Facilities Attendant As-Needed

City of Santa Monica
May 10, 2023
Santa Monica, CA
Job Type


Job Summary

Assists in setting up events at various park(s) and/or public facilities; assists with routine custodial maintenance and repairs.

Representative Duties

Assists in preparing facilities for events. Sets up and removes boxes, furniture, platforms, risers and concessions equipment. Lays down and removes carpets.

Cleans, dusts and polishes furniture and other woodwork, fixtures, appliances and equipment.

Participates in general clean up of facilities before, during and after events. Duties include sweeping, scrubbing and burnishing floors, washing windows, cleaning restrooms and vacuuming and shampooing carpets, as assigned.

Cleans and disinfects restrooms. Stocks and replenishes restrooms with supplies.

Collects, empties and relines trash cans and disposes of trash in appropriate bins.

Performs routine maintenance and repairs of facilities. Identifies and reports repair needs and hazardous conditions to appropriate staff.

Opens up and closes buildings and facilities for events. Performs crowd control and security activities at events. Ensures that all doors and windows are locked and lights are turned off at the end of the event.

Responds to inquiries from the public in a courteous manner.

Operates a variety of custodial equipment.

Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

Performs other duties, as assigned.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of:

Safe work practices and procedures.

Basic mathematics.

Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:

Perform physical labor for sustained periods, including moderate lifting.

Read diagrams.

Learn to safely and properly operate power equipment such as miscellaneous hand and power tools.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Provide effective customer service.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with City employees and the general public.

Skill in:

Reading, writing and communicating at an appropriate level.

Dealing effectively with the public, co-workers and event organizers, providing a high level of customer service in difficult situations.


Minimum Qualifications


Graduation from high school or the equivalent is desirable.


Six months of recent, paid work experience.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

Supplemental Information
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a clear, concise, completed City Application along with any required supplemental application and materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Please note the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three work days prior to the examination.

Work is regularly performed inside and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions. Requires regular exposure to dust, odors, cleaning chemicals, slippery surfaces and unsanitary conditions. May be required to work evening shift, and/or holidays and weekends. Must be able to work among large crowds of people. Physical demands include continuous arm movements, standing, bending, heavy lifting, carrying, climbing stairs, and reaching.

This is a temporary hourly position without benefits. The City of Santa Monica provides a deferred compensation (457) retirement plan for its as-needed (temporary) employees who are not eligible for coverage under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). The City and as-needed employee are each required to contribute 3.75% of wages to the deferred compensation plan. As-needed employee contributions will be deducted from paychecks on a pre-tax basis.

Closing Date/Time: 5/26/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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