What do Parking Lot Attendants do?

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

  • 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 in order 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 in order to open or close parking areas.
  • Inspect vehicles in order to detect any damage.
  • Review motorists' identification before allowing them to enter parking facilities.
  • Escort customers to their vehicles in order to ensure their safety.
  • Service vehicles with gas, oil, and water.
  • Perform maintenance on cars in storage in order to protect tires, batteries, and exteriors from deterioration.

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Necessary Skills

  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Negotiation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Persuasion

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