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Parking Enforcement Workers

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

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.

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.


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


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


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


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


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 Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software


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.
per year, on average
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