Part Time
FLSA: Hourly

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(018) $13.03 - $18.54 an hour     

JOBCODE: 004001


Option to join the City’s health and dental programs at full-cost; paid holidays, pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans, plus those benefits required by law such as social security and worker’s compensation.


JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate is responsible for patrolling an assigned area within limits of municipal parking meter districts and issuing parking citations.


  • Patrols an assigned area within limits of municipal parking meter districts.

  • Issues citations for vehicles violating parking ordinances.

  • Observes and reports abandoned vehicles.

  • Requests impounding of certain vehicles with delinquent parking tickets.

  • Verifies and reports non-working parking meters.

  • Reports accidents and summons assistance.

  • Assists in emergency situations.

  • Checks monthly parking and other permits on cars to ensure that they are valid.

  • Answers questions relative to such matters as transportation service.

  • Appears in court when necessary.

  • Prepares and submits daily work sheets and copies of parking tickets issued.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of traffic codes and parking regulations in major municipal business districts.

  • Knowledge of the city and its geography, buildings, agencies, transportation schedules, and attractions.

  • Knowledge of public contact work.

  • Knowledge of the use and operation of a handheld computerized ticketing system.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with the general public.

  • Ability to enforce parking regulations tactfully, firmly, and impartially.

  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.

  • Ability to perform considerable exercise and walk long distances in various weather conditions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to maintain records and prepares reports.


    High-school graduation and six (6) months public contact work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Satisfactory completion of a 16-hour parking enforcement specialist training program per Section 316.640, Florida Statutes, is required to retain position.


    Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.


    Written Test (Time Limit: 2 hours). Submit your application for employment, then call Employment Services at 813-274-8911 to determine if you meet the job qualifications, and, if so, to schedule your exam date and time. (Photo Identification is required at time of testing.)

    Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing. Candidates considered for employment must pass a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to education, work history, and criminal background.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, your application must be received or postmarked by the closing date of May 22, 2013; applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to

    5-8-13 (004001)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 5/22/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.