Parking Compliance Officer

Our Parking Compliance Officers are out there every day, rain hail or shine making sure that parking in the city is kept in order, our children are kept safe at the school gates, and that effective traffic management of special events is in place around the city. We keep the wheels turning and make sure there's no unnecessary congestion in our city and suburbs so that people can get where they need to be.  

Our main aim is compliance, but we don't just issue infringements. We inform the public, and work alongside our community, educating them on the why and, where possible, work with them to come up with a mutual solution.  

Yes the role of a Parking Compliance Officer can be seen as a real pain-in-the-neck, and it's true that if you take on this role, you may encounter some complex situations and people. That's where your well-honed life skills and calm demeanour come into play, making it easy for you to communicate and de-escalate a variety of situations when required, but you'll also have the ability and common sense to know when to walk away from a challenging situation.

You're an ambassador for the Council. You're patient, have a friendly attitude and outlook on life.  You'll have a love for Christchurch, and as a public figure you'll be seen by the community and our visitors as approachable as they look to you for assistance. When we say 'no one-size fits all' for this role, we mean it. What's important is that you have a positive attitude to take on whatever comes your way each day.

Ask our officers, they'll tell you that on a sunny day in Christchurch there is no better place to be - soaking up the fresh air and clocking up your daily steps. This means you're prepared and physically fit enough to do a lot of walking. You'll also be able to prioritise your day to make sure that you're covering your allocated beat to a high standard. You'll be comfortable working alone as we have a big area to cover.

We'll provide you with the latest technology and plenty of training to make sure you're feeling safe and prepared when going out there to do your job. We're a diverse team of like-minded people, who work within an inclusive, supportive and collaborative culture.

Ultimately, we want you to get out there with a big smile on your dial, and let the day take you where it takes you.

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Salary:  From $42,347 to $56,162 per annum

Important Note:  Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an assessment centre on Monday 25th March.