Parking Officer Āpiha Atoato Waka

Parking officers give fines for illegal parking and vehicle offences such as unregistered cars.

Parking officers may do some or all of the following:

  • check vehicles are parked legally
  • take photos and notes of illegally parked vehicles on a handheld device 
  • film their interactions with the public
  • issue tickets when vehicles have been parked too long, or are illegally parked
  • issue notices for vehicle offences such as not having an up-to-date warrant of fitness or registration
  • call tow trucks to remove illegally parked vehicles
  • service and clear parking meters/machines
  • educate people on parking regulations
  • give people directions and provide visitor information about the city.

Physical Requirements

Parking officers need to be fit, healthy and capable of walking long distances. They must also have a neat and tidy appearance.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for parking officers includes:

  • customer service work
  • city council work
  • debt collection.

Personal Qualities

Parking officers need to be:

  • good at listening and communicating with people
  • firm but fair
  • observant
  • resilient
  • confident.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for parking officers includes:

  • customer service work
  • city council work
  • debt collection.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a parking officer. However, NCEA Level 1 is usually preferred by employers. Useful subjects include digital technologies, maths and physical education.

Parking Officers can earn around $39K-$42K per year per year.

Parking officers may move into training or management, or another position in the city council they work for.

Parking Officer

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