NATURE OF WORK
This is a highly visible position and is the primary point of contact with Port Everglades for the cruise lines that use the Port facilities and for their customers and agents.
The employee coordinates the operation of the passenger loading bridges, sets up equipment, and provides general maintenance of interior and exterior fixtures, and ensures the general cleanliness of the passenger terminal. These services are provided for both cruise ship operations and for other special events or activities that occur at the passenger terminals. Employees receive assignments in both oral and written form. Work is reviewed by a supervisor for conformance with instructions and procedures.
Prepares and opens passenger terminals for use; positions loading bridges by attaching them with transition ramps to ships and monitors the bridge and its safety nets ensuring the ship's lines are tight; checks weather conditions which may affect the safe operation of loading bridges; and secures terminals at the end of activities.
Performs all janitorial duties including sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and refinishing floors; cleaning upholstery; emptying trash and waste baskets; and cleaning and stocking lavatories; operates and maintains all mechanical equipment used in custodial duties.
Performs cleaning responsibilities including window washing, floor stripping and waxing, and furniture vacuuming and dusting.
Performs inspections of terminal facilities and completes a terminal checklist; works with ship security, local law enforcement personnel, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies to perform a security sweep of the terminal and its surroundings prior to each days operation.
Maintains and monitors the inventory of supplies for the building operation.
Assists with event preparation including moving furniture, setting up tables and chairs, hanging banners and decorations, setting upstages, podiums, and other special event equipment.
Assists with terminal repair and maintenance as a helper to trades workers as necessary.
Inserts the ship name boards in signs which direct passenger to various terminals being used daily.
Checks the condition of the docks prior to and at the conclusion of the ships operation and prepares a report.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of cleaning and finishing chemicals and the safety precautions involved in their use.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of large, public access facilities.
Ability to operate a forklift; ability to operate all cleaning and finishing equipment necessary for the maintenance of the large, public access facilities.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, including lifting furniture for extended periods in all weather conditions.
Ability to work well with others and work effectively without close direct supervision; ability to communicate in an effective and professional manner with the port's customers and the general public.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Successful completion of job related tests. Two (2) years experience in maintaining a large, public access facility and experience with special events desired.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License at time of appointment.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 11/1994 R 10/2012