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Parking Enforcement Workers

Also called: Community Service Officer, Parking Control Aid, Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO), Traffic Control Officer

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:
  • Patrol an assigned area by vehicle or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance.
  • Maintain close communications with dispatching personnel, using two-way radios or cell phones.
  • Write warnings and citations for illegally parked vehicles.


Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Complus Data Innovations FastTrack
  • Integrated Parking Solutions MApp software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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