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Parking Inspectors

ANZSCO ID 561913

Overview

All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

  • $1,165 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Parking Inspectors

  • 850 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Parking Inspectors patrol assigned areas and issue parking infringement notices to owners of vehicles that are illegally parked.

You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in local government (regulatory services) might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Checks parked cars within an allotted area to establish if a car has been parked illegally or for too long.
  • Issues infringement notices and records details of time and location.
  • Calls tow trucks to move illegally parked vehicles.
  • Reports faulty meters.
  • Collects money from parking meters/machines.
  • Reports and organises the removal of abandoned vehicles.
  • May give evidence in court if someone appeals the infringement notice.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in local government (regulatory services) might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  2. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Foreign language

    49% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  5. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  6. Education and training

    44% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  8. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    37% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  10. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Clerical

    36% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Psychology

    34% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  16. Telecommunications

    32% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  18. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Transportation

    27% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  13. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  16. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Equipment maintenance

    23% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Near vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  4. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  12. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  13. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Colour discrimination

    34% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Depth perception

    30% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Helping and caring for others

    70% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating with the public

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  10. Working with the public

    56% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    56% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  13. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  18. Controlling equipment or machines

    49% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  19. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    89% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Contact with people

    78% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  13. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Unstructured work

    69% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    48% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    38% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.

All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

  • $1,165 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Parking Inspectors

  • 850 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 81% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Parking Inspectors patrol assigned areas and issue parking infringement notices to owners of vehicles that are illegally parked.

You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in local government (regulatory services) might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Checks parked cars within an allotted area to establish if a car has been parked illegally or for too long.
  • Issues infringement notices and records details of time and location.
  • Calls tow trucks to move illegally parked vehicles.
  • Reports faulty meters.
  • Collects money from parking meters/machines.
  • Reports and organises the removal of abandoned vehicles.
  • May give evidence in court if someone appeals the infringement notice.

You can work as a Parking Inspector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in local government (regulatory services) might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Law and government

    54% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  2. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. English language

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Foreign language

    49% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  5. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  6. Education and training

    44% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  7. Communications and media

    42% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  8. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  9. Medicine and dentistry

    37% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  10. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Clerical

    36% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Psychology

    34% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  16. Telecommunications

    32% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  18. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  19. Transportation

    27% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  5. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  11. Active learning

    34% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  12. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  13. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  16. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  17. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Equipment maintenance

    23% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Near vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  4. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  12. Trunk strength

    39% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  13. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Written expression

    36% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Colour discrimination

    34% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Finger dexterity

    32% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  19. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Depth perception

    30% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Helping and caring for others

    70% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Communicating with the public

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Training and teaching others

    64% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  8. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  10. Working with the public

    56% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    56% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  13. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    52% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  18. Controlling equipment or machines

    49% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  19. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  4. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    89% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Contact with the public

    89% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Contact with people

    78% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  13. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    75% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Conflict situations

    75% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Unstructured work

    69% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  19. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    66% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    57% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    48% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    38% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    48% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-3041.00 - Parking Enforcement Workers.
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