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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, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under the lead of the Parking Sergeant or designee, the Parking Officer coordinates multiple parking-related functions to ensure the day to day operations of parking services is successful. The incumbent will be required to patrol the campus on foot, on bike, or by vehicle to enforce the parking rules and regulations.

The incumbent works 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.

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. This position works four 10-hour shifts per week. Work hours are Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Monday-Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

Parking & Transportation Services (PATS) is a department in the division of Safety and Community Empowerment in Business and Financial Affairs.  PATS employs 18 professional staff and student assistants.

PATS office staff provide information and services to our campus community for permits, citation appeals, defensive driving and overall support for our parking management database used by our community for managing their parking accounts. Additionally, our transportation analyst works directly with vendors and campus partners to provide alternate modes of transportation for our campus community and ensure our traffic demand management initiatives are followed. Finally, our special event analyst is responsible for coordinating all special events requiring parking, signage, and traffic control.

For more information regarding the Parking & Transportation Services Department, click here.

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 and automated systems is essential. High school diploma or equivalent plus three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Valid California Driver’s License or have the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to move up to 50 pounds repeatedly without assistance, 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.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Experience working in parking enforcement directly relating to the enforcement of the California Vehicle Code and California Education Code is preferred.
  • Experience working with parking enforcement automated systems (enforcement devices, mobile printers, sign printers, License Plate Readers, Pay Stations, mobile RIMS) is preferred.
  • Experience conducting traffic control on city streets or high-ingress intersections for special events with at least 5,000 patrons is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,577 per month. 

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.

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: $3,505 - $5,057 per month

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 12, 2024.  To receive full consideration, apply by June 11, 2024. The 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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Rachael Stalmann at

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