Mayor Daley Wants You!
Private Enforcement Firm Hiring Parking Ticket Writers
Is orange your favorite color?
Than we have a job for you!
That’s right, a job patrolling the mean streets of Chicago writing Chicago parking tickets.
SERCO, a private firm with a multi-million dollar city contract, has been supplementing the Chicago’s already substantial parking enforcement force with non-union parking enforcement personnel for several years.
Often SERCO people work later evening hours the Department of Revenue doesn’t typically staff.
SERCO also has enforcement contracts with the City Clerk’s office to write city sticker violations and more recently became the official enforcement arm of Chicago Parking Meters, LLC.
If you like to walk a lot, have a high school education and enjoy working a job with “Little creativity and latitude is expected,” then this may be the perfect fit for you.
Here’s the job description.
Patrols assigned areas on foot or in a vehicle to enforce parking regulations/restrictions. Issues written and computer generated parking citations and transfers citation data to centralized system. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Little creativity and latitude is expected. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
The only requirements are a high school education or GED, passing a drug test and perhaps most importantly, “Candidates cannot have unpaid parking tickets to the City.”
Maybe what this job has to offer beyond great job satisfaction is the ability to help Mayor Daley fill his multi-million dollar budget gap one $50 ticket at a time.
And perhaps it is good news at least one industry is hiring during this prolonged recession.
You’d better move fast though, with a pay rate of $8.50 per hour, these jobs will be snapped up quickly.