Parking Enforcement Official

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$38,571.73 - $62,829.10 Annually
Posted
May 22, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
22-01543
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Monitors, processes, and determines probable cause and provide expert testimony related to all summonses for parking violations. Enforces state laws and the codes and ordinances of Fairfax County pertaining to parking, residential parking permit districts, abandoned vehicles, vehicle registration and inspection. Issues appropriate parking or warning tickets. Enforces chapter 110 zoning regulations, as necessary.

The purpose of this position is to monitor, process, determine probable cause and provide expert testimony related to all summonses for parking violations. Enforces state laws and the codes and ordinances of Fairfax County pertaining to parking, residential parking permit districts, abandoned vehicles, vehicle registration and inspection. Issues appropriate parking or warning tickets. Enforces chapter 110 zoning regulations, as necessary.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill 4 vacancies located in one of Fairfax County's eight district Police Stations.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Patrol state-maintained roadways, neighborhoods around Metro Transit parking lots and other targeted locations in an assigned police district to enforce applicable parking ordinances;
  • Investigates abandoned and unattended vehicles;
  • Removes abandoned and disabled vehicles from state highways;
  • Proactively patrols the County to identify parking violations;
  • Submits completed summonses and citations to ensure timely receipt by the violators and the courts;
  • Testifies in court on contested cases to present evidence;
  • Responds to traffic complaints;
  • Provides traffic control as requested by police supervisors;
  • Provides crowd control and security at special events;
  • Enforces applicable parking ordinances in and around Metro parking lots (e.g., handicapped zones and fire lanes);
  • Enforces the residential permit parking ordinance in the vicinity of Metro facilities and schools;
  • Enforces the street side parking ordinance on public roads;
  • Answers questions from and provides assistance to citizens;
  • Identifies possible criminal activity by observing surroundings and may deter vandals/thieves or summons police officers to investigate;
  • Transports and operates SMART Radar Trailer;
  • Serves as a School Crossing Guard as assigned.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of county and state parking ordinances;
  • Ability to observe surroundings and identify suspicious activity;
  • Ability to make decisions and enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public;
  • Ability to think and act quickly in emergency situations;
  • Ability to use good judgment;
  • Ability to testify in court;
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with subordinates, supervisors and the general public;
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in inclement weather;
  • Ability to operate an automobile;
  • Good observational skills;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and be truthful at all times;
  • Ability to lift and transport 40 pounds up to 30 feet;
  • Ability to walk 1/2 mile in 15 minutes;
  • Ability to present reports both written and orally.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Familiarity with police department procedures.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • VCIN -VA Criminal Information Network- Required within 12 months and recertify every 24 months

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • Must be at least 21 years old at time of appointment;
  • Must successfully complete the background investigation to be eligible to be appointed as a Parking Enforcement Official by the Chief of Police;
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and a polygraph examination prior to appointment;
  • Must have never committed, been involved in, or been convicted of, a felony or serious misdemeanor;
  • Must be of good character and reputation;
  • Must have good hearing and vision.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check, polygraph exam, pre-employment medical exam, tuberculosis test public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be capable of walking, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, and bending. Must also be physically capable of exiting and entering a police automobile numerous times daily. Must have good hearing and vision. Must be 21 years of age. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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