Parking Enforcement

About the Job

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?

Parking Enforcement Officers

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

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

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?

Work Environment

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.

The Seattle Police Department is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in its workforce. At SPD we acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.