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Parking Attendant

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Parking Attendant
Department Parking Office
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18036
Open Date 07/21/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Hours and days vary between any day of the week and any hours of the day. Rice Parking is a 24/7 operation so we need someone with full flexibility in their schedule.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Parking Attendant controls access to and monitors usage of assigned parking facilities, collects parking charges from customers, interacts with visitors to provide information and assistance, and reports necessary repairs or problems to the appropriate individuals.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Bachelor’s degree.

Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Related experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

- Work experience within a university setting.
- Previous computer systems and customer service experience.
- Experience in parking fee-based computer systems, traffic and parking control devices accounting and revenue control procedures.

License/Certification Required

Valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past three years and no citations for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.

License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

- Ability to handle stressful situations and critical issues with good judgment.
- Must be tactful at all times.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
- Must have excellent customer service skills.
- Must have a cooperative attitude with the ability to generate a positive impression with the public and Rice community.
- The ability to maintain a professional appearance at all times.

Skills Preferred
Internal / External Contacts

This person will have visibility as a university representative. S/he must have a pleasant personality, a cooperative attitude, and generate a positive impression with the public and Rice community. This person will meet frequently with students, faculty, and staff of the university. This person will have contact with the outside community and with visitors attending events on campus.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs daily to move items such as barricades, gate equipment and other supplies. Must be able to move around campus to access all Rice buildings, parking lots and garages.  Must be able to drive golf carts, vehicles, power scrubbers and sweepers; operate hand tools; and must have manual dexterity to complete basic mechanical repairs. 

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Indoor and outdoor (up to 75% of a regular work day and 90% for special events) work environments which include parking garages, offices, parking lots.  Includes exposure to temperature and weather extremes (heat, cold, rain, etc). Work can be stressful at times. Work Hazards: Exposure to fumes, exhaust, and possibility of injury from operating vehicles, heavy machinery, and power tools. Work Schedule: Varied work schedule up to 40% of the time and may be required to work overtime up to 25% of the time although most hours will be adjusted to minimize overtime. 

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11288

Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Collects parking charges if revenue control equipment is not in service or during special events as required.
- Records and reconciles parking transactions.

Percentage of Time 5
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Maintains a neat appearance and provides information, directions, and assistance to campus visitors using the parking facilities.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Opens lots or garage for business and controls exits by revenue control equipment.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Reports problems such as missing parking signs, equipment failure, needed repairs, and other general maintenance needs to supervisor and/or designated staff.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Contacts campus police to report vehicle or pedestrian accidents and other problems where police action is needed.
- Ensures necessary forms and supplies are available in the parking office.
- Prepares appropriate revenue and other reports from the parking revenue control system.

Percentage of Time 15
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Observes parking areas by patrolling on foot or vehicle, sitting in the parking office, and/or viewing with electronic monitoring equipment.

Percentage of Time 50

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have one year of related experience or additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess (or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you had four or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past three years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)