PARKING ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST
"In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants)."
The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Patrols assigned City zones for parking violations, traffic problems or vehicles with outstanding parking debt owed to the City. Resolves violations by issuing parking tickets, educating drivers on options to avoid future violations, and ordering towing of immobilized vehicles.
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This position requires being able to work assigned shifts, including work on nights, weekends, and holidays. New hires are required to train for at least one month in each shift: One month working 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM and another month working the 4:30 PM to 3:00 AM shift before being placed into an annual shift assignment. Annual shift selections are based on classification seniority so new hires are typically required to work the 4:30 PM to 3:00 AM shift for at least the first year of employment. Parking Enforcement hours are based on operational needs.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.
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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Mitigates traffic congestion and promotes parking turnover by the consistent enforcement of parking regulations, resulting in available parking
- Patrols an assigned area and inspects meters and vehicles for violations of parking regulations; writes summons in case of violation
- Explains applicable parking regulations and procedures for disposition of summons to vehicle operator
- Cites illegally parked vehicles and calls towing company
- Troubleshoots problem situations and performs inspections of valet parking operations and recommends suspension or revocation of valet parking permits
- Reports broken meters, missing signage and any situations which may be dangerous for follow-up by the appropriate City department.
- Educates drivers on options to avoid future violations and towing immobilized vehicles
- Enforces state and local parking ordinances, including time limitations
- Provides ambassador services by giving information, directions and assistance to the general public when requested
- Directs motorists away from incidents and/or assists local law enforcement with traffic direction
- Immobilizes vehicles on the City scofflaw (three or more outstanding violations) list; collects outstanding fines and fees when called upon to remove immobilization devices on vehicles
- Provides traffic direction during special events, road closures and open and closing of parking lots and facilities
- Assist Police Department with traffic direction and street closure
- Performs related work as required
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalencyAbility to learn to operate a mobile two-way radio and to communicate effectively on police radio frequenciesPossess or be able to obtain a State of Florida Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record within 30 days of hire.Completion of the Parking Enforcement Specialist Program and a State of Florida Parking Enforcement Certification to write and issue tickets Must be able to work assigned shift, including nights, weekends and holidays. New hires are required to train for at least one month in each shift: One month working 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM and another month working the 4:30 PM to 3:00 AM shift before being placed into an annual shift assignment Preferences:
- Experience in enforcing parking regulations
- Experience in directing and controlling flows of traffic
- State of Florida Traffic Control Certification
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Position requires a lot of walking and extended periods on your feet. Significant amount of time standing kneeling and bending .
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Seldom or Never Outdoor environment Frequently or Often Street environment (near moving traffic) Frequently or Often Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Frequently or Often Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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Closing Date/Time: 11/14/2023 11:59 PM Eastern