Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X0008 / Parking Officer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 05

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides parking services, public relations services, enforcement of parking regulations, and traffic control throughout campus. Monitors security of campus parking facilities. Assists with special events parking arrangements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Issues parking citations to drivers of illegally parked vehicles.
  2. Patrols parking lots and parking structures and reports the existence of hazardous conditions.
  3. Attaches vehicle boots and arranges towing services for vehicles as necessary.
  4. Assists in traffic and crowd control activities.
  5. Provides information and other general assistance to the university community and its visitors.
  6. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED; no previous experience required.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record hazardous conditions in parking areas/structures.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
  • Knowledge of public events safety and crowd control principles, procedures, regulations, and standards.
  • Ability to resolve difficult or stressful customer service issues.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/04/2021