Mar 08, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking repair technicians to perform skilled parking meter repair and maintenance work for the Transportation Engineering & Operations Division. The repair technicians work independently in the field to troubleshoot defective meters, diagnose problems with modems, credit card acceptors, coin verifiers, failed communication, electrical issues, and receipt printing failures.

Specific duties include:

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing field repairs to multi-space and single space parking meters that are reported malfunctioning or damaged;
  • Performing routine maintenance on parking meters, such as replacing paper for printed receipts, removing paper jams, testing battery levels, testing fuses, cleaning meter components, and testing the card reader;
  • Measuring and laying out metered parking spaces according to specifications, preparing meters for installation, and installing meters in coordination with the Signs and Markings team;
  • Collaborating with vendors as needed to assist with diagnosing meter software errors in order to repair;
  • Participating in meetings with customers to discuss and resolve problems or issues related to parking spaces, meters, or the lack thereof;
  • Tracking repair progress, completing appropriate documentation to record daily work, and generating work orders for meter problems discovered in the field; and 
  • Collecting and transporting coins from parking meters;
The successful candidate will be a detail oriented problem solver and have excellent communication skills, to include the ability to work effectively in a team environment to ensure the completion of tasks in a timely manner.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma or GED plus some experience in the maintenance, operation, programming and/or repair of electronic and microprocessor equipment.

Substitution: Apprenticeship or technical training in electronics or electrical discipline, an associate's degree in a related technical field, or specific vendor or on-the-job training on equipment such as single and multi-space electronic parking meters or similar equipment may substituted for the High School Diploma or GED requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more of the following:

  • Working with vendors and/or contractors; and/or
  • Measuring layout of metered parking spaces.

Special Requirements

1) The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, and maintain throughout the period of employment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

2) Physical ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds, walk distances, and work outdoors in all types of weather.

3) Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees will be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.

4) Must be willing to work occasional overtime as necessary.

Additional Information

Work hours: Eight (8) hours per day, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime including weekends required as necessary.  Exact work schedule may be flexible and will be determined upon hire.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.