City of Binghamton, New York

Parking Meter Checker

February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Police Department
$31,973.00 per year
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This work involves checking for parking meter violations and other standing traffic violations within an assigned area.  The police powers of the incumbent are limited to issuing summonses.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Police Officer in charge of the traffic unit in accordance with prescribed procedures and routines.  Does related work as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Graduation from high school or high school equivalency diploma.


Possession of license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York at the time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Typical Work Activities: 

Issues summonses for standing violations; Checks to see if parking meters are functioning properly and reports if meters need repair; Advises drivers as to the reasons for issuance of summonses; Provides information to the public concerning location of private and public parking facilities; May operate a three-wheel scooter in the performance of duties; Makes periodic reports of activities to the traffic violations bureau.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of local ordinances governing parking and parking meters;  Ability to keep simple records;   Ability to follow oral and written instructions;  Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner;  Ability to operate a motor scooter;  Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.