Building Attendant - Neighborhood Special Events in the Park

South Bay
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$14.00-$16.00 Hourly


Building Attendant – Neighborhood Special Events

Part-Time Temporary Non-Benefited Position


The City of Cupertino Recreation and Community Services Department has openings for the following positions: Building Attendant for Neighborhood Special Events.

Position: Building Attendant

Hours per week: 15 to 20 (approximate)

Salary Range: $14.00 - $16.00

(Part-Time Temporary Non-Benefited Position, work hours are limited to no more than 995 hours per fiscal year)


The City of Cupertino is looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and reliable individuals to work as Building Attendants. This position is assigned primarily to the neighborhood special events program taking place in the parks, and may occasionally staff other City of Cupertino facilities and/or special events. Under limited supervision, the Building Attendant is responsible for setting-up/taking down equipment at venues for programs and events, opening and closing buildings, assisting staff in operating audio-visual equipment, monitoring park usage for compliance with rules and rental parameters, greeting customers, and completing pre-event and post-event inspections and paperwork. May perform additional duties as assigned. The schedule may vary from week to week, based on programs. 

Typical Job Functions

Prepare, open, and close facilities for reservations, programs, special events, and public use.

Arrange furniture and equipment for events and ensure set-up is correct.

Set-up audio/visual equipment.

Remove trash in and around buildings.

Guard against abuse to all City building and park facilities.

Perform related work as required.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent customer service techniques.

Knowledge of:

General procedures of audio/visual equipment.

Supplies and equipment used on the job.

Standards of efficient and safe work.

Basic principles and practices of custodial work.

Ability to:

Meet time deadlines and display strong time management skills.

Show work initiative.

Follow written directions and drawings in setting-up parks, rooms, and facilities for programs or events.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

Follow and understand written and oral instructions.

Establish and maintain building and park security.

Work independently, often with limited supervision or direction.

Adhere to the safety procedures, practices, and policies of the City.

Must be able to provide own transportation to and from work.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. College level courses in environmental education, recreation, or related fields are desirable. 

Licenses and Certifications:

Must have, or have the ability to get, a Class C California driver’s license.

Must be CPR and First Aid certified within the first six months of employment. CPR and First Aid certification is offered during In-Service Training. 

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform physical activities that require substantial use of body, arms, and/or legs. On a continuous basis, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach. Lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.

The Selection Process
Applicants must complete an official City of Cupertino application and return it to Human Resources or apply online at Final Filing Deadline: open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this job announcement. Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or panel interview. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection.

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

How to Apply
City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Cupertino Human Resources, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA, by calling (408) 777-3227, or by visiting our website at  To apply online, visit Completed City employment applications and supporting materials must be received by the City’s Human Resources no later than the final filing date. Postmarks or late applications will not be accepted. Applications received through fax transmission by the final filing date are acceptable only on the condition that the original application is received no later than by 5 p.m. one week following the closing date. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating “See Resume” in the employment history section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Appointment to this position is contingent upon passing a pre-employment fingerprinted criminal history records check and the ability to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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