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Parking Attendant Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Attends designated parking area or a booth at a pay-for-parking entrance/exit during established lot hours. Directs drivers of vehicles to appropriate parking areas. Collects parking fees and provides information to visitors, students, staff and faculty. Monitors and/or patrols lots to check for required permits and to ensure cars are parked in designated spaces and not blocking traffic flow.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Regulates parking and traffic in assigned lot restricting unauthorized vehicles and providing entry to authorized vehicles.
  • Collects parking fees from customer based on charges for amount of time parked or standard lot fee; issues receipts upon customer request.
  • Enters transactions on cash register or other approved means and balances cash with register tape according to an established procedure.
  • Completes reports or forms required by department.
  • Counts parked vehicles and holds required spaces for reservations; places sign in view when lot is full.
  • Provides directions, parking alternatives and campus information upon request to visitors, students, staff and faculty.
  • Prepares temporary permits as required for customer.
  • Places written notice of payment due on windshield of vehicles in lot before and after attendant hours.
  • Notifies Parking Services via two-way radio or telephone of need for Parking Enforcement Officer or of other problems such as mechanical failure and vehicle boot tampering.
  • Watches assigned lot for suspicious activity and reports such to university public safety unit.
  • Checks permits to verify authorization and assist in identification of stolen permits.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general parking practices and procedures.
  • Skill in basic math.
  • Skill in courteous communication with public.
  • Skill in accurate exchange of coins and currency.
  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six months' parking lot operations or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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