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School Crossing Guard

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Description
JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for ensuring the safety of school children crossing the street in designated school zones.

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PART-TIME SEASONAL POSITION. CROSSING GUARDS ARE ASSIGNED A SCHOOL AND IN SOME CASES MAY WORK MULTIPLE ZONES. CROSSING GUARDS TYPICALLY WORK FIVE (5) HOURS PER WEEK.***
Example of Duties

TYPICAL ESSENTIAL DUTIES:(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary):

  • Directs or escorts school children safely across streets in school zones, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Controls the flow of traffic to allow school buses to arrive and/or depart the schools in a safe manner.
  • Rapidly scans the environment by looking left to right to monitor the flow of traffic, pedestrians, and school buses moving toward the area under the crossing guard's control.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Typical Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions of this nature typically require):
High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Supplemental Information

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions of this type typically require):
Licensing Requirements:

  • None.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Traffic patterns within the assigned school zone area.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Ability to continually pay attention to and notice details while in a distracting environment;
  • Working independently and following instructions;
  • Ensuring safety precautions are followed at all times;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with supervisor, children, and the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.