As one of the longest standing commercial general contractors in Oregon, Perlo Construction has established a reputation of quality, professionalism, and integrity. Building and growing in nearly every industry, Perlo offers career opportunities in a supportive culture empowering self-starters who thrive in a fun and fast-paced environment. Perlo is consistently listed as a Top Workplace by the Oregonian, one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon as well as one of Oregon’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, achieving their coveted Lighthouse Award in 2020.

The Receptionist manages the front desk by handling administrative tasks, including greeting visitors, answering the phone, scheduling meetings and events, and general office organization. The Receptionist will also provide general office support by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties:

  • Greet guests and visitors
  • Answers all incoming calls
  • Assists with administrative tasks as needed

Additional Duties:

  • Greets guests and visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel
  • Answers phones pleasantly and promptly, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls appropriately
  • Retrieves, sorts, and delivers all incoming and outgoing mail and packages
  • Maintains office security and monitors visitor access and issues passes when required
  • Maintains multi-line phone system and manages all incoming calls
  • Maintains general areas, bathrooms, meeting rooms, kitchens, and breakrooms in regard to inventory, stock and cleanliness
  • Answers questions about the organization and provides callers with the address, directions, company fax numbers, company website, and other related information
  • Organizes and places office supply orders and service calls from vendors
  • Maintains petty cash box
  • Prepares meeting and conference rooms with set up, tech, and catering needs
  • Keeps office, reception, and conference rooms safe and clean
  • Assists in coordinating multi-department projects and internal/external events, as needed
  • Performs other clerical duties, such as filing, photocopying, and collating as needed
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
  • Respectfully takes direction from HR Manager
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Other duties as assigned

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension
  • Selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Varies communication style to meet needs
  • Establishes and maintains effective relations
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Ability to effectively multi-task
  • Displays passion and optimism
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment
  • Displays ability to influence key decision-makers
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Displays original thinking and creativity

Supervisory Responsibilities:



Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education & Experience:

High School Diploma or GED. One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:


Language Skills:

Must have excellent phone etiquette and verbal communication skills and be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; to write routine reports and correspondence including memos, emails and other documents.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheet software, inventory software, and database software.

Reasoning Ability :

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to professionally administer all incoming calls and ensure phone calls are redirected accordingly.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within office building, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands and fingers to type or dial, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. This position requires frequent computer use. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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