Police Department -
Alternate Crossing Guard
Class Title: Alternate School Crossing Guard Grade Number: 5
Department: Police Location: Police Department
Division: Public Safety
Alternate Crossing Guards work on an as-needed basis when a Crossing Guard is unavailable due to planned absences or unforeseen circumstances (sick, family emergency, etc).” They oversee the safety of children crossing public roadways and intersections during arrival and dismissal of children from school during the school year.
Works under the general guidance and direction of the Crime Enforcement Reduction Unit Supervisor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Controls traffic while children cross roadways and intersections.
Watches for suspicious vehicles or persons in the area, taking note of the description of the persons and/or vehicles, including plate number.
Notifies police of any vehicles observed driving recklessly in the area.
Helps children and attends to their needs, as is practical, on the way to and from school.
Prepares children to be responsible traffic citizens and to become sufficiently independent as a pedestrian to cope with normal traffic situations.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate with children, officials and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.
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 required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hand and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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 works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employee agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Contact the Police Department with inquiries - 219-322-5000.