Parking Enforcement Official
Enforces state laws, codes and ordinances of Fairfax County pertaining to parking, residential parking permit districts, abandoned vehicles, vehicle registration and inspection. Monitors, processes, determines probable cause and provides expert testimony related to all summonses for parking violations. Additional duties include:
- Complies with codes, regulations, and general orders.
- Responds to calls for service received through a dispatcher, by telephone, or other communications pertaining to vehicles parked, abandoned, or other violations of law.
- Prepares clear, complete reports and submits them prior to end of tour duty.
- Proactively seeks out parking violations and issues parking tickets as appropriate.
- Prepares court cases in support of parking enforcement efforts and presents case for prosecution.
- Responds to testify in court on contested cases and presents evidence and expert testimony as required.
- Impounds abandoned vehicles in violation of state' laws and the codes and ordinances of Fairfax County.
- Responds to all verifications of posted signs by the Virginia Department of Transportation for construction and repaving operations.
- Provides assistance to the Traffic Division as necessary during special assignments.
- Supplements traffic control as necessary at accident scenes and special events.
- Inspects the workplace during each tour of duty to ensure that equipment is working properly and that no hazards exist.
- Implements and enforces control procedures to prevent unauthorized access to monitoring equipment and electronic evidence.
- Provides intra- and inter-departmental training in specialized areas of parking enforcement and participates in training and retraining as necessary.
- Maintains National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) and Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) criminal history release log and follows all pertinent laws and procedures as they apply to these systems.
- Maintains uniforms and equipment in serviceable condition.
- Keeps supervisor and the Department of Public Safety Communications advised of current stats.
(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.
(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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license at time of appointment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be at least 21 years old at time of appointment;
- Must successfully complete background investigation to be appointed as a parking enforcement official by the chief of police;
- Must be able to complete Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) certification within 6 months of appointment;
- 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.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.