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City of Reno, NV Parking Meter Technician in Reno, Nevada

Parking Meter Technician



Class Title

Parking Meter Technician

Class Code



$50,582.89 - $71,164.62 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of repair and maintenance functions on City parking meters; collects and counts coins from City parking meters and collection boxes; electronically audit and generate various reports for management; and performs other duties relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Collect coins from parking meters and lock boxes according to established weekly schedules; follow an assigned route; audit all parking meters once a month.

Perform a variety of repair and maintenance functions on parking meters; disassemble meters and remove foreign objects and defective coins; clean and lubricate mechanisms, repair or replace broken parts and test for proper functioning.

Check voltage and circuit boards of electronic meters; replace dead batteries; re-program electronic meters; modify existing parking meter equipment to comply with changes in regulations and requirements; change time limits as assigned.

Perform minor adjustments to meters on location; remove meters requiring major repairs and transport them to the maintenance shop; tighten meter posts.

Maintain preventive maintenance schedules and records of meters serviced and repaired; prepare reports as requested; update maps of meter locations using a computer when required.

Separate coins by route; record number of meters checked and amount of money collected.

Complete various daily, weekly and monthly reports of money collected from meters; identify and report all meters that are damaged, missing or defective.

Issue Notice of Infraction to vehicles in violation of applicable parking codes as necessary.

Assist the public by providing directions and responding to questions and inquiries.

Pick up trash and debris in and around parking lots in order to keep them clean.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Methods and techniques used in the maintenance and repair of parking meters.

Operational characteristics of tools used to perform repairs.

City geography.

Basic mathematical principles.

Principles and practices of cash collecting and counting.

Principles and procedures of record keeping including maintenance of activity logs and reports.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations including those relating to parking.

Ability to:

Perform repairs and maintenance on City parking meters and associated equipment.

Make adjustments to parking meters as assigned.

Operate appropriate hand and power tools for repairing parking meters.

Collect and count money from City parking meters.

Perform basic mathematical calculations.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Operate office equipment including computers.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations including those relating to parking.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.

Explain parking and other ordinances to merchants and other members of the public.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.


One year of experience in the field of meter repair or other related mechanical and electronic repair; cash handling or collecting experience desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, fumes, smoke, gases, grease, oils, potentially poisonous animals/insects, exposure to irate and abusive individuals, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; see in the normal range with or without correction; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.