Req # 6583BR
Job Title Front Desk Agent
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center
The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center is seeking a Front Desk Agent for our unique hip downtown Portland boutique hotel. We are a LEED Gold certified hotel just blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square and steps away from MAX and Bus Lines; we embody that unique vibe that is the best of "Portland." Our dynamic, values-driven team works together to provide every guest with a truly warm Portland experience. As we love to say: "We make the ordinary Extraordinary" for every guest.
Perks & Benefits available to this position:
- Health and Welfare benefits available at the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment
- Worldwide Marriott Associate Discount available
- 25% Associate Food and Beverage at all Sage Restaurant Group locations (The Original – A Dineraunt, Urban Farmer and Departure)
- $50 Tri-met discounted monthly pass
- 401K with Sage Contribution of up to 1.5% of your gross annual wage after 60 days of employment if you participate in the plan
- Paid vacation accrual starts after 6 months of employment provides 2 weeks paid time off over your benefit year
- Paid sick time accrual starts on the first day of employment and is available for use after 90 days of employment
This is a great entry level position with room and opportunity to grow within the network of Sage Hospitality hotels nationwide.
Responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude, know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills. Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must have vision ability to read written communiques and monochrome computer screen.
Must have hand and finger dexterity to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.
Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, work on more than one task at a time, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to minute written and verbal details, particularly when performing multiple tasks.
Abilities90% of shift is standing, Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing, Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients. Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.
High School diploma or equivalent
Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copier, cash register, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine.
Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.