The City of Albany Police Department is currently seeking Parking Enforcement & Traffic Control Technician applicants.
Parking Enforcement & Traffic Control Technician is a civilian, non-sworn position. Under the direction of a police supervisor, the Parking Enforcement & Traffic Control Technician is responsible for a variety of routine paraprofessional traffic enforcement and control duties, related primarily to the enforcement of municipal parking laws and regulations. The workweek is variable and is subject to the needs of the department. Technicians typically work 16 - 25 hours per week.
Examples of Duties
- Patrol City streets (both walking and motorized patrol) and issue citations for parking violations such as illegal parking in restricted zones and parking in front of driveways or fire hydrants.
- Chalk tires and return to verify violation, and issue overtime citations.
- Issue citations using hand-held computers and issue hand written citations.
- Document violations and prepare reports related to enforcement of 72-hour parking restrictions; facilitate towing and storage of vehicles for violations of parking regulations, ordinances and laws.
- Report and respond to traffic and emergency situations; respond to requests for assistance with traffic control problems; direct traffic; maintain a traffic control post.
- Receive and respond to complaints and reports of routine parking incidents from the public; respond to public complaints of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles.
- Inform the public of regulations and procedures related to parking enforcement.
- Courteously and tactfully assist the public by answering a wide variety of questions regarding parking enforcement, traffic regulations, and the location of public buildings, parks, transportation facilities and other general directions.
- Testify in administrative hearings and court cases related to parking violations and citations.
- Use a two-way radio to communicate with public safety dispatchers to arrange for towing and call for emergency assistance;
- Communicate orally and in writing with the citation processing vendor.
- Perform clerical duties to include typing, filing and copying.
- Accurately and promptly retrieve information from computer terminals and files; apply appropriate procedures required to input and retrieve data from a computer.
- Maintain records related to work performed; conduct simple research and prepare brief reports to Police Department administration as requested.
- Maintain specialized parking enforcement vehicles in clean, serviceable condition.
- Perform other duties, as necessary, including filling in as a substitute Crossing Guard.
- Operate a Department vehicle and respond to service calls as required.
- Observe and report damaged street signs, inoperative traffic signals and curb markings in need of maintenance.
- Report unusual occurrences or problems of an urgent nature to supervisor and act in accordance with instructions received.
- Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
- At least one year of work experience performing customer service or public contact duties.
- Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Drivers' License.
- May be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Successful completion of a criminal records review, DMV history assessment, psychological interview, medical examination and drug screening.
- Safety apparel required (will be provided by City).