Parking Enforcement Workers
On the Job
Parking Enforcement Workers patrol assigned areas, such as public parking lots or streets, to issue tickets when cars are parked illegally or when time runs out on a meter.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
- Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
- Maintain operational records.
- Use databases to locate investigation details or other information.
- Assist motorists or pedestrians.
- Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
- Train employees in proper work procedures.
- Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
- Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
- Patrol properties to maintain safety.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
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