Placer Employment Opportunities

Parking Enforcement Officer

North Lake Tahoe - Seasonal / Extra Help

Recruitment #2018-16601-01


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit

This recruitment is open until filled. To be included in the first screening, please submit your application by November 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM.


The Department of Public Works and Facilities recruiting for a seasonal Parking Enforcement Officer to ensure that the County's parking ordinances are enforced during the winter and early spring months. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking for an employment opportunity as a means of living and enjoying the Lake Tahoe area during the ski and snow season.

The Parking Enforcement Officer ensures that the County's parking ordinances are enforced. During the winter, these parking ordinances are to ensure that the roadway areas in the North Lake Tahoe area are clear for snow plowing activities and safe for pedestrians. Using an official County vehicle, this position will patrol and issue parking citations in assigned areas where parking is controlled by the County ordinance or code. Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with the public in a professional customer service manner while ensuring compliance. In addition, this position will be required to drive in sometimes hazardous conditions and work in a cold and wet environment.

Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. 

To learn more about the Department of Public Works, please click HERE.


Under general supervision, enforces County parking regulations by patrolling assigned areas and isssuing citations and warnings; orders impounding of illegally parked vehicles as necessary; and performs related work as required.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Patrols and issues parking citations in assigned areas where parking is controlled or prohibited by County ordinance or code.
  • Orders impounding of illegally parked vehicles as necessary.
  • Advises the public of parking regulations.
  • Advises drivers to move vehicles parked illegally.
  • Operates a radio-equipped vehicle in the performance of work.
  • Answers complaints or requests for information in relation to parking violations or regulations.
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Prepares and makes oral and written reports and makes court appearances as necessary.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: One year of experience involving frequent public contact, preferably in a law enforcement agency.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. 

License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work odd or unusual hours during special projects or emergency conditions, and in adverse weather conditions.


Knowledge of:

  • Parking laws and ordinances.

Ability to:

  • Apply the laws, regulations and ordinances governing the parking of motor vehicles on County roads.
  • Deal courteously and effectively with the general public.
  • Maintain records and prepare concise reports.
  • Carry out oral and written instructions.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

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