Parking Specialist, Senior

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Customer Service

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

To provide customer service for parking patrons; provide security/safety functions; patrol lots and garages and enforce parking rules and regulations; perform leadwork responsibilities and supervise Parking Specialists in the absence of the supervisor; ensure parking fees are collected and parking rules and regulations are adhered to; provide routine maintenance on meters and signs; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Parking Specialist, Senior must:
● This position serves as a lead worker for Parking Specialists (Booth Specialists or Field Specialist) on the Boise campus. Position may require overtime and split-shift work.
● Makes staff assignments and resolves problems associated with those assignments; explains priorities for completion of projects; schedules jobs to be accomplished; trains staff; reviews work to ensure compliance; advises on performance evaluations; keeps records of employee hours worked.
● Provides public service by explaining parking policies and answering questions from students, staff and public; provides general campus and directional information, and alternate parking options; handles irate/angry customers and resolves initial complaints; provides security/safety functions.
● Ensures opening and closing of parking booths; issues parking permits; operates electronic cash registers; calculates and collects/accepts parking fees; verifies parking permits, ownership, and registration of vehicles; issues tickets and warnings to violators; operates a computerized ticketing system; controls access to parking lots; monitors parking lots to ensure parking regulations are met; operates two-way portable radio; checks tow list and lost/stolen permit list to determine violations; maintains daily records and prepares work activity reports; directs traffic as necessary; may assist in office support functions.
● Assists maintenance staff in all aspects of parking lot and equipment maintenance: installing/removing meters, signs, and sign poles using hand and power tools; digging post holes and pouring concrete; striping and painting lots; collects money from parking meters; provides minor maintenance; inventories parking spaces, signs, poles and miscellaneous equipment; reports maintenance needs; sweeps parking lots.

Vehicle Enforcement (30%)
•Issues parking permits; issues citations/ payment envelopes; verify parking permits ownership and registration of vehicles; issues tickets and warnings to vehicles in violation; operates two-way portable radio; checks tow list and for lost/stolen permits; operates mobile License Plate Recognition software.

Other duties as assigned (5%)

Campus Security Authority: This position is identified as a “Campus Security Authority (CSA)” per the federal law known as the Clery Act. Per this law, the employee is required to report any crimes that he/she becomes aware of to the Clery Compliance Officer. Additionally, CSAs are required to complete annual training prescribed by the Clery Compliance Officer.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
● Ability to communication information and ideas so others will understand
● Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote safety and security operations
● Knowledge of supervisory practices

Minimum Qualifications:

Willingness to: stand and walk continuously throughout an eight hour shift; bend, stoop, lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds; work outdoors in all weather conditions; visually observe activities in an assigned area; use a two-way radio to communicate information.

Experience: providing public service in a work setting; dealing with difficult customers; ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations. Some knowledge of supervisory practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience diagnosing and troubleshooting software and hardware
• Experience with License Plate Recognition software or citation issuance software
• Knowledge of traffic control
• Two years of vehicle enforcement work experience
Salary and Benefits:

The starting salary for this position is $12.25 per hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

resume and minimum of three references



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