5415 Safety and Transportation Technician


TITLE Safety and Transportation Technician




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Manager, Transportation


The Safety and Transportation Technician services and installs parking meters and electronic gate arms on campus, performs minor parking lot maintenance, calibrates computerized counter systems in parking facilities, maintains supplies, installs parking signs, deploys barricades and signage to control traffic flow, enforces University parking and traffic regulations, transports departmental and transportation services’ vehicles for repairs and cleaning, installs stencils and accessories on departmental vehicles, collects meter money, and performs annual fire extinguisher maintenance.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: Experience in a construction trade, mechanical work, mechanical machine repair, or fire service is preferred.

Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills are required. The ability to work without constant supervision and within a framework of specific guidelines is required. Knowledge of methods and procedures related to safety activities, including traffic control is required. The ability to learn to operate the full range of department vehicles, develop knowledge of campus buildings and geography, and work effectively as a team member and individual is required. The ability to repair electronic equipment is required. Mechanical aptitude is required. The ability to use small hand and power tools and to repair mechanical equipment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds on a frequent basis. The ability to work at heights on a mobile lift or ladder and occasionally in tight spaces is required. Must be able to tolerate prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires the range of physical motion necessary to operate manual and power tools and test equipment and to move throughout campus. Work is performed both indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which contain hazards.

Other: The position will be exposed to and will use chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. A valid driver’s license is required. The scope of the position may require evening, holiday, and/or weekend work; overtime may be required to meet the staffing needs of the department.


1. Assures that mechanical and electronic parking meters operate correctly by providing required maintenance, maintaining a supply of parts, changing meter batteries, and repairing broken meters.

2. Maintains the parking plan by installing parking meters and signs by coordinating with the Grounds department, assembling and attaching the parking meter or sign to the post, and ordering and storing signs and meters.

3. Prepares a schedule of meter collections on a quarterly basis and provides schedule to the Manager, Transportation, rotates meter collection routes on a weekly basis, collects money from meters and deposits collection at the Bursar’s Office, collects the money deposit bags and receipts from the Bursar’s Office after the weekly deposits are counted, and returns the receipts to the Manager, Transportation.

4. Helps to control traffic flow and parking by maintaining and repairing electronic gate arms on parking lots and transit ways, constructing spare gate arms and maintaining an adequate reserve supply to support parking lot and transit way demands, and setting up signage and barricades daily and on an as needed basis.

5. Keeps parking lots useable by performing minor lot maintenance, which includes striping, relocating curb bumpers, and other miscellaneous repairs.

6. Conducts lot and area safety surveys, takes immediate corrective action where possible, reports hazards that are not immediately correctable, and makes recommendations on ways to improve traffic flow and parking efficiency.

7. Supports the department by performing routine checks, cleaning departmental utility vehicles, and transporting departmental and vehicle leasing vehicles for repair and cleaning.

8. Maintains a clean, orderly shop area with an adequate stock of needed supplies.

9. Installs tool boxes, trailer hitches, and fire extinguishers on departmental vehicles.

10. Installs stencils on University vehicles prior to delivery to departments, conducts a biannual vehicle marking inspection and replaces damaged and faded stencils as needed, and maintains a reserve supply of vehicle stencils.

11. Performs weekly inspections, calibration of computerized parking counter systems, and performs basic maintenance.

12. Assists with the fire extinguisher maintenance program, including but not limited to, annual fire extinguisher servicing, monthly inspections, and replacement of fire extinguishers across the University campus.

13. Enforces University parking and traffic regulations by being knowledgeable of the parking and traffic regulations, advising faculty, students, staff, and visitors about the parking rules and regulations, issuing parking tickets, arranging for improperly parked vehicles to be towed from campus, and issues violation notices to unsecured bicycles.

14. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds

15. Remains competent and current by reading information about meters, signage, and electronic gate arms and attending training and/or courses required by the Manager, Transportation.

16. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of University Safety by performing other duties as assigned.


The Safety and Transportation Technician is supervised by the Manager, Transportation and may supervise assigned student employees.