FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Overview
This individual will help perform duties associated with the provision of general labor, janitorial and customer service as it pertains to Special Events within the City of Gulfport. The Event Technician will assist the Special Events Manager and the Harbor Lights Operational Coordinator in setting up for all events and maintaining any janitorial needs during events. This individual will need to have a background in carpentry work, painting, using hand tools and be able to perform duties in a warehouse environment. Individual will be required to work on their feet 8+ hours a day and will need to be able to work in unfavorable weather conditions. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Harbor Lights Operational Coordinator.
During the Harbor Lights Winter Festival (October – January) and other events over the course of the year, this qualified individual will be required to work shifts and/or additional hours that will involve nights, days and weekends that may be in unfavorable weather. This qualified individual will also be on call as needed during event times.

Essential Job Functions
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
• Provides general labor in setting up for special events, to include setting up chairs, tables, barricades, staging equipment and other items as assigned.
• Uses hand and power tools incidental to assigned tasks.
• Cleans up and provides janitorial duties, such as garbage pick-up before and after events.
• Works in warehouse when not setting up for events.
• Performs carpentry work, painting and using hand tools.
• Operates city vehicle as assigned.
• Operates Fork Lift.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
• Ability to read, write, count and follow oral instructions
• Ability to learn the use of hand and power tools incidental to assigned tasks.
• Ability to work on feet for eight (8) + hours a day.
• Physical Strength and agility sufficient to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods and at times under unfavorable weather conditions.
• Ability to organize and work independently to complete assigned tasks.
• Ability to make sound judgement.
• Ability to operate Fork Lift, license preferred.
• Ability to be punctual and work long hours.

Education and Experience

High School graduate or equivalent. Two (2) + years’ experience in either carpentry or painting trade. Fork Life Operation license preferred but not required.

Required Licenses or Certificates
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50+ pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily outdoors.