Convention Services Lead (Reserved for Convention Center Employees Only) - #9805362

City of Austin


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Austin, TX
Salary: $23.76 - $27.56 per hour
Contract type: Full time
Position Information

Posting Title Convention Services Lead (Reserved for Convention Center Employees Only)
Job Requisition Number COA091077
Position Number 114107
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Convention Ctr Emergency Servi
Minimum Qualifications Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Liberal Arts or related field plus two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.


Licenses or Certifications:
  • None.

Notes to Applicants


When completing the City of Austin employment application:
  • A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to evaluate your qualifications.
  • Please be thorough in completing the employment application, list all experience and relevant professional certification(s) that are applicable to this position.
  • Please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications when responding to supplemental questions on the employment application.
  • Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience.

This position relies on a successful Criminal Background check.
90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other sections within the Division. Decisions on assigned section will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The department reserves the right to close the posting after 7 calendar days.
Please find the link here to the City of Austin employee benefits guide.
The Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD) offers the following additional benefits to all ACCD employees:
  • Metro Pass for public transportation (Including Metro-Rail)
  • Metro-Rail stop right in front of our Convention Center facility

Pay Range $23.76 – $27.56 per hour
Hours Assigned work hours and location can be subject to change and will vary based upon scheduled events and business needs. which may include working weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.
Job Close Date 02/19/2024
Type of Posting Departmental Only
Department Convention Center
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 500 E Cesar Chavez & 900 Barton Springs Rd
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working in a public/private assembly facility and/or assisting in managing events involving large crowds.
  • Experience performing security needs assessments.
  • Experience developing security event proposals.
  • Experience being the primary point of contact for internal and external clients for security operations.
  • Experience directing security staff, delegating personnel assignments, and devising schedules.
  • Experience working in public safety (law enforcement, emergency medical services, or fire department) or security (facility or event) environment.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite products, including but not limited to operational use of Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to travel to one or more work locations.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Serves as primary department contact with event clients for convention services. Determines course of action for division and cost impact on clients and customers during events. Collect pre-convention/event information to ensure adequate services are available.
  • Reviews/inspects area to ensure clients have all committed services. Coordinates the provisioning of convention services for the facility during events.
  • Compiles data/information for cash reports, cost estimates, revenue estimates and actual, etc.
  • Writes/drafts routine correspondence and maintain event files.
  • Coordinates on-site staff related to convention services for exhibitions, trade shows, meetings etc.
  • Communicates with other department divisions regarding client needs for special services.
  • Collects, analyzes, and compares convention services and fees to other facilities.
  • Assists in reviewing the development of division policies and procedures and operational manual.
  • Answers client/citizen questions related to convention services and provide assistance


Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership, training, guidance, and technical support to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques and methods (utility).
  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunication equipment (utility).
  • Knowledge of security practices and procedures (security).
  • Knowledge of safety practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to provide customer service.
  • Ability to produce creative/positive solutions for customer service needs through negotiation and/or persuasion.
  • Ability to understand unique business related requirements of a variety of industries.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1
The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk
Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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