Parking Enforcement Officer / Community Services Officer (20236387)

Law Enforcement
Northern Bay Area
Until filled
$4,636.00-$6,214.00 Monthly

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29 Caledonia Street Sausalito, 94965


The City of Sausalito is seeking Two Full-Time Energetic, Enthusiastic, Skilled Team Members to Join our Police Department.

You don't want to miss this exciting opportunity!



Salary $4,636 to $6,214 Monthly



The Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) performs a variety of law enforcement support duties with the majority of responsibilities involving enforcement of parking rules and regulations in an assigned area while driving a parking enforcement scooter or car or walking on foot. Duties include  reporting defective street signs, pavement markings and parking meters; providing information to the public concerning city geography, location of buildings, public transit stations and stops, and city functions and offices, impounding and providing for the storage of vehicles as necessary, responding to low priority city ordinance violations, assisting with simple evidence collection as needed, assisting with report taking as necessary, and performing related work as required to assist the patrol staff.   

The PEO will use a computer to make entries, update and make corrections to information and keep a variety of detailed logs and files, while also using a variety of law enforcement communication equipment.  In addition to issuing warnings and citations, the PEO may testify in court regarding citations issued and other events.  These duties will be performed under general supervision and when assigned, working with other staff. The majority of the workday will be spent on the field (i.e., outside) in various weather conditions.

A typical schedule is four 10-hour days per week including weekends, nights, and holidays.  The PEO is a physically demanding position as stooping, lifting, kneeling and reaching overhead and forward is required daily.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidates will have a positive outlook, the ability to work independently and perform work timely, possess good customer service skills, have basic computer knowledge, exercise sound judgement and initiative, be able to operate a 2-way communication radio, be adaptable and able to occasionally work under stressful or difficult conditions, be comfortable working in inclement weather conditions at all hours of the day and night, including on weekends and holidays, and able to interact comfortably and effectively with a diverse population of individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Patrols assigned routes to enforce parking and related traffic ordinances; marks vehicles in timed parking areas; issues citations; writes warnings and amendments to previously issued citations.
  • Issues non-moving traffic citations for mechanical violations observed. 
  • Impounds and provides for the storage of vehicles.
  • Responds to questions and complaints from the public or refers to supervisor, as necessary.
  • Performs repair and maintenance of broken meters.
  • Reports needed repairs of streets and traffic signs and signals to appropriate staff.
  • Reports traffic accidents and criminal activities or related occurrences to appropriate Police units.
  • Operates and maintains specialized equipment, including two-way radios and three-wheel vehicles.
  • Assists in controlling traffic at accident scenes or other emergency situations as needed.
  • Assists officers and non-sworn staff as needed, including assisting with street closures, checkpoints, and other special events.
  • Provides information to tourists and citizens, such as tourist attractions, maps, and directions.
  • May train new Parking Enforcement Officers, and assists new police officers with understanding parking enforcement functions and regulations.
  • Maintains accurate records, log sheets, and files; submits copies of citations to appropriate staff; prepares related daily and monthly reports.
  • Assists with crime scene processing and evidence collection, such as photographs, fingerprint processing, and other evidence collection as needed
  • Responds to miscellaneous city ordinance violations, such as barking dogs, dogs off leash, constructions noise, etc...  Take crime reports from the public when there is no suspect information and when officers are not available
  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic functions, principles, and practices of law enforcement agencies.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Terminology and procedures used in public safety dispatching.
  • City geography, maps, streets, landmarks, and driving directions.
  • Basic principles of record keeping.  Principles and practices of data collection and report preparation. 
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

Ability to:

  • Memorize codes, names, street locations, and other information.
  • Read and interpret maps and other pertinent documentation.
  • Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, codes, and regulations.
  • Assess situations while remaining calm and using sound, independent judgment.
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Compile and summarize information to prepare accurate, clear, and concise reports.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Safely and effectively use and operate specialized equipment required for the work.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines in politically sensitive situations.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

EDUCATION: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of general experience involving public contact.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.


Cafeteria Benefit Plan:  The City offers a healthy cafeteria benefit program including choices among plan options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability.

Retirement:  The City is a part of the CalPERS retirement plan and does not contribute to Social Security. Classic employees – 2% @ 55 formula, highest 3-year average compensation. PEPRA employees – hired after 1/1/13 or Classic employee with a six (6) month break in service are eligible for a 2% @ 62 formula, highest 3 year average compensation.

Leave:  Employees earn 120 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year.

Union Membership: This position is non-exempt and is represented by the Sausalito Police Association.

Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.


It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.



To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Please go to the Member Agencies tab and select City of Sausalito. Complete an online application. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Sergeant Brandon Rodgers at or 415-289-4179.

The City of Sausalito is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY: Sausalito is a beautiful, San Francisco Bay front city of 7,400 residents within 2.2 square miles that serves a visitor population that may be several times the size of the year-round population. The blend of historical buildings, wooded hillsides, sweeping Bay and San Francisco views nestled against the Golden Gate National Recreation Area combine to make Sausalito a community of unparalleled charm and natural beauty.





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