Parking Officer

Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Parking Officer

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-58) Parking Officer I, Parking Officer, $2,489-$4,038/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month position with a one-year probationary period in Parking & Commuter Services. The typical work shift is Monday- Friday, 1:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. Anticipated starting date is late Summer 2017.

Position Summary: Under the oversight of the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and with lead work direction provided by the Parking Officer II, the incumbent performs duties associated with enforcement of the University's parking regulations, assisting with campus special events and emergencies, providing traffic control, and providing general information and parking assistance to the public. Duties also may include selling daily parking permits and collecting fees.

  • Enforces University parking rules and regulations by patrolling parking lots, parking spaces and metered areas through the issuance of citations for parking and other violations as appropriate. Properly documents citations as required.
  • Impounds and "boots" vehicles as appropriate under University parking regulations or California Vehicle Code.
  • Responds promptly and professionally to calls for service including safety escorts and motorist assists (i.e., lockouts, jump starts, etc.,).
  • Appears at hearings or in court for parking and related citations as required.
  • Directs traffic as required for peak traffic flows, special events and emergencies.
  • Collects fees/meter revenue utilizing approved University cash handling methods.
  • Reports issues which impact safety or the ability to enforce parking regulations.
  • Assists others in the performance of their duties as related to enforcement and the provision of information associated with the University's parking program.
  • Coordinates and assists with the implementation of the physical logistics as related to parking and traffic safety for campus special events and emergencies.
  • Assists with the collection of data required to complete reports as requested.
  • Provides traffic control and placement of traffic control devices to facilitate traffic flow.

    Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent plus three to six months of related experience associated with parking services, parking programs or law enforcement services. Ability to read and write and perform mathematical calculations at a level appropriate for the duties of the position. Possession of a valid California driver's license for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required in the performance of duties.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations related to parking and traffic control.
  • Thorough knowledge of campus layout and parking facilities.
  • Ability to deliver a high level of customer service and continually portray a sense of calm professionalism focused on responsive problem solving to resolve issues with, at times, highly emotional and stressed clients as well as challenging and difficult personalities.
  • Ability to act and resolve parking and traffic problems through clear and accurate analysis of the issue at hand so as to make effective and appropriate decisions.
  • Ability to observe and recall details and incidents, as well as detect and respond appropriately to potentially hazardous situations.
  • Ability to write standard parking reports and citations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision with closer supervision for new or more complex/sensitive assignments.
    Working knowledge of parking-related equipment and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues associated with permit dispensers, parking meters, citation writers and other parking-related equipment.
  • Ability to effectively use small hand tools to repair parking meters and permit dispensers.
  • Ability to recognize and accommodate changing priorities, as communicated by a supervisor, in order to meet short and long term deadlines/goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work harmoniously with a wide variety of individuals including diverse populations.
  • Ability to operationalize sustainability concepts into all aspects of job duties.

    Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn to use applicable parking-related equipment and automated systems. Possession of an appropriate driving record which is interpreted according to UCAM 6562 which requires certification that incumbent has not been issued more than three moving violations or been responsible for more than three accidents (or any combination of more than three thereof) during the past 12 months.

    Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

  • Letter of Interest;
  • HSU Employment Application at
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

    Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

    Please include your last name and the job # (17-58) in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, July 7, 2017.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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