitorial work; or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.


  • Applicants with availability to work a variety of days and shifts to meet the needs of this position (a minimum of three shifts per week)
  • Customer facing experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Ability to perform all the essential duties of the position

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

  • Ability to take direction and communicate clearly over a two-way radio

  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions, including operating manuals and application instructions provided by product manufacturers

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff and the public

  • Ability to perform public facility and routine clean-up tasks

  • Ability to walk, stand and work on concrete floors for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and unobtrusively

  • Ability to stay clean and presentable while performing dirty work

  • Ability to perform tasks that require heavy lifting, moving, etc.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, push, pull and climb stairs on a regular basis

  • Ability to work a variety of shifts and days, including weekends and holidays

  • Ability to work in a safe manner and follow Metro safety policies, practices, and procedures

  • Ability to comprehend and abide by the rules and regulations established by the Oregon Convention Center and Metro

  • Ability to fulfill Metro's employee values of public service, excellence, teamwork, respect, innovation and sustainability.

Additional Information:

Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors, is physical in nature and may require exertion. Employee is exposed to chemicals and dust. Gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment are required while performing some tasks.

Online applications: Metro accepts job applications online. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application, or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources at 503-797-1570.

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): New employees will pay the employee portion of the PERS contribution.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans' preference when applying for Metro positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans' preference for this job, please provide qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.

Criminal background checks: In order to protect the well being of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro may conduct criminal background checks on candidates selected for Metro positions. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude employment and will be considered on a case by case basis. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources prior to the initiation of a background check.

Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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