Traffic Enforcement Agent Jobs With City Starting at $32,986

Tests Through Jan. 30; Application Fee $47; Promotion, Higher Salary Possible After One Year

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The city is accepting applications and holding exams for Traffic Enforcement Agents through Jan. 31. The current minimum salary is $32,986 per year and is subject to collective-bargaining increases.

Assignment Levels

Appointments will be made to Assignment Level 1, but there are assignment levels at higher salary rates.

Following successful completion of a one-year probationary period, candidates are eligible for appointment to Assignment Level 2, which pays $41,493.

At Assignment Level I, Traffic Enforcement Agents patrol an assigned area and enforce laws, rules and regulations relating to stopped and moving vehicles. Among other duties, they prepare and issue paper and electronic summonses for violations; prepare and issue summonses to vehicles and motorists; testify at administrative hearing offices and in court; and prepare reports. Traffic Enforcement Agents work outdoors in all types of weather and patrol on foot for long periods of time.


Appointees will be required to successfully complete a training course prior to the end of the 12-month probationary period. They must have a valid New York State driver’s license.

Assignment to Traffic Enforcement Agent Level III requires a tow-truck endorsement on an appointee's license. Medical and psychological guidelines have been established for the position of Traffic Enforcement Agent, and applicants will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position.

Eligibles may have to pass an additional medical screening before being placed at Assignment Level III and also must pass a drug screening prior to appointment. Assignment to Traffic Enforcement Agent Level IV requires qualification for Special Patrolman status from the NYPD.

Applicants will be given a multiple-choice test at a computer terminal before their qualifications are verified. A passing score is 70 percent. The test may include questions which require written comprehension, written expression, memorization, problem sensitivity, information ordering, spatial orientation, deductive and inductive reasoning, mathematical reasoning and number facility.

Applicants passing the test will have their names placed in final-score order on an eligible list and given a list number. Those meeting all requirements and conditions will be considered for appointment when their names are reached on the eligible list.

Applying and scheduling for this exam must be done through the Online Application System (OASys) at

Education, Residency

Applicants must have a high-school diploma or its educational equivalent. Residency requirements vary by title, appointing agency and length of service, and incumbents might need to be city residents within 90 days of their date of appointment.

The position is subject to investigation before appointment and a fingerprint screening. Applicants are responsible for the $75 fee.

The test number is 0311. More information on the position and testing requirements can be found online at

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