Parking Enforcement Officer

  • 008110

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, enforces city and state parking statutes; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Enforces city and state parking statutes and writes tickets for violations.
  2. Appears in court as witness of violations.
  3. Immobilizes and calls for towing on vehicles in violation of statutes.
  4. Covers and uncovers meters as requested for special events.
  5. Counts meter coins as required and assists in the transportation of coin to City Hall.
  6. Assists and participates in the maintenance, repair and replacement of meter heads.
  7. Tags defective meters.
  8. Interacts with the public. Provides directions and general information.
  • Knowledge of city and state parking statutes and codes affecting area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of city streets, historical sites and landmarks.
  • Knowledge of proper radio procedures.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of tools to complete work assigned, including hand held computer and printer.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Skill in handling irate or difficult people.
  • Skill in effectively communicating with the public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work in an outdoor setting. This position is subject to outdoor weather conditions and loud noise. There is frequent need to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, use hands to finger, handle or feel and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license and the ability to be certified as a parking enforcement specialist are required.

Last Revision date: April 2001
Overtime: Yes
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