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Parking Enforcement Workers - 33-3041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Parking Control Officer
  • Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO)
  • Parking Enforcement Technician
  • Parking Enforcer
  • Parking Officer
  • Parking Regulation Enforcement Officer
  • Parking Technician
  • Ticket Writer

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers
33-3040 Parking Enforcement Workers
33-3041.00 Parking Enforcement Workers

Related Occupations


  • Appear in court at hearings regarding contested traffic citations.
  • Assign and review the work of subordinates.
  • Collect coins deposited in meters.
  • Enter and retrieve information pertaining to vehicle registration, identification, and status, using hand-held computers.
  • 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.
  • Investigate and answer complaints regarding contested parking citations, determining their validity and routing them appropriately.
  • Locate lost, stolen, and counterfeit parking permits, and take necessary enforcement action.
  • Maintain assigned equipment and supplies, such as hand-held citation computers, citation books, rain gear, tire-marking chalk, and street cones.
  • Maintain close communications with dispatching personnel, using two-way radios or cell phones.
  • Make arrangements for illegally parked or abandoned vehicles to be towed, and direct tow-truck drivers to the correct vehicles.
  • Mark tires of parked vehicles with chalk and record time of marking, and return at regular intervals to ensure that parking time limits are not exceeded.
  • Observe and report hazardous conditions, such as missing traffic signals or signs, and street markings that need to be repainted.
  • Patrol an assigned area by vehicle or on foot to ensure public compliance with existing parking ordinance.
  • Perform simple vehicle maintenance procedures, such as checking oil and gas, and report mechanical problems to supervisors.
  • Perform traffic control duties such as setting up barricades and temporary signs, placing bags on parking meters to limit their use, or directing traffic.
  • 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.
  • Provide information to the public regarding parking regulations and facilities, and the location of streets, buildings and points of interest.
  • Remove handbills within patrol areas.
  • Respond to and make radio dispatch calls regarding parking violations and complaints.
  • Train new or temporary staff.
  • Wind parking meter clocks.
  • Write warnings and citations for illegally parked vehicles.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist motorists or pedestrians.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Direct vehicle traffic.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Investigate transportation incidents, violations, or complaints.
  • Issue warnings or citations.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain supply or equipment inventories.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Monitor vehicle movement or location.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
  • Relay information between personnel.
  • Respond to customer problems or complaints.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Use databases to locate investigation details or other information.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Reconnaissance Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management and Collision Investigator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Parking Enforcement Officer