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Deadline: 8/31/2015 2:02 PM FT Parking Enforcement Officer - Palo Alto, CA

Our Palo Alto, CA based Parking team needs passionate people who care about the services they deliver to our customer; Palo Alto, CA. People who want to make a difference.

Patrols assigned areas on foot or in a vehicle to enforce parking regulations/restrictions.  Issues written and computer generated parking citations and transfers citation data to centralized system.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess and maintain a valid area drivers’ license
  • Basic computer skills to manage handheld computer
  • Ability to walk several miles a day
  • Excellent customer service skills

We provide a safe and drug-free environment for our clients and employees. Criminal Background Checks and Drug Test are required.

Military Veterans and Spouses encouraged to apply.

To learn more and apply:

Agency Name: Serco, Inc.
Hours of Work: 40
Pay Rate: By Contract Rate
Hiring Process: Application
Minimum Qualifications: •High School Diploma or equivalent •Must possess and maintain a valid area drivers’ license •Basic computer skills to manage handheld computer •Ability to walk several miles a day •Excellent customer service skills
Posted: 8/12/2015 11:05 AM
Deadline: 8/31/2015 2:02 PM
Contact Name: Cathy DeMarco, Technical Recruiter III
Address: 1825 Commerce Center Blvd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 318-1766
Additional Information:

Deadline: 9/30/2015 12:00 AM Associate Director, University Police - Parking (SLO)


Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. 

Founded in 1901 as a vocational high school, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is now one of only two polytechnic universities in the California State University system. Cal Poly is a comprehensive public university that offers over 60 bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in vastly varied practical and professional majors ranging from aerospace engineering to dairy farming to wine and viticulture, and many more common and unique offerings. Within Cal Poly there are six different colleges: Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences, Architecture & Environmental Design, Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science & Mathematics. Cal Poly has a highly competitive admissions selection process and currently has a student body of over 20,000. Cal Poly is a nationally ranked teaching university whose guiding philosophy is "learn by doing." Its students benefit from this practical emphasis, resulting in Cal Poly ranking as one the highest ROIs ("return on investment") among the nation's public universities. This return can be easily seen by the high rankings that the university receives: the Wall Street Journal ranked Cal Poly 22nd in the nation for business/economics and 18th in engineering when looking at the best new graduates to hire; U.S. News & World Report rated it "the best" for a public master's-level university; shows Cal Poly as the 3rd highest ranked public university in the country for alumni earnings; and it was one of only two California public institutions named in the Top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg's Businessweek. 

The University Police Department (UPD) consists of two divisions, Operations and Administrative Services. Reporting directly to the University Police Chief, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership, management and motivation to the Administrative Services Division of UPD, and may serve as the department head for Administrative Services in the absence of the University Police Chief. Responsibilities include the planning, organization, and management of the overall operation and administrative support functions of the Parking, Events, and Alternative Transportation programs. 

This position requires the ability to effectively collaborate, establish, and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse university environment. The Associate Director must be a strategic thinker with the ability to collect and analyze data, establish facts, define problems and recommend solutions. Responsibilities include representing department interests and issues by participating in the campus planning process and serving as the liaison between UPD and campus planning for construction projects, plan review, safety recommendations, and issues related to university master planning. The position is also assigned the duties of primary liaison for the campus emergency operations center. 

To view the full position description, including duties and responsibilities, please cut and paste this link directly into your web browser:,%20university%20police%20-%20parking.pdf

Required Qualifications: 

