Job Description

SUMMARY:
Responsible for performing a variety of duties related to property reservations; responds to communications from guests, travel agents, and referral networks concerning reservations; creates and maintains reservation records and promptly processes any cancellations and modifications.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions as defined are ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Processes reservations by mail, telephone, fax or central reservation systems referral; processes reservations from the sales office, other departments, and travel agents; creates and maintains reservations records; prepares and distributes notifications of confirmation; processes advance deposits on reservations.
-Maintains awareness of the type of rooms available as well as their location and layout; updates availability in the reservations system.
-Maintains awareness of the selling status, rates, and benefits of all packages plans; communicates policy on guaranteed reservations and no-shows.
-Maintains awareness of the credit policy and how to code each reservation.
-Communicates reservation information to the front desk.
-Processes cancellations and modifications and promptly relays this information to the front desk.
-Tracks future room availability on the basis of reservations.
-Prepares expected arrival list for front office use.
-Assists in preregistration activities as required.
-Responds to inquiries and makes reservations as needed.
-Maintains accurate records and files related to the areas of assignment.
-Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
-Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Skills / Requirements

Education and Experience:
High School Diploma/GED; AND one (1) year of resort operations support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:
-Policies and procedures of the department.
-Use of specified computer applications involving word processing, queries, data entry and/or standard report generation.
-Use of specified computer applications involving the design and management of databases or spreadsheet files and the development of special report formats.
-Office administrative practices and procedures.
-Record keeping principles and practices.
-Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
-Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in:
-Performing office support duties.
-Determining the nature of a call or visit and recommending appropriate actions or solutions.
-Providing customer service.
-Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
-Organizing, maintaining and researching office files.
-Compiling and summarizing information and preparing activity reports.
-Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
-Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
-Dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.