CITY OF MAITLAND
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (Part-Time)
NON-EXEMPT

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Regulates, directs, and controls pedestrians at a designated school crossing while children are going to and from school. Works with considerable independence under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Remains standing at the school crossing in full view of passing traffic for a specified period of time. Guides and directs pedestrians and school children through busy intersections utilizing issued safety gear and hand motions to ensure pedestrian safety.

Remains alert for possible safety concerns at school crossing. Reports emergencies, equipment defects, and traffic dangers. Records and reports license number of potentially dangerous vehicles.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Completes forms and writes reports when necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently verbally and in written English.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

Must be able to handle the stress of working in a high traffic environment. Must be able to work with school age children.

Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; Skill in First Aid.

EQUIPMENT USED:

Phone; portable radio; gloves, safety vest, whistle, crossing guard signs, and all other related equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger or handle; reach and motion with hands and arms; step up and down curbs; blow a whistle; and talk or hear and visually observe vehicle and pedestrian traffic activity. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT:

Specified Orange County schools crossing designation within the City of Maitland.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is loud when in the field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Must successfully pass a physical and complete the required training for School Crossing Guards before starting job. Must obtain the Florida School Crossing Guard Certification, and re-certify annually.

Pass Police Department background screening including a drug screen.

Possess certification in First-Aid or obtain this certification within three months of employment.