The job description involves “carrying out patrols of on street parking including school zones and all timed and metered parking areas across Council.”
Council Rangers in Mosman also assist with matters regarding litter, barking or stray dogs, abandoned vehicles and building sites operating outside set hours.
And while they cop a bad rap from most in the community, Mosman Council describes its workers as “making a difference at the local level”.
“The recruitment and selection of talented staff committed to giving back to the community is a high priority for us, as we know our reputation relies on it.”
Council Rangers in Mosman also assist with matters regarding litter and dog barking.
Mosman Parking Rangers, easily identifiable in their green and khaki uniforms, are notoriously unpopular with local drivers and dog owners, who regularly vent their frustrations on social media pages.
“Does anyone else find that the parking police down at Balmoral are very full on,” one local resident asked in a community Facebook group, “I lined up at the ticket machine and turned to walk back to my car and the guy was giving me a ticket.”
“The parking officers around here are ridiculous,” another wrote, “I parked my tray backed truck in a truck zone and still got booked.”
“I was fined at Balmoral for putting the ticket on the dashboard of the driver’s side instead of on the passenger’s side!” said another.