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Parking Enforcement Officer

Salary: $14.88-$18.16 hourly / $2,588-$3,159 monthly / Range: 4746

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs routine enforcement duties related to parking control and vehicle abatement; and performs other work as required.


1. Patrols restricted parking zones, either on foot or by bicycle; marks vehicles; observes vehicles and determines conformity with parking ordinances.
2. Locates abandoned autos by reviewing reports and citizen complaints and through patrol activities; establishes through inspection and inquiry that vehicles are indeed abandoned; marks vehicles and pavement; leaves warnings on vehicles; notifies last registered owners; arranges for vehicle to be towed as necessary.
3. Issues citations or warnings of removal for violations of parking ordinances or abandonment;
4. Explains reasons for citations or warnings to violators; appears in court to provide factual information regarding contested citations.
5. Keeps routine logs, records and statistics; inputs data into computer; writes reports of activities.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: basic English grammar in order to complete vehicle abatement forms and reports and explain information about parking violations to the public.

Ability to: follow written and oral instructions; work independently with minimal supervision; listen to complaints and explain information about parking violations to the public; respond tactfully to persons who are upset and argumentative; evaluate reasons for violations to determine if citations or warnings are warranted; learn department policies and procedures, parking restriction laws; learn radio communication procedures; accurately record electronically and input information; testify in court regarding facts in contested citation or abatement cases; read, understand, interpret and apply state and county ordinances governing vehicle abatement.

Applicant must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Physical Standards: Some positions in this job class may require a field of vision which enables incumbents to move quickly while standing in traffic in order to avoid being hit by vehicles, frequent standing, walking or riding a bicycle, and reaching or stooping to mark vehicles.


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