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Why Not Consider a Career in Writing Parking Tickets?

By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 17, 2010 2:30PM

Image via The Expired Meter
Looking for a job? Willing to work nights and get to see the city? Maybe writing parking tickets is for you.

Our good friends at the Expired Meter report that SERCO, which recently was named the enforcement arm of Chicago Parking Meters LLC, is hiring. Here are the job requirements:

"Patrols assigned areas on foot or in a vehicle to enforce parking regulations/restrictions. Issues written and computer generated parking citations and transfers citation data to centralized system. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Little creativity and latitude is expected. Works under general supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager."

So if you have a GED or high school diploma, pass a drug test and are square with the city regarding any parking tickets of your own, you should apply for the $8.50 and hour job. You will be working hours the Department of Revenue isn't staffed, which means you'll be working the graveyard shift. But a job's a job.