Parking & Traffic Specialist (Part Time)

Public Works
East Bay
Until filled
$18.50-$25.25 Hourly


22 Orinda Way Orinda, 94563


Position:  The City of Orinda is looking for responsible, courteous individuals who enjoy working outdoors, can work independently of supervision and have experience dealing tactfully and effectively with members of the public.  The successful applicants will work in a part-time capacity with a schedule including afternoon and weekend hours.  Our City’s mission is to provide excellent service in a fiscally responsible manner and to promote a safe, healthy and vibrant community.

The Parking and Traffic Specialist enforces City parking regulations and assists with parking, traffic, and related issues and provides general information and assistance to the public.    This position is non-benefited and works a variable schedule based on need.

How to ApplyTo be considered for this position, qualified job applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Apply Online!  You can apply online by visiting CalOpps.org. 
  • Please attach a resume with your application for the Parking & Traffic Specialist position

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma.  Supplemental specialized training in planning, zoning, inspection, or law enforcement is desirable; and
  • Experience: One year of experience in public contact, customer service, or related experience; and
  • License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License with a demonstrated history of safe driving.

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to drive, sit, stand, or walk for extended hours; ability to kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 50 lbs.; exposure to outdoors for extended hours, including walking hills and on wet, muddy, or slippery surfaces; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

Must be willing to work a scheduled variety of hours, which may include evenings, and/or weekends, as needed.

Pre-Employment Processes:  Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, conviction history check, as well as a medical exam including a pre-placement drug screen before hire.

Primary duties of the Parking & Traffic Specialist include (but are not limited to):

  • Enforces parking regulations within the guidelines of California State Law and City requirements.  Safely maintains and operates specialized equipment including radios and hand held computers or devices.
  • Efficiently patrols assigned routes throughout the City to identify and resolve parking violations and traffic hazards, and enforce applicable laws; issues parking citations utilizing an electronic ticket writer and updates records as necessary.  May write warnings and amendments to previously issued citations.
  • Responds to citizen complaints and concerns regarding parking and traffic issues and abandoned vehicle laws; tag and arrange transportation of abandoned vehicles; refers issues to supervisor or law enforcement as necessary;
  • Chalks tires of vehicles parking in timed spaces, records time, and returns at specified intervals to ticket vehicles remaining in spaces illegally;
  • Explains California State laws, California Vehicle Code, and City ordinances to the general public regarding parking citations and parking in general;
  • Provides guidance to residents on how to obtain Residential Parking Permits and assists residents on permit questions and issues;
  • Reports missing or damaged traffic signals and signs; reports improperly operating traffic signals; submits work order requests for signage, curb painting, and repairs;
  • May perform traffic control duties at accident scenes and special events, including directing traffic and diverting flow of traffic by erecting temporary barricades and posting temporary signs; and
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Other job related duties and Essential Qualifications:

All employees of the City of Orinda are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s Core Values including serving the public, being respectful, professional, responsible and accountable.

  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to parking citation programs;
  • Working knowledge of modern office equipment and procedures, including the use of a variety of software applications and handheld electronic devices;
  • Knowledge of City geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions; and
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Orinda is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability.  In accordance with Federal law, the City of Orinda will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should submit a request for accommodation with the application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.


This position is part time / temporary and therefore does not qualify for benefits other than those which are required by law. 

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