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Parking Enforcement Officer
City of Burlingame, San Francisco/Peninsula

Code Enforcement

For more info contact:
(650) 558-7206
Close Date: Jan 29, 2013
Salary: $21.38 - $25.90 Hourly

The Burlingame Police Department has an immediate opening for the position of; part-time Parking Enforcement Officer. Approximately 10 - 15 hours per week. No benefits are offered.



Under general supervision, Parking Enforcement Officers patrol controlled parking areas; issue citations for parking violations with handheld automated devices; arrange for vehicle towing; respond to public questions and concerns and perform other related duties as required.


DUTIES (include but are not limited to)

  • Patrol off-street and on-street controlled parking areas;

  • Observe instances of over-parking by chalking vehicle tires

  • Issue citations for violations using handheld automated devices

  • Enter data and make computer inquiries regarding vehicles and citations

  • Coordinate towing of unregistered, abandoned, stolen or impounded vehicles and inventory the contents of vehicles as required.

  • Operate specialized parking enforcement vehicles

  • Ensure adherence to safe work methods, procedures, and practices

  • Report damaged or inoperative parking meters, traffic signals, signs, and markings

  • Identify pedestrian and vehicle hazards such as; broken pavement, stalled vehicles, and fallen trees/limbs

  • Report hazards to appropriate department.

  • Respond to questions and concerns from business representatives, the general public, departmental staff, and other agencies; provide information as appropriate and resolve service issues and complaints.

  • Direct traffic and perform other traffic control related duties at accident scenes and community events.

  • Maintain records and prepare reports regarding citations and towing activities.

  • May be called to court to testify regarding citations or towing activities.

  • May assist sworn officers with a variety of duties including; community events, DUI Checkpoints, and special details.

  • Ensure that assigned vehicle is serviced and maintained as necessary.

  • Establish positive working relationships with representatives of various community organizations, state/ local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.



This position requires standing, reaching, twisting turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires both near and far vision, and acute hearing. Additionally, the position entails working outdoors in all weather conditions, including wet, hot, and cold and incumbents may be exposed to fumes, dust, and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to operate a 3-wheeled or other vehicle and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions and often work with constant interruptions. The need to lift, push, and drag equipment weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Incumbents may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. May be required to respond to after hour emergencies and call-outs. Incumbent will be required to wear a uniform. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.


Application Process:

All applicants are required to submit a City employment application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

Applications are also available in the Human Resources Department at Burlingame City Hall, 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 or by calling (650) 558-7206

Apply immediately recruitment may close at any time.


The Selection Process:

All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications.  Those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in the testing process which will consist of an oral panel interview.   Schedule to be determined.

  • Prior to appointment, candidates are subject to fingerprinting and background reviews.

  • To comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 new employees are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire.  Employee will be required to present an original social security card.

  • Salaries for new employees are established at the department level interview.

  • This is an at-will position and as such there is no guarantee of hours and employment may terminate at any time.

Ideal Candidate:

Knowledge of: Vehicle code and municipal ordinances regarding control of parking; court proceedings; basic principles of mathematics; methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling, and grammar; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.


Ability to: Deal effectively with the public; patrol and assess the assigned area for parking violations; issue parking citations; perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; read, interpret, and record data accurately; organize, prioritize, and follow-up on work assignments; remain calm under stressful situations; operate a three wheel motor scooter; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; analyze a variety of complex issues, develop and implement appropriate responses; write concise reports; maintain records; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Skill to: Safely and effectively operate a variety of equipment used in parking enforcement, including vehicles and handheld citation issuing devices.


License: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license.


Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Two years of experience involving heavy public contact and customer service.



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