Events Support Specialist

$21.17 - $28.36 hourly
  • City of Beaverton
  • 12725 Southwest Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
  • Oct 14, 2021
Full time Communications & Marketing

Job Description

The City of Beaverton is known throughout the region for its dynamic annual community events focused on the city’s vision of building a friendly and welcoming community. Engaging events connect and celebrate our diverse community. The Events Division of the Community Services and Engagement Department creates, hosts, and sponsors educational, engaging, family-friendly events and activities for the public. These events bring our residents together to build a stronger community. The city is excited to announce an opening for a Support Specialist 2 to join the Events team and assist with the memorable and welcoming events throughout the city.

The Support Specialist 2 will be integral in sustaining the city’s robust events program by assisting the events team with program development, implementation, and post-event evaluation. They will be part of a team of excellent service providers for internal and external stakeholders by collaborating across city departments to enhance events throughout the community. If you have a passion for developing relationships, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent organization and coordinating skills, this may be the position for you!

This position requires evening and weekend work, especially during the summer season. The working conditions involve frequent lifting, pulling, set up and carrying of equipment, and occasional long hours.  

This is a non-exempt, SEIU-classified position. There is one vacancy.

Please note: Experience and skills will be reviewed via the main application submission only. Additional supporting documentation may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of the main application. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three years of general office experience in event-related work
  • Other combinations of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job may be considered. 
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet the city’s driving standards.
  • Ability to pass reference checks and satisfy the requirements of a background check. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and video conferencing technology (ex. Zoom)
  • Experience with planning and implementing virtual events.
  • Proven ability to identify and enhance event opportunities.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or one of the City of Beaverton’s priority languages (Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, or Japanese).

Beaverton is a diverse city, boasting a large population of qualified persons, including women, veterans, Black, Indigenous and people of color, persons with disabilities, generational groups, persons who speak many languages and are of diverse national origins.

It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The city’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We therefore encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.