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Parking Attendants

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May park or tend vehicles in environments such as a car dealership or rental car facility. May collect fee.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
    • Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.
    • Greet customers and open their car doors.
    • Issue ticket stubs or place numbered tags on windshields, log tags or attach tag to customers' keys, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
    • Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
    • Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
    • Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
    • Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
    • Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
    • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
    • Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.
    • Escort customers to their vehicles to ensure their safety.
    • Perform maintenance on cars in storage to protect tires, batteries, or exteriors from deterioration.
    • Lift, position, and remove barricades to open or close parking areas.
    • Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
    • Perform personnel activities, such as supervising or scheduling employees.
    • Review motorists' identification before allowing them to enter parking facilities.
    • Service vehicles with gas, oil, and water.


    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • 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


    • Far Vision

      The ability to see details at a distance.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

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

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 23290/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 11.2/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,550
    • Yearly Projected Openings 670

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Independence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility


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