Part-time School Crossing Guard

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$15.25 - $26.91 Hourly
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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School Crossing Guard

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia, and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington, and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City’s square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for a position as a Part-time School Crossing Guard.

An Overview

The Alexandria Police Department is looking for a few qualified individuals for a rewarding part time opportunity to connect with the community and provide safety to our smallest citizens. This is a great opportunity for individuals with flexible schedules including students, the stay-at-home parent and retirees. Each applicant should work well with children. To be a member of this dedicated team, one must be willing and able to work in all types of inclement weather conditions and have reliable transportation. The position requires some flexibility because periodically there may be a need to respond to emergency schedule changes. The crossing guard must be open and available to work any assigned school post.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have the willingness to work in adverse conditions, such as rain, heat and cold. A candidate should be able to understand and apply the rules of the road while crossing pedestrians through intersections and at crosswalks. This will also require the candidate to stand on his or her feet for approximately one-hour. The candidate should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and be courtesy with colleagues and the public.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Controls and directs traffic at crossings to allow children to cross safely
  • Instructs children in the safe and correct way to cross streets and in ways to identify a potential traffic hazard
  • Maintains discipline of children, ensuring conformance with traffic and crossing regulations
  • Learns the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas
  • Reports unsafe behavior of children to school officials
  • Gives school children and other persons directions and information
  • Report traffic signals out of order, accidents, traffic violations and other hazardous conditions
  • Uniforms clean and neat with all necessary issued equipment to accommodate weather
  • Perform related work as required

About the Department

The mission of the Alexandria Police Department is to provide competent, courteous, professional, and community-oriented police services. We are committed to maintaining and enhancing a strong and productive partnership with the community to continue to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in all of Alexandria's neighborhoods. We are dedicated to protecting life and property while assuring fair and equal treatment to everyone.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; one year of experience working with children; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to follow instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff and the public. Must be able to be at school posts on time. Have the ability to exercise mature and alert judgment. Have the ability to be stern but tactful; Courteous and respectful with the public, particularly with school aged children. Have some knowledge of traffic laws.


Due to the confidential needs of this position, it requires the successful completion of pre- employment background checks.

This includes the following:

This position will have a MAXIMUM of 15 hours per week Monday-Friday and hours will vary by school.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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