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Posting NumberSHRA637PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleProperty Security OfficerCompetency LevelContributingWorking TitleParking Services Officer - #003069DepartmentParking OperationsPosition SummaryPositions assigned to this banded class perform parking enforcement and public contact work in support of campus operations. Work involves traffic control by patrolling parking lots and roadways via foot, vehicle, bicycle, or other mode of transport and by monitoring activities. Work includes monitoring assigned areas for possible violation of policies, regulations, and rules of conduct; recognizing and reporting unusual, suspicious, or hazardous situations; providing information and assistance to the public; operating and maintaining enforcement equipment; and maintaining related records and reports. Work requires knowledge of the parking rules and/or parking enforcement practices and equipment; basic knowledge of standard methods of reporting and handling emergencies such as disturbances and fires, medical and security threats; knowledge of applicable policies, rules, and regulations. Maintains confidentiality and discretion in the course of conducting business; works individually and/or with others; and adapts to change and circumstances. May require shift, weekend, and/or overtime work.

The shift for this position is 2pm-11pm Monday-Friday which will include a shift differential.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position1. Knowledge of North Carolina motor vehicle laws. 2. Knowledge of federal laws, particularly those that apply to a higher education institution including FERPA and the Clery Act. 3. Knowledge of University parking rules. 4. Knowledge of Departmental General Orders. 5. Knowledge of safety principles. 6. Skilled in working with a diverse population. 7. Skilled in public service contact with a customer orientation. 8. Skilled in working in a regimented work environment that requires giving and following orders. 9. Skilled in working with computer applications. 10. Skilled in working with technical equipment. 11. Ability to write legibly and coherently. 12. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly over the radio and telephone. 13. Ability to communicate effectively with others including public speaking. 14. Ability and skill in operation of a motor vehicle and/or golf cart. 15. Ability to lift heavy objects that weigh 75# or more. 16. Ability to walk continuously for six or more hours. 17. Ability to stand continuously for six or more hours. 18. Ability to sit continuously for four or more hours. 19. Ability to read and comprehend documents, policies, directives, and text-based electronic media. 20. Ability to pass a standard physical examination.

Minimum QualificationsHigh School diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require valid N.C. driver’s license.

Preferred QualificationsPrior experience in security, parking, police, traffic control and/or parking for special events. Prior knowledge of Ticket Trak System and ticket writing, radio communications, wheel locking systems and maintenance, University event coordinating and setup. Knowledge of campus roadways, parking areas and proper documentation of towing, wheel locking and other parking violations.

Anticipated Hiring Range$31,200Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours per Week40Number of Months per Year12Salary Band Range$23,332 - $49,547Salary GradeN/A Posting Text

Open Date11/07/2019Close Date11/26/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must apply online in order to be considered.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information).

Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.


If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).

Background/E-VerifyFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential VerificationAll new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOEWestern Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University SafetyThe Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Resume
- List of references

Optional Documents
- DD-214

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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