Parking Enforcement Officer
Salary: $14.88-$18.16 hourly / $2,588-$3,159 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs routine
enforcement duties related to parking control and vehicle abatement;
and performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Patrols restricted parking zones, either on foot or by bicycle;
marks vehicles; observes vehicles and determines conformity with
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
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.