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Parking Enforcement Officer (Part-Time)

City of Dubuque

1 Positions

ID: 33635

Posted On 05/25/2023

Job Overview

*Work hours include evenings and weekends.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets for parking violations; enforce the City's parking regulations; answer inquiries from the general public; and perform other duties as assigned.  The ideal candidate possesses the ability to follow a management philosophy that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; to work effectively as a member of a team; and desires to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for patrolling an assigned area to enforce parking regulations either on foot or in a vehicle. Assignments are received from a supervisor through oral and written instructions; and work is reviewed through reports, conferences and results achieved.


  • Use databases to locate investigation details or other information.
  • Patrol for parking violations and to maintain safety.
  • Issue warnings or citations.
  • Testify as a witness at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies using phones or two-way radios.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Inform the public about parking restrictions, policies, services or procedures.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas.
  • Direct vehicle traffic around stalled vehicles and obstructions.
  • Provide information and directions to the public.
  • Report on malfunctioning meters.
  • Prepare reports.
  • Respond to questions and service requests.
  • Participate in the City’s intercultural competency training program.


  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, ordinances, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Speech Clarity and Expression - Communicating by speaking clearly.
  • Ability to use hand held ticketing equipment, portable radios and body worn cameras.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a state driver’s license.


  • Clerical or customer service experience.


  • Duties require ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in weather extremes.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employee shall establish their principal place of residence within thirty (30) miles of the corporate limits of the city of Dubuque as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years of appointment.

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

The City of Dubuque does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The City of Dubuque encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

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About the Company

Whether at City Hall or out on city streets, our employees serve our residents, businesses, and visitors every day. Join the City of Dubuque team to be part of a high-performance organization dedicated to the community and to delivering excellent municipal services. We are input-oriented, see problems as opportunities, search for creative solutions, and work as a team to accomplish goals and build partnerships. At the City of Dubuque, your work is meaningful and supports the community.

The City of Dubuque values its employees and offers competitive salaries and benefits such as:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Longevity Pay Starting After 6 Years of Service
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Paid Time Volunteering

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