Inside the FSPD - Employment Opportunities - Meter Enforcement

Meter Enforcement           Starting Hourly Wage $11.77
The Fort Smith Police Department - Meter Enforcement The Meter Enforcement Technician, under the supervision of the Patrol Traffic Supervisor, is responsible for parking meter enforcement in the downtown area. The incumbent issues overtime parking tickets, performs minor repairs to meters, maintains the meters, reports parking problems, and collects paid ticket money from the collection boxes.

Applications for Meter Enforcement positions are available from the Department of Human Resources for the City of Fort Smith, located at 623 Garrison Avenue on the third floor of the Stephens Building. All applications will receive a complete review and potential candidates will be scheduled for an oral interview. An intensive background investigation will be completed on those applicants that are selected to move forward in the process. Those applicants selected for hire will complete a medical physical with drug screen and polygraph. For further details contact the Recruiting Coordinator for the Fort Smith Police Department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Note: All City of Fort Smith positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees, and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.
  1. Issuing overtime parking tickets

  2. Perform minor repairs to meters

  3. Maintain the parking meters

  4. Reporting other parking problems

  5. Retrieving paid ticket money out of the yellow boxes

  6. Enforcing parking rules and regulations

  7. Address parking questions and issuesbr>

  8. Other assignments as needed

  9. Regular attendance and timeliness is required


Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other Skills and Abilities
The Meter Enforcement Technician must be able to perform all of the duties and functions as defined in the job description for the City of Fort Smith. He/She must have excellent communications skills in both oral and written forms. Organizational skills and close attention to details are required to successfully perform this job. The Meter Enforcement Technician must have thorough operational knowledge of the use of a personal computer system, as well as various software packages. The incumbent must also be able to operate a handheld computer. To be successful, the incumbent must possess well-developed social-interpersonal skills as needed to interact with persons in an office setting and in an enforcement encounter. Problem- solving skills are required as well.

The Meter Enforcement Technician must be able to work in extreme weather conditions.

The incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license.


Salary and Benefits
The Fort Smith Police Department offers an exceptional entry-level salary and benefits package. As an employee’s career progresses, step raises, and opportunities for advancement come into play. Please take a moment to review the benefits outlined below. Again, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Recruiting Coordinator for additional information.
  • Additional Benefits

    • 10 Days Paid Vacation after 1st Year
    • 96 Hours Sick Leave per year up to 960 hours
    • 11 Paid Holidays per year
    • Longevity Pay
    • Necessary Equipment Furnished
    • Tuition Assistance for Continuing Education
    • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Package
    • Employee’s Federal Credit Union
    • City provided Retirement Income Plan


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the meter enforcement person encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions provided that accommodations comply with the City of Fort Smith's Alternate Duty Policy.

The noise level in the work environment while within the police department is usually moderate. Outside the police department, the noise level can be loud.