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Parking Officer I

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Position Summary

Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is a department in the division of Safety and Community Empowerment in Business and Financial Affairs.  PATS employs 16 professional staff and student assistants. PATS parking officers are responsible for the enforcement of parking rules and regulations on campus, in addition to providing parking and traffic support for numerous events occurring on campus.  Our parking officers provide enforcement through foot patrol and license plate recognition software.

Under the lead of the Parking Sergeant or designee, the purpose of the position coordinates multiple parking related functions to ensure the day-to-day operations of parking services is successful. The Parking Officer will be required to patrol the campus on foot, on bike, or by vehicle to enforce the parking rules and regulations. The incumbent shall work independently while issuing parking citations and responding to calls for service. The incumbent is required to work special events during which there will be work coordination with other personnel. The incumbent will be required to work weekends, nights, extended shift periods, overtime and holidays that coincide with special events or during an emergency callout. Typical shifts reflect a 5-day/8.5-hour or a 4-day/10.5-hour schedule.

For more information regarding University Police, please click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Entry to the first level within this classification requires high school level reading, writing and mathematical abilities and possession of a California Driver’s License. The nature of the duties may also require successful completion of a background check. Knowledge of and/or the ability to learn how to use applicable parking-related equipment Parking Officer– 2 and automated systems is essential.

A high school diploma or equivalent plus three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

A valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Leadership, Communications, Criminal Justice Administration, Public Administration or a related field.
  • One or more years of prior experience working in parking enforcement directly relating to the enforcement of the California Vehicle Code and California Education Code.
  • One or more years of experience working with parking enforcement automated systems (enforcement devices, mobile printers, sign printers, License Plate Readers, Pay Stations, mobile RIMS)
  • One or more years of prior experience in using radio systems.
  • One or more years of experience conducting traffic control on city streets or high ingress intersections for special events with at least 5,000 patrons. 
  • Previous experience in a law enforcement (non-security) or the military
  • Previous experience in working in higher education
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve and act independently to accomplish team objectives in a fast-paced environment
  • Three or more years of experience in customer service

Specialized Skills

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly, sit, bend, walk for extended hours, stand and have repetitive arm movement for long periods of time, exposure to car and flare fumes, and the ability to tow equipment.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,074 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,120 - $4,501 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated. 

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on August 4, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by August 3, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.

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. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139.

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