Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) is a self-supporting unit of the University of Minnesota within Auxiliary Services. The department is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of reliable and efficient transportation services on the Twin Cities campus including transit, parking, fleet, streets, walkways and way-finding.
Join the PTS team!
PTS employs approximately 70 full-time staff and more than 100 students.
Search for openings using the University's employment portal - type "Parking & Transportation Services" in the keyword search.
All applicants must be registered undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. During fall and spring semesters, students must maintain a minimum of six credits per semester to remain eligible for employment.
- Flexible scheduling - shifts vary from early morning to late evening. Students can work as few as 10 hours or as many as 28 hours per week.
- Discounted student parking contract
- Online scheduling for some positions
|Position||Status||Job Requisition||Starting Pay|
|Utility Worker/Parking Maintenance||Full||$11.00/hr|
|Bike Center Attendant||Full||$10.50/hr|
|Alternative Transportation Intern||Full||$13.00/hr|
|Transportation Systems Intern||Full||$13.00/hr|
|Paratransit Driver/Fleet Dispatcher||Full||$12.00/hr|
|Fleet Shop Assistant||Full||$11.50/hr|
|Fleet Accounting Assistant||Full||$12.00/hr|
The link in the third column should take you directly to the position description. If it does not work, try clicking "Advance Search" and typing in the six-digit number in the "Job Opening ID" field.
Applications are processed through the University Human Resources employment site.
- Click on the "online postings" link under the "search current openings" headline.
- Click "Search Postings"
- Search by requisition number or position titles, e.g., "student parking attendant" or "office assistant".
Student Position Descriptions
Student Parking/Event Attendant
Qualifications: Able to work outdoors during all four seasons, able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, have excellent communication skills, including the ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Experience with the public, customer service skills, cash handling, and excellent computer skills preferred.
Duties/Responsibilities: Provide positive public relations and customer service, assist customers with paystations at facility exits, collect payment directly during events, and handle minor complaints.
Qualifications: PC experience with the ability to input data on a computerized general ledger system; must be highly accurate, detail-oriented and reliable; knowledge of MS Excel; willing to work year-round (12 months) Preferred qualifications include: Accounting or booking experience; completion of basic accounting class; knowledge of MS Access and MS Windows; 10-keypad experience; self-motivated and can complete tasks with minimum supervision; prefer Carlson School of Management student; valid driver's license.
Duties/Responsibilities: Auditing daily activity reports and processing parking exception tickets; coding and inputting data in computerized general ledger and parking accounts receivable system; entering into receivable/payment MS Access database of envelope system and NSF checks; updating spreadsheets; mailing parking bills; filing documents and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last 2 years. Must have 1 year of cash handling experience or education beyond high school. Selected candidates will undergo a criminal background check.
Hours: Standard hours are Sunday & Monday evenings and Wednesday & Friday mornings, to a maximum of 19 hour per week.
Duties: Collect cash deposits from parking booths and verify cash counts. Deliver supplies as needed to parking facilities.
Utility Worker/Parking Maintenance
Qualifications: Must be a University of Minnesota student registered for a minimum of six credit hours. Must have a valid driver's license, be at least 19 years old, and have a clean driving record (no moving violations within the last two years). Must be able to follow directions and lift 50 pounds.
Hours: Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Shifts are variable throughout day and evenings, 6 am – 10 pm, Monday - Friday, no more than 28 hours per week during the school year.
Duties: Perform maintenance duties and tasks in parking facilities and transit shelters, including trash pick-up and snow shoveling. Answer the office phone. Support the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) which involves adding air to tires. Procedural and safety training is provided.
Qualifications: A marketing, communication or journalism student preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and be experienced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Hours: 15-20 hours per week during office hours (8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday).
Duties: Assist with all aspects of marketing the products and services of the department. Fill publication orders, oversee publication and giveaway inventory, stock publications throughout campus and coordinate special events. Assist with market research, communications and design work
Qualifications: Enrolled/registered as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota with a minimum of 6 credits. High school graduate or equivalent. Must be dependable and have the ability to work independently. Basic computer skills/data entry and word processing required. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to follow written and verbal instructions. Experience in dealing with the public providing customer service to staff, faculty, students and visitors. Experience providing information and customer service over the phone. Ability to quickly learn new tasks and follow instructions. Willingness to handle a variety of tasks, often with interruptions.
Hours: 3-4 hour shifts between 6:45am-5pm
Duties: Working at the customer service desk requires answering phones regarding parking and transit issues, assisting walk-in customers, selling parking contracts, and assisting with bus pass questions. Assist supervisor with special projects such as mass mailings, spreadsheets, etc.
Bike Center Attendant
Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills, including the ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Experience with the public, customer service skills, cash handling, and excellent computer skills preferred.
Hours: 10-20 hours/week between 7 am – 11 am, Monday-Friday
Duties: Provide positive public relations and customer service, answer customer questions, and handle minor complaints.
