Parking Enforcement Officer


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Parking & Transportation Services (11497510)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position patrols and monitors parking lots, garages, and streets to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Department of Parking and Transportation. The incumbent engages in communication with drivers, issues citations for parking violations, and is responsible for vehicle immobilization, when warranted. A current standard driver's license is required as the incumbent will be operating department vehicles equipped with various enforcement technologies. Incumbent will be trained and required to operate small cell-phone like devices running relevant software applications as part of their duties.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Enforces University parking regulations and traffic laws; interprets and explains parking regulations and traffic laws to the public and ensures consistent enforcement.
  • Issues citations for parking violations, such as parking in no-parking zones, expired meters and other types of illegal parking.
  • Provides parking enforcement in a designated campus patrol area; inspects for matching parking decals and hang tags to designated parking areas.
  • Immobilizes vehicles, employing necessary equipment; directs towing of vehicles as required.
  • Prepares traffic cases for the Student Board of Traffic Appeals and the Faculty/Staff Board of Traffic Appeals, defines circumstances surrounding citations, and explains parking regulations in reports for board members as required.
  • May assist with parking lot maintenance (painting, power washing), special event ADA shuttles and parking enforcement (Commencement, Football Game Day).
  • Engages in communication with drivers to provide information and guidance.  Utilizes positive communication techniques when interacting with the public.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department

  1. Patrols parking lots, garages, and streets enforcing rules and regulations of the Department of Parking and Transportation.
  2. Promotes a positive relationship with the University community by serving as a Parking and Transportation ambassador.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).                                                                                                            

Must have a valid driver’s license.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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