Hours: Monday – Friday Hours to be determined (40-hour full time)

Salary: $32,844/year

Interested in applying for this position? Applications must be submitted online and through the City of Albany's Civil Service Employment Portal

TRAFFIC SAFETY AIDE 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This class is responsible for attaching a locking device (“boot”) to the wheel of vehicles that have been identified as “scofflaws” because of non-payment for parking violations. The incumbent will also be assigned to post “Emergency – No Parking” signs to delineate parking areas. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Albany Parking Authority. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITES: (Illustrative Only) 

  • Attaches boot to wheel of vehicles to prevent the use of the vehicle; 
  • Arranges for towing of “scofflaw” vehicles or illegally parked vehicles; 
  • Cleans and repairs locking devices; 
  • Posts “Emergency – No Parking” signs to delineate parking areas; 
  • May assist other personnel by placing barricades during emergencies or other activities; 
  • May assist in traffic control at parades or special events; 
  • May provide courier service to all locations of City offices; 
  • May assist Public Service Officers as assigned; 
  • May issue summons to vehicle in violation of parking laws, ordinances and regulations; 
  • Does related work as required. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL 

CHARACTERISTICS: 

  • Ability to follow written and oral directions; 
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy equipment such as locking devices, traffic cones and barricades; 
  • Physical dexterity; 
  • Ability to learn and comprehend moderately complex traffic laws, rules and ordinances; 
  • Ability to learn the practices and procedures of traffic control and enforcement; 
  • Ability to learn geographic areas such as streets, roads, buildings, facilities, etc.; 
  • Ability to utilize personal computers (may be hand held); 
  • Ability to keep simple, practical records; 
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; 
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of experience involving considerable public contact.

SPECIAL NOTE: 

A candidate for employment must successfully pass a complete background check including fingerprint processing. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

A valid New York State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. 

Revised: 2/27/95-Non-competitive, 11/28/00, 3/31/04, 7/26/05, 3/27/13 – Competitive, 3/25/15 

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