CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Baggage Porters and Bellhops

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Handle baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments. Transfer luggage, trunks, and packages to and from rooms, loading areas, vehicles, or transportation terminals, by hand or using baggage carts.
 
Supply guests or travelers with directions, travel information, and other information such as available services and points of interest.
 
Receive and mark baggage by completing and attaching claim checks.
 
Greet incoming guests and escort them to their rooms.
 
Assist physically challenged travelers and other guests with special needs.
 
Act as part of the security team at transportation terminals, hotels, or similar establishments.
 
Deliver messages and room service orders, and run errands for guests.
 
Explain the operation of room features such as locks, ventilation systems, and televisions.
 
Arrange for shipments of baggage, express mail, and parcels by providing weighing and billing services.
 
Maintain clean lobbies or entrance areas for travelers or guests.
 
Transport guests about premises and local areas, or arrange for transportation.
 
Compute and complete charge slips for services rendered and maintain records.
 
Page guests in hotel lobbies, dining rooms, or other areas.
 
Pick up and return items for laundry and valet service.
 
Inspect guests' rooms to ensure that they are adequately stocked, orderly, and comfortable.
 
Complete baggage insurance forms.
 
Set up conference rooms, display tables, racks, or shelves, and arrange merchandise displays for sales personnel.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Luggage carts Pushcarts
 
Motorized carts Golf carts
 
Multi-line telephone systems Special purpose telephones
 
Paging systems Paging controllers
 
Passenger vans Minivans or vans
 
Passenger vehicles Automobiles or cars
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Two way radios Two way radios
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Baggage Checker
Baggage Handler
Baggage Smasher
Baggageman
Bell Captain
Bell Clerk
Bell Person
Bell Staff
Bellhop
Bellhop Captain
Bellman
Bellman Captain
Bellman Driver
Bellperson
Bellstaff
Cab Worker
Call Worker
Chief Airport Guide
Concierge
Door Person
Doorman
Doorperson
Driver
Food Porter
Ground Support Agent
Hall Porter
Head Bellhop Captain
Head Porter Baggage
Hotel Baggage Handler
Lobby Porter
Luggage Attendant
Porter
Railroad Baggage Porter
Red Cap
Redcap
Sky Cap
Skycap
Sleeping Car Porter
Station Baggage Porter
Valet
Valet Service Attendant
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Lodging-Hotel/Motel & Related
Benchmark Title: Baggage Porters and Bellhops
 
 
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