Code Compliance Specialist (Traffic), Minneapolis, Minnesota

Created 03/19/2023
Reference 619843
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Salary $27.42 - $33.34 Hourly
Position Description

As a Code Compliance Specialist you will monitor the use of City's streets and sidewalk space to preserve that resource for the public good enforcing the City's regulations for parking and traffic control as required, and perform traffic direction duties.

Watch a City that works - Traffic Control Agent video to get first-hand look at the day to day operations of a Code Compliance Specialist (Traffic).

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

There are 8 overnight vacancies; a combination of full-time and limited part-time opportunities, with shifts to be determined.

The full-time overnight positions require working Sunday - Thursday, 6:30pm - 3:00am OR 10:00pm - 6:30am.

**SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL**: Overnight positions qualify for a significantly HIGHER HOURLY RATE! The rate is determined by the start time of your shift. To learn more, please visit the following link: Union Agreement: Shift Differential Pay - Section 9.06 (Page 28)

Part-time positions will work between 20-24 hours per week including weekend hours. Part-time positions are not eligible for benefits. As governed by the union classification, part-time status is independent of full-time status; therefore, does not imply nor guarantee rights or progression to full-time status.

All positions require flexibility to work various shifts, based on events taking place within the City. Scheduling requires availability to workdays, evenings, and nights; weekends, holidays and snow emergencies.

Work Location - This position currently works on-site only.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Enforce parking regulations, multi-space meters, critical parking regulations, limited time zones, rush hour restrictions, fire lane restrictions, no parking, and other parking regulations within the City, writing citations or warnings.
  • Provide traffic direction for rush hours, special events, construction sites, and emergencies, ensuring a safer more efficient traffic flow.
  • Within assigned patrol boundaries:
    • Respond to 311 service requests related to parking and abandoned vehicles, writing parking citations or warnings as appropriate, giving direction, and explaining the City's regulations when owners are present.
    • Provide information and assist the public with multi-space meters usage.
    • Give directions to events, shows and restaurants.
    • Enforce nuisance-type violations evenings and weekends when other enforcement service is not available, including enforcing the construction dumpster and storage pods regulations for street use, and dealing with after hour residential car repair.
    • Identify operations and construction site permit violations that infringe on the City right of way.
    • Report damaged City infrastructure including signs.
    • Coordinate with the Public Works Department for street cleaning, construction sites traffic issues, and snow emergencies; coordinate with the Police and Fire Departments for emergencies, bar closures, community service parades, conferences, conventions, dignitary motorcades, and block party street closures; and other activities as required.
Working Conditions:
  • Physical activity; working outside in all types of weather, including extreme heat and extreme cold.
  • Considerable standing and walking long distances for long periods of time.
  • Extremely limited office setting.
  • Considerable use of hands/fingers/arms/shoulders.
  • Holding flashlights for extended periods of time.
  • Directing traffic while standing in the middle of busy intersections.

Required Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of related experience which includes exposure to the use of computer and technical equipment plus customer service experience.

License/Certifications: Valid driver's license.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Selection Process: The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Medical and Drug/Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and medical examination once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: .

Eligible List: The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire one (1) month after it has been established.
Interview Selection: The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the traffic and parking regulations, including issuing both criminal and administrative citations for violations.
  • Knowledge of City nuisance type ordinances.
  • Knowledge of modern software and automated citation processes.
  • A working knowledge of the geographical layout of the City.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English.
  • Developed customer relation skills.
  • Ability to work out doors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to patrol an area moving over sidewalks roads curbs, etc. leaving tickets on cars, trucks, and vans.
  • Ability to work in streets during heavy traffic periods.

Benefits Summary
Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees' health and financial well-being.
Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, pleasevisit the benefits page .

New 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave.
City employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the event of a birth or placement for adoption of a child.

Health insurance
Eligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The City of Minneapolis offers eligible employees one plan design with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.

Dental insurance
The City of Minneapolis offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.

Paid time off
Our generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid sick leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and collective bargaining agreements .

City employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs.
  • Pension: The City of Minneapolis participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the City both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits.
  • Deferred compensation : Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).
Eligible City employees may choose to participate in the following transportation programs:
  • Metropass: The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
  • Parking or Van Pool: The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs--such as qualified parking and van pool expenses--with pre-tax dollars
Learning and development
To engage and develop employees, the City of Minneapolis offers classes in leadership, cultural agility, change management and more. Additionally, educational discounts at Augsburg University, Hamline University and St. Mary's University of Minnesota are available to City employees.

Other perks
Employees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, the Employee Assistance Program , technology discounts and more.

Closing Date/Time: 4/10/2023 11:59 PM Central

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