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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

99620 Crossing Guard

School Crossing Guards (SCGs) will control traffic at the school crosswalk to insure safety, during school hours, when children/pedestrians are going to or coming from school. SCGs will instruct children/pedestrians to remain on the curb until signaled to cross and will enforce instructions. Directs action of traffic at street intersection to insure safe crossing of children pedestrians. SCGs must be knowledgeable of the traffic hand and arm signals as prescribed. Using the prescribed hand and arm signals, SCGs will (sequentially) stop all vehicles (except emergency vehicles), signal pedestrians to cross, and signal the resumption of vehicle traffic. SCGs will observe the areas adjacent to the crosswalks/intersection and report to the police any suspicious activity (loitering, drug dealing, etc.), records license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals and any other vehicle moving violations. Must be knowledgeable of state laws for school buses and school crosswalks. May escort children across the street. May place caution signs at designated points before duty and remove them at end of shift. May stop vehicles and warn drivers and direct traffic in vicinity.