Parking Enforcement Officer

- Saint Paul, MN

Patrols all areas within city limits and enforces all parking regulations and parking violations on city and/or private property. Performs non-sworn entry-level parking enforcement work, enforcing vehicle registration laws and parking regulation violations. Tows and impounds vehicles in violation of these parking regulations. Writes, issues, and records summonses related to parking violations, including emergency, tow-away, truck, or rush hour zones and obstruction of building entrances or fire hydrants. Monitors parking meters and parking regulation signage, reporting any inoperative meters or sign damage observed. Testifies in court. Provides information to the public concerning parking regulations, building locations, directions, and other requested information. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Parking Enforcement Officer Job Description.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT OPENING: The Department is tentatively planning to conduct interviews in March. Candidates who are selected to move forward will begin the backgrounding process; and start dates are slated for late summer/early fall. For more information about starting a career with the Saint Paul Police Department, click here.

The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.

Must be enrolled in or have completed a Peace Officers Standards and Training Board-approved law enforcement or criminal justice program by date of appointment. This enrollment must be maintained throughout employment until the date of graduation from the program.

The Parking Enforcement Officer position is a transition position into Police Officer for the City of Saint Paul. A Parking Enforcement Officer must qualify and be appointed as a Police Officer within the anniversary date of four years of service in this class. If at any point it is determined by the department that a Parking Enforcement Officer does not meet the qualifications or physical requirements for Police Officer, the Parking Enforcement Officer may be separated at any time. If no examination is held for Police Officer during those four years, appointment as a Parking Enforcement Officer may be extended until such examination is held and completed.

Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D driver's license, or equivalent out-of-state driver's license. The driver's license must have no suspensions or revocations for driving-related offenses within the two year period prior to the date of appointment. Suspensions for parking-related offenses are excluded.

Must have no felony convictions; including pardons and/or expungements, no criminal convictions of gross misdemeanor or equivalent level, no physical assault, domestic assault, or eluding the police convictions.

Reading, writing, and speaking fluently in a language in addition to English may be preferred. See the job announcement for details.

1. Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental

2. Upload or submit the following required document(s) via the online application system, mail,
person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment
is limited to 10 MB.)
A legible copy of your proof of enrollment in, or completion of, a Peace Officer Standards and Training Board approved law enforcement or criminal justice degree or certification program (unofficial transcript, completion certificate, or enrollment letter is acceptable)

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Assessment: Qualifications Rating

Qualifications Rating Assessment: The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application and answers to Supplemental Questionnaire. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and questionnaire. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline.

Open Job Posting: This job posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements.

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately one year. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list.

Final Selection Process: A Hiring Manager will consider applicants placed on the list of eligible candidates. You will be notified if you are invited to participated in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method.

Condition of Employment: This position will require a medical examination, driver's license check, and a background check which will include criminal history, employment history and proof of education as a condition of employment. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for postilions regardless of criminal history.

Human Resources Contact Information:
Sandy Kimbrough at 651-266-6510
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490

To refer back to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours.

Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information.

The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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