School Crossing Guard
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs responsible protective service work regulating vehicle and foot traffic in conjunction with the moving of children to and from school; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Captain.

Essential Job Functions*:

Must be physically able to stand and walk for long periods of time in varying weather conditions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, and hazards.

Regulates vehicular traffic at designated crossing to allow children to cross safely; Regulates children using the crossing to assure that they conform to traffic regulations; Assists bus drivers, parents, vehicle operators, police and school staff to ensure a safe and orderly school ingress and egress process; Reports traffic violations to Police Department; Regulates traffic at special events and non-school locations as assigned; Performs miscellaneous duties to assist with special events and other school functions and events; Takes appropriate action with children who fail to cooperate and reports such action as required; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned.

May make safety presentations to students; Obtains warrants for traffic violators; Testifies in court.

*Note: The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the position description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

Typical Qualifications:

General knowledge of traffic regulations; Ability and willingness to work in inclement weather throughout the year; Ability to follow oral and written instructions; Ability to deal courteously and firmly with children, vehicle operators, school personnel and citizens.

Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

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