SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (PART-TIME)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$17.70 - $27.05 Hourly
Posted
Jul 15, 2021
Closes
Aug 19, 2021
Ref
5061-21A-POL-SD
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County is seeking School Crossing Guards for Arlington Public Schools located around the county to provide vehicular and pedestrian traffic control and to promote maximum safety in the movement of children to and from schools.

Arlington County Public Schools serve a diverse population, including parents and children for whom English is a second language. The work is normally limited to those hours during which school is opening, recessing or closing, but may be changed at short notice due to bad weather or other emergencies.

Specific duties include:
  • Directing traffic at school crossings and assisting school children and other pedestrians crossing the street;
  • Reporting accidents and directing traffic until officers arrive;
  • Promoting safety awareness and advising officers of safety problems at school crossings;
  • Turning on/of winkomatic traffic control device and reporting malfunctions to supervisor for repair; and
  • Performing biannual pedestrian and vehicle counts at crossings.

The successful employee will report promptly either with personal or public transportation; be accessible during school hours by telephone in order to respond to emergency schedule changes; exercise mature and alert judgment; direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic; deal firmly and courteously with the public, particularly school age children; and be willing to work in all types of weather.

Selection Criteria
Desirable: Preference may be given to those with the following experience:
  • Previous experience as a crossing guard; and/or
  • Providing services to the public.

Special Requirements
Due to the sensitive nature of this position, candidates receiving consideration will be required to undergo a pre-employment polygraph examination and a character/background investigation conducted by the Police Department.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, and must confirm with ACG possession of a valid Driver license, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties at locations other than the primary worksite. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Work is primarily performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and near moving traffic.

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