Services Assistant D/Special Services Assistant

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Pennsylvania (US)
21 Aug 2018
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21 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Under limited supervision, the Special Services Assistant (‘SSA’) primarily provides room configuration and event set-up services in support of the Perelman School of Medicine buildings. The SSA also distributes alcohol in support of the Perelman School of Medicine Alcohol Service Center. Assigned by the DS Supervisor or Coordinator, the SSA’s daily tasks are based on room schedules, service requests, and Distribution Services operational need. The SSA interacts closely with customers (including VIP customers) and with Scheduling and Event Services (‘SES’) staff to ensure that services performed meet required expectations. The SSA is required to work overtime before and after regularly scheduled hours as well as during weekends, often with little notice, in support of after-hours events. The SSA may be required to act in a lead capacity. The SSA reports to the Manager, Distribution Services. This job requires walking, standing, use of standard tools, lifting, and moving of often-delicate equipment between 100-500 pounds. The job requires the ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted. Must be physically able to perform all functions of this position. This position is considered ‘essential.’

The minimum of a High School diploma and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Technical School, Certification, training or apprenticeship beyond High School is a plus. 

Ability to frequently lift and move heavy objects weighing 25-50 pounds or more; physically able to move about actively; must not be bothered by unpleasant odors; mechanical aptitude (may use tools requiring high dexterity as required in performance of job duties); must be customer service and team oriented and be able to interface and communicate with people at various organizational levels; ability to read, write, perform basic arithmetic, and follow verbal and written instructions; highly organized in work assignment and performance. Overtime is a frequent requirement of this position must be able to work overtime on short notice. This job requires the ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted. Must be physically able to perform all functions of this position. 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.