Events Planner

Recruitment #19-CI6721-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to book, coordinate, and plan various events on the city-owned and operated Riverboat. While the classification’s main responsibility focuses on events occurring on the Riverboat, the Events Planner also regularly works closely with Events Coordinators, the Events Manager, and the Box Office Manager on special and annual events organized and/or sponsored by the City utilizing various facilities including but not limited to Union Station Train Shed, Riverwalk Stadium, AlleyWay, and downtown streets.  The Events Planner is distinguished from the Events Coordinator in that the Events Coordinators typically have more responsibilities in marketing, developing sponsorship relationships, and planning and managing events in multiple locations.  Primary work responsibilities may include: serving as the first point of contact for the Special Events Division’s main office; providing ticket sales service to walk-in customers at the main office; serving as the point of contact for Riverboat inquires; determining customers’ needs through phone, written, and face-to-face interactions; creating and managing contracts for all Riverboat rentals; providing written and oral review of detailed event notes for all cruises; maintaining an events calendar of all Riverboat events; assisting the Box Office Manager in maintaining ticketing equipment; assisting Events Coordinators in the planning and coordination of various annual, multi-facility use, and one-time special events; and collaborating with Events Coordinators and Events Manager on future planning.  The Events Planner receives supervision from the Riverfront Superintendent.  

Minimum Qualifications

 High school diploma or GED and two years of full-time experience in planning, coordinating, and promoting special events. A Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, marketing, or a closely related field may be substituted for twelve months of the required twenty-four months of experience. 

Special Requirements

Must work nights, weekends and holidays for planned events as well as emergencies.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City Events Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

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