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PARKING LOT ATTENDANTS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Issue ticket stubs or place numbered tags on windshields, log tags or attach tag to customers' keys, and give customers matching tags for locating parked vehicles.
  • Perform cash handling tasks, such as making change, balancing and recording cash drawer, or distributing tips.
  • Explain and calculate parking charges, collect fees from customers, and respond to customer complaints.
  • Provide customer assistance and information, such as giving directions or handling wheelchairs.
  • Call emergency responders or the proper authorities and provide motorist assistance, such as giving directions or helping jump start a stalled vehicle.
  • Perform personnel activities, such as supervising or scheduling employees.
  • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • 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..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits..
  • 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..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $24,728.00 $11.89 $9.93 $9.91 - $13.23
Bridgeport/Stamford $27,850.00 $13.39 $10.66 $11.29 - $14.92
Danbury $23,701.00 $11.40 $11.03 $10.58 - $11.98
Hartford $23,989.00 $11.53 $9.89 $9.90 - $12.35
New Haven $25,468.00 $12.24 $10.21 $10.05 - $14.19
Waterbury $30,705.00 $14.77 $10.83 $11.62 - $17.89
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 1,510 1,510 0% 84
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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