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Requisition Number 19-0141
Post Date 10/3/2019
Title Turndown Attendant
City New Orleans
State LA

The Turndown Attendant is responsible for the cleanliness and comfort of guest rooms prior to evening occupancy and to provide special amenities to enhance guest enjoyment.

Essential Functions
To perform Turndown Attendant 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
• Communicate all guest requests to an appropriate supervisor in a timely and professional manner

• Satisfactorily perform routine housekeeping tasks in guest rooms including vacuuming, mopping, dusting and straightening, cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, replacing linens and towels and replenishing amenities

• Satisfactorily perform routine turndown services in guest rooms including trash, removing used room service items, replacing used glasses, towels, paper products and amenities, wiping bathroom surfaces; removing bed covers, turning down bed linens, providing chocolates and special amenities, closing shutters, turning on bedside light and turning and cleaning ashtrays

• Promptly notify night supervisor of rooms refusing service or showing a privacy sign

• Promptly report any deficiencies and maintenance needs in guest rooms

• Maintain cleanliness and order of linen closets and promptly report any deficiencies or problems to an appropriate supervisor

• Perform deep cleaning tasks as schedule and assigned

• Assist, as directed, to perform housekeeping duties in laundry

• Follow all policies and procedures of the hotel

• Immediately report all suspicious occurrences and hazardous conditions to an appropriate supervisor

• Maintain cleanliness and safety of work areas at all times

• Practice safe works habits at all times to avoid injury to self and others

• Comply with hotel and departmental safety rules and regulations including the proper handling of all relevant equipment

• Handle, store and label all hazardous substances according to state and federal regulations

• Attend all mandatory meetings as directed

• Perform other tasks including cross-training as directed

• Other duties as assigned


To perform the Turndown Attendant position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

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

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

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

Interpersonal - Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas 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 others' views; 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 work for spelling and grammar; varies 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 overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results

Delegation - Delegate work assignments; match the responsibility to the person; give authority to work independently; set expectations and monitor delegated activities; provide recognition for results

Leadership - Exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influences 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

Quality Management - Look for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

Business Acumen - Understand business implications of decisions; display orientation to profitability; demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; align work with strategic goals

Diversity - Demonstrate knowledge of EEO policy; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educate others on the value of diversity; promotes 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 organizational 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

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

Dependability - Follow instructions, responds 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 take 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 explain 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

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for an individual to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the Turndown Attenant position:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibiities of the Turndown Attendant positon:

• 100% of shift involves walking or standing, continuously reaching, bending, lifting, stooping, or wiping

• Must be able to communicate clearly with managers and other associates

• Must understand English

• Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 25 pounds

• Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)

• Must have the stamina to work 40 hours per week

• Must possess good organizational skills

• Professional in demeanor and presentation

• Ability to learn quickly

• Must be in good physical condition

• Must be a self-motivator and work with little supervision

• Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

• Guest-Service oriented

• Team Player

• Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed

• Positive attitude and outgoing personality is essential

• Able to work morning, weekend, evening and holiday shifts

Work Environment
• The work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends

• Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 25 pounds, bending and reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching

• 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 finger, handle or feel and talk or hear

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

• Must safely navigate multiple flights of stairs

Position Status and Availability
• Available to work a full-time, evening (PM) shift from 2:30p - 11:00p, Monday – Sunday including holidays

Education and Experience
• Possess a high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

• One (1) year housekeeping experience in an upscale hotel or

• Two (2) years general cleaning experience

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