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El Centro

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Parking/Traffic Officer


605 Wake Ave. #6

El Centro, CA 92243

Phone Number: (760)679-5180

Office Hours – Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm



Under the direction of the Parking/Traffic Supervisor, enforce a wide variety of parking regulations in accordance with applicable laws, codes and rules; direct and control automobile traffic City-wide; perform general clerical duties related to assigned activities.


  • Enforce a wide variety of parking regulations including double parking and illegal parking in red zones, metered areas, handicapped spaces, bus zones, loading zones and other restricted parking areas; mark vehicle tires; check for abandoned vehicles; issue citations as appropriate; assure compliance with applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Respond to emergency calls; drive a vehicle to perform assigned functions; utilize a two-way radio.
  • Collect and account for various fees including collected meter monies; prepare and make bank deposits.
  • Enforce various City and State ordinances and vehicle codes as necessary including expired vehicle registration.
  • Direct and control automobile traffic, assure traffic moves smoothly; notify proper authorities of accidents; arrange for vehicles to be towed as needed; block streets during emergency situations including placing caution tape and cones as appropriate.
  • Perform general clerical duties related to assigned activities including sorting and recording citations and maintaining related logs and files; prepare routine reports as directed.
  • Communicate with the public, outside agencies and City officials to exchange and provide information, coordinate activities and resolve issues.
  • Serve as an escort for funeral processions; control other special events.
  • Perform minor repairs to parking meters as necessary; utilize a variety of hand tools.


  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Basic record keeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Legal and defensive driving practices.


  • Perform clerical duties such as filing, typing, duplicating and maintaining routine records.
  • Learn, interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Learn to operate basic hand tools.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Effectively interact with the public and maintain good public relations.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Prepare routine reports.
  • Understand and work within scope of authority.
  • Compare names and numbers rapidly and accurately.
  • Type at an acceptable rate of speed.


Any combination equivalent to: Graduating from high school and one year of experience involving public contact.


Valid California driver's license.


  • Outdoor work environment.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
  • Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.

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