Parking Meter Repair Technician (Multiple Vacancies)

Arlington County, VA Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 1 week ago

Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking repair technicians to perform skilled parking meter repair and maintenance work for the Transportation Engineering & Operations Division. The repair technicians work independently in the field to troubleshoot defective meters, diagnose problems with modems, credit card acceptors, coin verifiers, failed communication, electrical issues, and receipt printing failures.

Specific duties include:

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing field repairs to multi-space and single space parking meters that are reported malfunctioning or damaged;

  • Performing routine maintenance on parking meters, such as replacing paper for printed receipts, removing paper jams, testing battery levels, testing fuses, cleaning meter components, and testing the card reader;

  • Measuring and laying out metered parking spaces according to specifications, preparing meters for installation, and installing meters in coordination with the Signs and Markings team;

  • Collaborating with vendors as needed to assist with diagnosing meter software errors in order to repair;

  • Participating in meetings with customers to discuss and resolve problems or issues related to parking spaces, meters, or the lack thereof;

  • Tracking repair progress, completing appropriate documentation to record daily work, and generating work orders for meter problems discovered in the field; and

  • Collecting and transporting coins from parking meters;

The successful candidate will be a detail oriented problem solver and have excellent communication skills, to include the ability to work effectively in a team environment to ensure the completion of tasks in a timely manner.Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma or GED plus some experience in the maintenance, operation, programming and/or repair of electronic and microprocessor equipment.

Substitution: Apprenticeship or technical training in electronics or electrical discipline, an associate's degree in a related technical field, or specific vendor or on-the-job training on equipment such as single and multi-space electronic parking meters or similar equipment may substituted for the High School Diploma or GED requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience with one or more of the following:

  • Working with vendors and/or contractors; and/or

  • Measuring layout of metered parking spaces.

Special Requirements

  1. The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, and maintain throughout the period of employment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
  2. Physical ability and willingness to lift 50 pounds, walk distances, and work outdoors in all types of weather.
  3. Due to the work environment and as a condition of employment, Arlington County employees will be required to wear various personal protective equipment in the performance of their duties.
  4. Must be willing to work occasional overtime as necessary.

Additional Information

Work hours: Eight (8) hours per day, Monday through Friday, with occasional overtime including weekends required as necessary. Exact work schedule may be flexible and will be determined upon hire.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments

All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:

Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:

Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:

Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:

Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

How much experience do you have maintaining and repairing parking meters or similar electronic and microprocessor equipment? Please ensure the detail of this experience is reflected in your application for full credit.

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to less than 2 years

  • 2 to less than 3 years

  • 3 years or more

Please indicate if you have had any experience with the following. Check all that apply.

  • Repairing parking meters

  • Maintaining parking meters

  • Maintaining and/or repairing similar electronic and microprocessor equipment.

  • Working with vendors or contractors

  • Measuring layout of metered parking spaces

  • None of the above

If not fully detailed in your application, please use this space to describe your experience that you checked in the previous question (#2).

Do you currently possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license?

  • Yes

  • No

Are you willing to work seasonal or occasional overtime as required?

  • Yes

  • No

Required Question

AgencyArlington County

Address2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511

Arlington, Virginia, 22201



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