Parking Operations Specialist #662 #637 #780

Washington D.C.
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Parking Operations Specialist #662 #637 #780

Department: Office of Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Continuity
Work Hours: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Pay Grade Range: $20.43/hr (Part-time 25hrs)
Remote Work Status: 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Posting Date Range: 11/6/2023-11/20/2023

Link to apply: 
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Job Description

This is a part-time position that pays $20.43/hour. 

Join the Sergeant at Arms (SAA) as a Parking Operations Specialist. In this position, you'll play a critical role in ensuring the security and compliance of vehicles parking within the SAA’s jurisdiction. From verifying authorizations to providing exceptional customer service and performing vehicle assistance tasks, you'll be an essential asset in maintaining safety and convenience for all Senate permit holders. The incumbent is customer-focused and ready to contribute their talents to the SAA’s Parking Operations’ team.

Key Accountabilities/Essential Job Duties
Verifies authorization of drivers and vehicles in parking areas under SAA jurisdiction; routinely checks parked vehicles to ensure security compliance with parking rules. Provides customer service to Congressional permit holders. Monitors and patrols parking areas to ensure vehicle security; Reports unusual/suspicious vehicles, persons, or activities to a Lead, Supervisor, and/or Capitol Police. Performs requested vehicle jump starts; AAA trained to unlock vehicles when keys are locked inside. Other duties as assigned.


Other Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Regularly fills in for Administrative Specialists and Permit Issuance Specialist; performs duties including but not limited to: issuing permits, answering phones, sending and receiving emails, processing TranSAAct requests, data entry, issuing Senate plates and placards.
  • Fills in for Enforcement Specialists as needed.
  • Schedule adjustment may be required.

Required Work Experience

  • Ability to safely drive vehicles in close confinement with skill and visual acuity.
  • Ability to proficiently drive a manual transmission vehicle.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Congressional staff regarding parking of vehicles.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn basic computer skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teamwork and customer service skills.
  • The ability to drive a manual transmission is preferred but not required.
  • Basic computer skills.

Required Special Skills/ Knowledge

  • Ability to obtain a Segway operator certification.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with at least two years licensed driving experience; good driving record.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to operate moderate to large machinery.
  • Outdoors.

Required Education
High school Diploma or GED.


To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit .


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email with “Accommodation” in the subject line.


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link  to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement.
  • Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered.
  • Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application.
  • If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email
  • To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here.

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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