Working for a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and interconnected city.
Learn More Home Page This Department
Business in SeattleLiving in SeattleVisiting SeattleCity ServicesCity Departments
Contact Us at (206) 684-2489, TTY Dial 7 1 1
Seattle Police Department - Home Page
SPD Home / Police Jobs / Civilian / Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement


One form of transportation for Parking Enforcement Officers are Segway scooters.


Do you want a technology driven job that really makes a difference? Do you like interacting with the public? Do you like using mediation and negotiation skills? Do you like working independently? Do you like being outdoors?

The Seattle Police Department is looking for highly-motivated, positive, people-oriented candidates interested in working in a technology-driven environment as a Parking Enforcement Officer.
If you have excellent public contact work, excellent computer skills, can multitask in a fast-paced environment and have a stable work history you can write your ticket to a new career as a Parking Enforcement Officer!

Position QUalifications


Personal History Information Packet

PDF Doc Adobe PDF

Word Doc Adobe PDF


Starting salary $45.9k per year


Required Qualifications:

Are you are right for the job?

  • Are you able to issue citations and infractions quickly and accurately using a computerized handheld ticket device?
  • Are you able to use questioning and inquiry skills to draw out specific information from customers who are angry, and diffuse tense situations while remaining calm and emotionally detached?
  • Are you a good communicator with the ability to treat customers courteously and tactfully?
  • Are you familiar with the geography of Seattle for daily patrol activities or giving directions?
  • Are you willing to multi-task while monitoring and communicating using a two-way radio?
  • Are you willing to work in inclement weather and with exposure to automobile fumes, hazardous chemicals and vehicular traffic?


Parking Enforcement Officers patrol an assigned district in one of the department’s five precincts, traveling in a vehicle, on a three-wheeled motor scooter, bicycle, Segway and on foot issuing citations for parking ordinance violations. Parking Enforcement Officers also assist in traffic control at special events, and help locate stolen vehicles.

SPD Badge
Headquarters: 610 5th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98124-4986
Site Disclaimer: The Seattle Police Department's website was developed to provide general information. Data contained at this location is generally not reviewed for legal sufficiency. SPD documents displayed are for reference purposes only. Their completeness or currency are not guaranteed. Links or references to other information or organizations are for reference only and do not constitute an endorsement.