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Parking Enforcement Workers

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

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Appear in court at hearings regarding contested traffic citations.
    • Respond to and make radio dispatch calls regarding parking violations and complaints.
    • Maintain close communications with dispatching personnel, using two-way radios or cell phones.
    • Perform simple vehicle maintenance procedures, such as checking oil and gas, and report mechanical problems to supervisors.
    • Observe and report hazardous conditions, such as missing traffic signals or signs, and street markings that need to be repainted.
    • Identify vehicles in violation of parking codes, checking with dispatchers when necessary to confirm identities or to determine whether vehicles need to be booted or towed.
    • Train new or temporary staff.
    • Locate lost, stolen, and counterfeit parking permits, and take necessary enforcement action.
    • Make arrangements for illegally parked or abandoned vehicles to be towed, and direct tow-truck drivers to the correct vehicles.
    • Provide information to the public regarding parking regulations and facilities, and the location of streets, buildings and points of interest.
    • Prepare and maintain required records, including logs of parking enforcement activities, and records of contested citations.
    • Provide assistance to motorists needing help with problems, such as flat tires, keys locked in cars, or dead batteries.
    • Assign and review the work of subordinates.
    • Perform traffic control duties such as setting up barricades and temporary signs, placing bags on parking meters to limit their use, or directing traffic.
    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 40190/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.32/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 160
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10
    Typical Education
    Realistic: 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
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