  • Proven ability to effectively handle customer service issues, present information, and respond to concerns and questions from varying groups, such as managers, customers and the general public. 
  • Strong fiscal management and analytical skills.  Demonstrated experience with budget development, planning and implementation.
  • Ability to understand issues, influences and trends as they affect UPD budgets.  Ability to accurately project incomes and revenues.
  • Ability to function comfortably in a para-military/hierarchal/law enforcement environment and demonstrate managerial skill in dealing with personnel issues.
  • Functional and current knowledge of California Vehicle & Penal Codes, legislation and pending legislation that may affect UPD practices, programs, services and funding.  General knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and appropriate sections of the California Administrative Policies and Education code.  Knowledge of transit and trip reduction guidelines and local area air quality management regulations.  Ability to monitor, interpret and report on how these mandates/regulations may affect or relate to Cal Poly services, programs, and campus compliance.
  • Ability to consistently apply Department/University policies, applicable laws, directives and supervisory mandates.
  • General knowledge of NIMS and SEMS emergency systems and emergency preparedness practices.
  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills and ability.  Ability to direct, supervise, motivate and inspire others.  Demonstrated skill in evaluating and measuring the performance of people, teams and organizations, assessing progress and setting future goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel, budget and finance issues.  Familiarity with collective bargaining units and administrative corrective action, as appropriate, in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Ability to initiate and support innovation with creativity, flexibility, responsiveness and future focus.
  • Ability to effectively interact with members of the Department and the public in stressful situations.  Ability to diffuse hostile situations.
  • Ability to act calmly and rationally in an emergency.  Ability to make effective decisions and judgments under pressure and during emergency situations.
  • Ability to effectively operate in an environment that requires discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to assist in the administration of a public safety and law enforcement program in a fair and objective manner.
  • Ability to quickly assess situations where involvement of other campus programs or interests must be considered and act without jeopardizing Police integrity and campus values.  
  • Demonstrated experience in short and long term departmental planning.  
  • Ability to conduct comparative research and prepare detailed reports on issues, services and laws affecting UPD programs and services.  Working knowledge of, parking and transportation resources affecting local, CSU, state and national programs.
  • Ability to monitor and report on legislation and/or regulatory agency mandates that would require university action/compliance.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural personnel directives.
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.  Demonstrated skill in successful project management.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, on-line systems, Internet as well as online calendaring and email. 
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, campus practices, policies and procedures and legal limitations or options.


Agency Name: California Polytechnic State University; University Police Department
Hours of Work: 40 hours/week
Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees. (Salary Range: $3,635 - $11,973 per month)
Hiring Process: Application
Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, City, Regional, or Transportation Planning, or a related field. Five years of progressively responsible professional experience including a minimum of three years of management supervision experience, preferably in higher education or public parking operation. Licenses, Certificates, Degrees, Credentials: Possession of CAPP (Certified Administrator of Public Parking) certification or the ability to obtain within twenty-four (24) months of employment. Possession of a valid California driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Posted: 5/12/2015 3:51 PM
Deadline: 9/30/2015 12:00 AM
Contact Name: Cal Poly Human Resources,
Address: 1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: (805) 756-2236
Fax: (805) 756-5483
Additional Information:

Special Conditions

  • Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
  • The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs.
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background and fingerprint check.  
  • Full-time MPP employees are required to disclose outside employment at time of hire or within 30 days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to time of hire.
  • This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by May 12, 2015 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. 

To apply, visit to complete the required online Cal Poly Management Employment Application and apply to Requisition #103605. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: 

California Polytechnic State University 
Human Resources Dept. Attn: Christina Blohm
1 Grand Ave 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0020 

For Inquiries and Additional Information, contact: 
Human Resources 
Voice: (805) 756-2236 

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. 

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/minorities/females/vet/disability.

About the Location 
San Luis Obispo, California is located eight miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a population of over 45,000, the city serves as the commercial, governmental, and cultural hub of California's Central Coast. The City's distance from major metropolitan areas has allowed it to retain its historic and scenic qualities, which contribute to a superb quality of life for residents and attract visitors from far reaching areas. 

The City's ideal weather and natural beauty provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation at nearby city and state parks, lakes, beaches, and wilderness areas. In addition to enjoying the natural beauty of the region, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant downtown area with great dining, shops, and nightlife; Mission Plaza; a Children's Museum; a world-class performing arts center; and wine country tours.