Alternative Transportation Intern
Qualifications: Current University of Minnesota student (Undergraduate or Graduate) registered for 6 or more credit hours. Desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others. Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to manage multiple projects, exceptional attention to detail, data analysis skills, and ability to interact with clients and staff in a professional manner.
Hours: Able to work 10-20 hours/week during spring/fall semester and potentially full time during summer semester.
Duties: Assist with the coordination and management of the bike program/ZAP! bike incentive program. Plan and staff events related to biking/alternative transportation. Plan and assist with/deliver bike/alternative transportation outreach and education events. Assist with special projects.
Manage Dero ZAP bike commuter incentive program including compiling user data for health insurance premium reductions, securing and distributing incentive discounts from local businesses, as well as coordinating quarterly team competitions (60+ teams). Assist with the coordination and maintenance of bike locker/secure bike cage parking contract rentals, and assist with managing inventory/access of secure bike parking. Customer communications including technical assistance/troubleshooting, writing and distributing a quarterly newsletter, and answering questions about biking and alternative transportation on campus. Collect, process, and analyze ZAP usage data in order to determine University-affiliation participation rates, commuter habits, ZAP station reliability, usage trends, etc. Perform field duties relating to bike infrastructure such as tagging abandoned bikes on campus and assisting with the coordination of their removal. Asset management including ZAP station troubleshooting and maintaining an ArcGIS mapping of campus bike and alternative transportation infrastructure. Design and coordinate ZAP outreach media such as posters, newsletters, or graphics. Plan and staff biking/alternative transportation outreach and education events. Manage ZAP Program social media platforms.
Transportation Systems Intern
Qualifications: Current University of Minnesota undergraduate student (Freshmen to Senior) registered for 6 or more credit hours. Desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects. Exceptional attention to detail. Ability to interact with clients and staff in a courteous, pleasant and professional manner.
Hours: Must be able to work 8-20 hours/week during regular business hours (8 am – 6 pm, Monday-Friday) during spring/fall semester and potentially full time during summer semester, and have the flexibility to occasionally work evening and weekend hours for large scale stadium events.
Duties/Responsibilities: Conduct on-campus pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic-related studies. Assist with parking and transportation related projects by collecting, processing and analyzing data, drafting memo and reports, etc. Technically support the daily operation of the Traffic Management Center (TMC). Participate in the planning and implementation of the Transportation Management Plan for TCF Bank Stadium major events. Serve as field or TMC team member on large scale event days. Traffic engineering data collection and analysis, including uncontrolled pedestrian crossings, traffic control devices, transit safety and operating efficiency, etc. Transportation asset management, including traffic volume and speed counters/devices, transportation asset inventory, etc. Transportation mapping and design, including transportation system related mapping, traffic/parking sign design, etc.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send an email to PTS Transportation Planner Eric Bauer at email@example.com.
Fleet Dispatcher/Paratransit Driver
Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last two years. Must be detail-oriented with great customer service skills. Individual must be a quick learner, able to work independently and available to work occasional weekends.
Hours: Rotating shifts (6 am – 7 pm, Monday-Friday; 7 am – 12 pm, Sunday).
Duties: Taking rental and paratransit reservations over the phone; dispatching and returning rental vehicles; washing and fueling vehicles. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of vehicle storage area. Will be called upon to run errands for office personnel. Will answer campus transit-related questions.
Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last two years. Must be a dependable candidate who works well without supervision and who has a good knowledge of the Twin Cities campus. Prefer individual experienced in driving a 12-15 passenger van and in crowded conditions.
Hours: 12-20 hours per week during daytime hours (7 am - 12 pm, Monday-Friday). Also covers for full-time drivers on short notice when necessary for 7 am – 3 pm shifts.
Duties: Drive Paratransit and transport disabled passengers around the Twin Cities campus. Maintain accurate ridership records. Gas and clean vehicles twice a week or more.
NOTE: Must pass drug and alcohol test and may be subject to random drug and alcohol tests.
Fleet Shop Assistant
Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no ticket or violations in the last 2 years. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Hours: Flexible, 2-3 hours per day, Monday-Friday.
Duties: Pick up parts from vendors. Shuttle vehicles between garage, lots and dealerships. Wash, vacuum and fuel vehicles. Clean shop with a scrubber and sweeper; empty trash containers.
Fleet Accounting Assistant
Qualifications: 19 years of age with a valid driver's license. The individual must be proven proficient in data entry on the computer with a working knowledge in Microsoft Office, preferably Excel. Strong communication skills, including being comfortable talking on the phone with vendors, attention to detail, and some accounting experience preferred.
Duties/Responsibilities: Assist Accountant with accounts payable, data entry, and financials. Communicate with vendors to resolve and billing problems. Handle special projects as assigned by Accountant.
PTS offers a variety of positions with competitive wages, flexible scheduling and a great work environment.