Parking Enforcement Workers

Also called: Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO), Ticket Writer,



What they do:
Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Enter and retrieve information pertaining to vehicle registration, identification, and status, using hand-held computers.
  • Patrol an assigned area by vehicle or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance.
  • Write warnings and citations for illegally parked vehicles.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Complus Data Innovations FastTrack
  • Vehicle information databases

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$40,920
$26,610
$64,210

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What they do:
Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or city streets to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.

On the job, you would:
  • Enter and retrieve information pertaining to vehicle registration, identification, and status, using hand-held computers.
  • Patrol an assigned area by vehicle or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance.
  • Write warnings and citations for illegally parked vehicles.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • Complus Data Innovations FastTrack
  • Vehicle information databases

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$40,920
$26,610
$64,210

EXPLORE MORE