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Requisition Number 17-0187
Post Date 12/1/2017
Title R/S Waitstaff
City New Orleans
State LA
Description

Summary
The Room Service (R/S) Waitstaff position serves meals to our guests in their hotel room.

Essential Functions
To perform the R/S Waitstaff position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•  Carry  silverware, linen and food on tray or use serving cart to transport order to room

•  Set up table and serve food from cart

•  Answer questions regarding Room Service and respond to requests for additional food or drink service

•  Collect or stack dirty dishes on tray, table or serving cart and remove from room or retrieve from hall outside of room

•  Take R/S orders over telephone when necessary and relay orders to kitchen

•  Other duties may be assigned

 

Requirements

Competency
To perform the Room Service Waitstaff position successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:

•  Customer Service - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments

•  Technical Skills - Assess own strengths and weaknesses; pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others

•  Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics

•  Project Management - Develop project plans; coordinate projects; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and budget; manage project team activities

•  Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to the ideas of others and try new things

•  Oral Communication - Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings

•  Team Work - Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to the views of others; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; put success of team above own interests; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support team’s efforts to succeed; recognize accomplishments of other team members

•  Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; edit and proof work for spelling and grammatical errors; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; ability to read and interpret written information

•  Change Management - Develop workable implementation plans; communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcomes resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results

•  Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of others; inspire respect and trust; accept feedback from others; provide vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; give appropriate recognition to others; display passion and optimism; mobilize others to fulfill the vision

•  Diversity - Demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promote a harassment-free environment; build a diverse workforce

•  Ethics - Treat people with respect; keep commitments; inspire the trust of others; work with integrity and ethically; uphold hotel’s values

•  Organizational Support - Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time; support hotel’s goals and values; benefit hotel through outside activities; respect diversity

•  Strategic Thinking - Develop strategies to achieve hotel’s goals; understand hotel’s strengths & weaknesses; analyze market and competition; identify  external threats and opportunities; adapt strategy to changing conditions

•  Adaptability - Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events

•  Attendance and Punctuality - Consistently arrive at work on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time

•  Dependability - Follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments; commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; complete tasks on time or notify  appropriate person with an alternate plan

•  Initiative - Volunteer readily; undertake self-development activities; seek increased responsibilities; take independent actions and calculated risks; look for and takes advantage of opportunities; ask for and offer help when needed

•  Innovation - Display original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention

•  Judgment - Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explains reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; make timely decisions

•  Motivation - Set and achieve challenging goals; demonstrate persistence and overcome obstacles; measure self against standard of excellence; take calculated risks to accomplish goals

•  Planning and Organizing - Prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; organize or schedule other people and their tasks; develop realistic action plans

•  Professionalism - Approach others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accept responsibility for own actions; follow through on commitments

•  Quality - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; apply feedback to improve performance; monitor own work to ensure quality

•  Quantity - Meet productivity standards; complete work in timely manner; strive to increase productivity; work quickly

•  Safety and Security - Observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly            

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibility of the Room Staff Waitstaff position.

Language Ability
•  Effectively interact and communicate in English with people from diverse backgrounds
    
• Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

•  Write simple correspondence

•  Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other associates of the hotel

Math Ability
•  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

•  Compute rate, ratio and percent

•  Draw and interpret bar graphs

Reasoning Ability
•  Apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

•  Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

Certificates and Licenses
•  Must be of legal age according to State regulations to serve alcohol

•  Possess a valid Louisiana Responsible Vendor Permit, CARE for Servers Card or TIPS card or

•  Available and willing to attend a Responsible Vendor’s class and pass the test with a score of 90% or better

Work Environment
•  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

•  The position is located indoors where the temperature settings are controlled

Physical Demands
•  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

•  Frequently stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel and talk or hear

•  Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

Position Status and Availability
•  Full-time, flexible (AM or PM) shift, Monday - Sunday including holidays

Education and Experience
•  A valid high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

•  One (1) year experience serving food in an upscale hotel

•  Prior Room Service Server experience is highly preferred

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