Oversees the operations of providing protection to school children at school crossings, as well as maintaining an orderly and safe movement of vehicular traffic to allow the children to cross safely. Reports any safety hazards that exist or other potential hazards. Recruits process for school crossing guards. Provides training for school crossing guards. Responds to complaints.
This is a job classification within the General/Road Maintenance job family. This classification is responsible for supervisory and administrative responsibilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and coordinates schedules for School Crossing Guards at schools throughout Travis County. Works closely with school officials, parents, the general public, department heads and other county staff regarding the program. Operates personal and/or County vehicle to perform on-site assessments of school crossing guards' performance and proper use of safety equipment. Participates in school crossing duties as necessary.
- Supervises school crossing guards, provides training, evaluates job performance and coordinates schedules and assignments, authorizes productive and non-productive work hours.
- Performs on-site assessments of school crossing guards' performance and proper use of safety equipment. Conducts on-site visits to determine striping conditions on cross walks. Reports any safety hazards that exist or other potential hazards.
- Maintains training programs for school crossing guards to ensure proper safety procedures.
- Responds to difficult inquires, grievances, or complaints from school officials and/or parents. Compiles statistical data on complaints. Prepares a variety of administrative reports.
- Works closely with school officials, parents, the general public, department heads and other County staff. Communicates and meets with school officials concerning any personnel or citizen complaint regarding the school crossing guard program. Provides solutions or resolutions to problems.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or G.E.D. AND two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in a crossing guard program or a similar program working with children and the public, including one (1) year of supervisory experience;
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Current Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Basic traffic and crossing regulations, laws and safety procedures related to school crossings.
- School schedules.
- Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
- Modern office/clerical practices, procedures and methods.
- Standard practices in area of assignment.
- Policies, practices, procedures and terminology of assigned function.
- File management and techniques.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
- Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
- Problem-solving and decision-making.
- Recording and compiling material for reports.
- Supervising others, including team building.
- Both verbal and written communication.
- Provide customer service.
- Train and supervise personnel.
- Compile data and write clear and comprehensive reports.
- Communicate effectively.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
Work Environment & Other Information:
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10-20 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, reaching, twisting to perform the essential functions.
This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Hours: 5:30 AM to 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
Hours may vary depending on department needs.
Location: Various School Facilities
Department: Transportation & Natural Resources
Criminal, Driving & Employment Background Check Required