School Crossing Guard Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the direct supervision of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant, is responsible for the safe and orderly crossing of school-age children at their assigned location. Work is performed under direct supervision and in accordance with established rules and procedures. Advice and assistance are available in unusual situations. Work is reviewed through inspection. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides assistance to children crossing streets and highways to and from schools.

Maintains order by directing children to proper crossing areas and encourages behavior conducive to safe travel.

Provides other assistance to children as needed.

Is attentive to situations and/or conditions that could be potentially hazardous to pedestrians and/or motorists, and reports these conditions to the appropriate agency.

 

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Provides other assistance to children as needed.

Maintains equipment in a state of good appearance and repair.

Maintains a high visibility to the public in order to make them conscious of their driving conflict.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED preferred. Past school crossing experience or other work with school-age children preferred. Past experience in traffic direction/control and/or other experience with a law enforcement agency preferred. Must meet all requirements as prescribed by Department.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of laws pertaining to pedestrian and traffic movement.

Knowledge of basic traffic signal operation.

Knowledge of basic traffic control principles.

Ability to work with a degree of independence.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, and to execute duties firmly, tactfully, and impartially.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relation- ships with children, law enforcement officers, and the general public.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Observe children approaching crossing.

Observe the traffic and crosswalk signal.

Clearly speak the English language and be able to inform children when to cross street.

Hear spoken words clearly.

Observe motorists and make sure they observe the school crossing guard.

Grasp stop sign and hold overhead.

Walk into street for visibility to motorists.

Stand for extended periods of time, up to two and one-half hours.

Step up and down 6" curb.

Work outside in all weather conditions and elements.

Know when traffic signal is red, yellow, or green.

Push by hand pedestrian button.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.


Revision Date - 08/21/2011