Parking Enforcement Officer I (Grade 10) - #8342139
City of Huntsville, AL
This is routine work in the enforcement of city parking ordinances. Work involves responsibility for patrolling a designated area of the city and obtaining compliance with parking ordinances through the issuance of tickets and citations for violations. Work also involves routine safety patrol and surveillance at special events. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through inspections, reports and observations of work in progress. Patrols an assigned area by vehicle and enforces city parking ordinances; issues citations for parking violations such as expired meters, overtime parking, prohibited parking zones, and unauthorized parking in handicapped spaces and emergency lanes; keeps records of citations issued and prepares detailed daily reports; attends court as necessary. Provides assistance to the public by giving directions, informing them of available parking facilities, assisting in starting stalled vehicles, and assisting in locating and unlocking vehicles. Monitors city parking facilities and checks the availability of parking spaces. Performs traffic control at special events, intersections with malfunctioning signals, and at accident scenes until police arrive. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Reports parking meters and signal lights that are malfunctioning; relieves cashiers and operates cash registers; assists in winding mechanical parking meters and in collecting and counting coins; delivers documents to city departments; performs related work as required.
Physical And Environmental Factors
Work is performed primarily outdoors and exposes employee to potential inclement weather and potential physical hazards when driving and controlling traffic. Work requires sitting for extended periods of time, frequent walking and standing, and occasional climbing and lifting of light objects. Work requires physical dexterity in the frequent use of hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills using fingers, limbs and body in the operation of a vehicle, computer and office machines.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency; or any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of ordinances regulating parking. Some knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in parking enforcement work. Some knowledge of the geography of the city and points of interest. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously but firm with the public in enforcing parking ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, employees from other departments, representatives of businesses, and the general public.
Necessary Special Requirements
Valid Driver's License
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville's EEOP Short Form Upon Request
The City of Huntsville offers a competitive benefits package for its regular, full-time employees, such as medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, cancer, off-the-job accident, as well as annual leave, sick leave, holiday and retirement.
Below is a summary of the City's benefit offerings:
The City offers all regular, full-time employees a medical insurance plan administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. There is one option available: BlueCard PPO. The BlueCard PPO plan utilizes a national Preferred Provider Organization. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
Voluntary Dental Plan:
The City offers a voluntary dental plan for all regular, full-time employees administered by Delta Dental Insurance Company. This is a PPO plan which offers a network of providers who have agreed to accept reduced fees for their services. Any provider may be utilized; however, significantly less out-of-pocket expense is realized when using a PPO provider. There is one level of coverage available: Level 2 plan. The Level 2 plan offers 100% coverage for Preventive and Diagnostic Services, 80% coverage for Basic Services and 50% coverage for Major Services and Orthodontic, if a PPO provider is utilized. There are no individual/family deductibles for Preventive and Diagnostic Services and deductibles for Basic, Major and other Covered Services are $50 per person or $150 per family per calendar year. The plan maximum is $1,000 and Preventive and Diagnostic Services do not count toward the annual maximum. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
Voluntary Vision Plan:
This is a voluntary vision plan that provides benefit coverage for eye examinations, frames, and eyeglass lenses with applicable copay. There is also an allowance for contact lenses. The plan is administered by VSP. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program:
A mental health and substance abuse program is offered through Behavioral Health Systems, Incorporated (BHS). It is available to all employees and covered dependents currently enrolled and participating in the Group Medical Insurance. All treatment must be pre-certified and approved through BHS. To arrange for an evaluation, call the City's Employee Assisted Services Coordinator or BHS prior to treatment being rendered. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
The City provides a $20,000 life insurance policy. There are additional benefits for accidental death & dismemberment, seat belt, airbag rider and common carrier. Coverage begins after completing one full day of work. Coverage is provided at no-cost to the employee.
The City provides a limited long term disability policy for eligible employees with one year of service, but less than ten years of service. After ten years of service, disability benefits are coordinated by the Retirement System of Alabama (RSA).
The retirement plan is administered by the Retirement System of Alabama (RSA). Participation is mandatory for all regular, full-time and part-time employees. Tier II Employees contribute 6% of salary to the plan (7% of salary for certain positions in the Police and Fire & Rescue divisions). Tier I Employees contribute 5% of salary to the plan (6% of salary for certain positions in the Police and Fire & Rescue divisions). The City contributes a percent as determined by RSA.
Voluntary Life / AD&D Insurance:
The City offers regular, full-time employees an optional voluntary term life insurance plan. Employees may purchase additional term life insurance for self and spouse and/or eligible dependents. Premiums are based upon age for the employee and spouse. Premiums for children are based upon a flat rate. Also, the City offers an optional voluntary accidental death & dismemberment insurance plan. Employees may purchase insurance for self or family. The minimum level of coverage on both plans is $20,000. The plans are administered by Lincoln Financial Group. There is a 30 day waiting period from the date of hire. Please refer to the plan brochure for additional information.
Voluntary Supplemental Insurance:
The City offers an optional supplemental Cancer plan and an Off-The-Job Accident plan. The Cancer plan provides a first occurrence, hospital confinement, radiation & chemotherapy and other benefits. The Off-The-Job Accident plan pays benefits for injuries occurring off the job. These supplemental plans are administered by Allstate. Please refer to the brochure for an explanation of covered benefits. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
Flexible Spending Accounts:
The City provides two flexible spending accounts: medical reimbursement and dependent care accounts. Reimbursements from these pre-taxed accounts require a proper receipt. The plans are administered by Wage Works. There is a 30 day waiting period from date of hire.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plans:
The City provides two optional voluntary deferred compensation plans. One plan is administered by RSA-1 and the other is administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employees may defer portions of salary for a later date, such as retirement. Please see the Payroll Division of the Finance Department for further details.
College 529 Savings Program:
The City provides an opportunity for employees to set aside funds for education through payroll deductions. For additional information, contact the City's Insurance and Benefits Office.
The City recognizes the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Three additional floating holidays are given each year as authorized by the Mayor.
Sick leave accrual is 4 hours per pay period for all eligible City employees. There is no maximum amount of sick leave an employee may accrue.
Annual leave is accrued as follows: less than 10 years = 4 hours per pay period; 10 to 15 years = 5 hours per pay period; 15 to 20 years = 6 hours per pay period; 20 or more years = 7 hours per pay period. Employees may accrue and carry forward 260 hours to the next calendar year.
The City provides a military leave plan that pays regular salary for not more than twenty-one days per year. Also, employees, called into active service, may receive compensation in an amount equal to the difference in the lower military pay and the higher public employment salary as provided by City Council Ordinance.
The City pays eligible employees compensation based upon the number of months of continuous regular full-time service as of October 1st of each year.
Please refer to the City of Huntsville Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.
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