Village Parking Enforcement Officer

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The work involves responsibility for patrolling metered parking lots and enforcing other traffic and parking violations where the motor vehicle involved is not in motion. The work requires the issuance of tickets to motorists committing such violations.  Tactfully advises car operators as to reason for issuance of tickets; Informs the public as to the location of private and public parking facilities; On occasion, may be required to appear in court regarding parking violations; Prepares activity reports and performs miscellaneous tasks.   These employees do not perform general police duties; however, employees in this class may be required to act as crossing guards for school children, the aged, or at busy intersections, or during parades, church services or in emergency situations. The work normally involves patrolling on foot an assigned route, general servicing of parking meters, making several tours up and down Main Street each day.  Supervision is received from the Chief of Police or a ranking Police Officer.  Supervision of others is not generally a responsibility of this position. Does related work as required.

SKILLS:   Working knowledge of the geography of the Village and the location of the more important private and public parking facilities; ability to learn the procedures and regulations involved in the enforcement of the Village Parking Ordinances and the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law in relation to standing violations; ability to enforce the ordinance and regulations with firmness and tact; ability to keep simple practical records; ability to express themselves orally and in writing in clear and intelligible language; ability to write legibly; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; good judgment; mental alertness; dependability; good powers of observation and memory; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.  Applicant will have to learn how to service the parking enforcement system and repair same when needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Either: a.) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; or b.) Two years of work experience which shall have involved direct contact with the public; or c.) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).  Applicant will be required to pass the Civil Service Exam when offered.

SALARY RANGE:  To be determined by CSEA Contract. Full benefits package including health, dental, vacation, sick time, NYS retirement.

Email cover letter, Essex County Civil Service application and resume to:
Anita A. Estling, Village Clerk