Special Events Worker I, Events Management - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Feb 01, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Full Time
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Special Events Worker I, Events Management - Facilities Management

Tour of Duty: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

The Special Events Worker performs general and specific cleaning, deliveries, set ups and break downs of equipment in accordance with a detailed plan to support academic, social, and cultural events to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University community can live, learn and work. In emergency or unusual situations, s/he performs other tasks as assigned - for example, custodial responsibilities of floor care, classroom cleaning, restroom cleaning, snow and ice removal, and clean up associated with water or fire damages.  Reporting to the Special Events Custodial Supervisor (and in emergency or unusual situations, responding to direction from other Facilities Management supervisors or the Work Management Center), the Special Events Worker has duties that include but are not limited to:

Events Equipment 

Sets up and breaks down equipment, including tables, chairs, podiums, stages, coat racks, and other specialty items for University events as assigned or as scheduled, ensuring that events are set up accurately and timely to the users' satisfaction.

Common Area Cleaning

Cleans hallways, entrance ways, stairways and elevators to support University operations as assigned and/or as scheduled.

Work and Study Area Cleaning 

Cleans administrative spaces, laboratories and classrooms - for example, carpets, upholstery, floors, trash containers, window sills, blinds, furniture, and planters.

Supply Use and Maintenance

  • Ensures economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials needed, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply and material needs to ensure adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Uses safety equipment and protective clothing as required, including rubber gloves, aerosol-filter face masks, and eye protection.

Operations Improvement 

  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations.
  • Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.

Security Administration

  • Handles key security and related aspects of building security.
  • Ensures security of keys, pagers or radios assigned.
  • Returns issued items to supervisor on a daily basis.
  • Immediately notifies supervisor of any unaccounted for keys, pagers, or radios.

Team Participation

  • Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations, dresses in proper uniform, carries valid University identification, uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations, and complies with all applicable rules and departmental policies.
  • Reports custodial and maintenance problems clearly to supervisor and/or the Work Management Center.
  • Carries a pager or radio while on duty and responds when contacted.
  • As appointed by manager, serves as team leader for special event workers.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver's license issued from the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia
  • Ability to complete a post-hire training program in special events and building cleaning.
  • Ability to read and understand product label instructions as well as University policies and procedures
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Available and willing to accommodate emergency situations such as staffing shortages and snow removal
  • Preference for 1 year of custodial experience

This position is designated an emergency position that requires the incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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EEO Statement:

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