Parking Lot Attendants

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About the Job

Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.

It is also Called

  • Attendant
  • Auto Hiker
  • Auto Parker
  • Automobile Relocation Engineer
  • Bellman
  • Car Chaser
  • Car Hiker
  • Car Hop
  • Car Hopper
  • Car Hostler

What They Do

  • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Patrol parking areas to prevent vehicle damage and vehicle or property thefts.
  • Park and retrieve automobiles for customers in parking lots, storage garages, or new car lots.
  • Greet customers and open their car doors.
  • Calculate parking charges, and collect fees from customers.
  • Issue ticket stubs, or place numbered tags on windshields, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
  • Lift, position, and remove barricades to open or close parking areas.
  • Inspect vehicles to detect any damage.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Support in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Education Required

Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $21,500 with most people making between $16,150 and $30,380

Outlook

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During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 4,450 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 4,300 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 160 replacement openings for approximately 160 total annual openings.