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Now Hiring Auxillary Community Outreach Officer

Mon, Nov 26, 2018


Do you like meeting new people? Enjoy working outside in a beautiful environment? Want to be part of your community and have a positive impact? Consider if a part-time job with ADHDA working with visitors, merchants, and drivers would be a good way for you to earn extra income.

The Community Outreach Officer (COO) is a part-time position under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA).

The primary tasks of this position are to

1) monitor city streets and parking areas per enforcement of the City of Astoria’s parking ordinances,

2) improve the quality of our downtown visitors’ experience, including information and safety and

3) communicate with downtown businesses to address any issues in the purview of the ADHDA such as planters, tiles, banners or 2nd Saturday Art Walk. 


Duties include:

  • Monitoring the downtown parking district at least twice a day on foot, scooter or bicycle issuing warnings or citations to those vehicles that are in violation of city parking ordinances.
  • Mark tires of parked vehicles with chalk, record time of marking and return at regular intervals to ensure that parking time limits are not exceeded.
  • The COO must keep an accurate log book record as well as photo documentation of all the pertinent information to back up citations issued.
  • Appear in court at hearings regarding contested traffic citations.
  • Observe and report hazardous conditions such as missing traffic signals or signs, and street markings that need to be repainted.
  • The COO must become familiar with Astoria’s citation system, DMV procedures for checking plates, and other computer programs, as required for carrying out the duties of the job.
  • Make arrangements for illegally parked or abandoned vehicles to be towed, directing tow-truck drivers to the correct vehicles.
  • Provide information to the public regarding parking regulations and facilities, and the location of streets, buildings and points of interest.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ADHDA Executive Director or designate.


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and must successfully pass a background check. Additionally, successful applicants will have basic working knowledge of computers and email.

Must be able to write legibly and work with minimal supervision while patrolling streets and parking areas. The COO is required to respond courteously to angry individuals and/or behavior in the course of enforcing parking ordinances while building relationships, increasing trust, and providing important information about our community. Reading comprehension and math skills are required, as is the ability to clearly articulate a parking violation and communicate with others politely and professionally.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires the employee to be outside in all types of weather for several hours at a time, often on uneven surfaces.  Good physical condition is required, since the position requires significant walking and/or biking. Must be able to manipulate chalk marker on car tires.  Hours worked may vary and some weekend work may be required.  Must be able to withstand conflict and hostility in a professional manner[CA1].  This is a non-union, non-benefited position. 

Hours: This position is part-time, 19 hours/week, 12 months a year. Hourly rate DOQ $12-15.

To apply please send a short letter of interest and your resume to Sarah Lu Heath at by Friday, December 14th. 


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