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Crossing Guard

Company: Government jobs
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:



This position requires an individual to enforce traffic regulations at or near school crosswalks, working as part of the Traffic Unit for the Police Department. Major Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Reports suspicious and/or unusual activity.
  • Stops traffic flow with sign and hand signals at or near school crosswalks and intersections to allow pedestrians to safely cross the roadway.
  • Instructs pedestrians, primarily children, in elements of traffic safety.
  • Directs pedestrians to remain on curb until traffic has stopped.
  • Assists pedestrians with safely crossing the street or roadway.
  • Performs related work as assigned. Minimum Requirements

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

    Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by six (6) months of experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Must successfully complete a state certification course with a passing score of 75% or higher and recertify annually.

    Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Physical Requirements:

    Must have the ability to keep calm under pressure. Must use common sense and sound judgment in dealing with the public, parents and children. Must have patience with children and the ability to work with them. Must have the ability to learn traffic control and vehicular direction. Must have the ability to work with people of different ages and the ability to give instruction in an attempt to educate the public about safe traffic and safety practices. Must be able to multi task and work in a high vehicular traffic environment. Must have the ability to receive and carry out written and oral instructions. Must have the ability to frequently walk or stand, both for extended periods of time without breaks, to run if required; to stoop, bend or carry up to 20 pounds. Must have the ability to hear adequately and pass a mandatory hearing test. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to focus and not be color blind. Must have the ability to physically move quickly enough to avoid hazardous situation such as vehicular traffic, bicyclists, motorized carts, or scooters or any other hazardous. Must have the ability to primarily work outdoors in varying weather conditions with broad variations in temperature and noise should be expected as a standard part of this job. Must have reliable transportation. Must have the ability to be flexible with assigned duty locations and be on time, which may vary from time to time. Must be able to communicate in English. Must be able to pass an occupational health medical exam, drug test and background investigation. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor/felony involving moral character, false statements, perjury, any act that can classified under the enhancement statute of Domestic Violence, resisting a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, any offense committed upon or in the presence of a child or any other offense related to violence. 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.


    Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

    Language Ability:

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Work Environment:

    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. Must be able to physically work in extreme heat and extreme cold and tolerate insects, reptiles, fowl, and/or mammals. The noise level in the work environment is usually excessive


    St. Cloud Benefits Package
    We believe City employees to be our most valuable asset. To attract and retain those employees, we offer a competitive wages and benefits package including on-the-job training, seminars, and performance appraisals.

    We invite you to look at the benefits the City of St. Cloud has to offer. We think you will find that the rewards of the job are equal to the challenge.

    Full-time regular employees are eligible for the city's benefit package.

    • 10 Paid Holidays
    • Awards Programs
    • Deferred Compensation Plan
    • Discounted Automobile Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Flexible Work Schedules

      • Holiday Bonus
      • Indianapolis Plan (Police Officers)
      • Insurance
      • Life and Accidental Death
      • Long Term Disability Coverage
      • Management Leave

        • Medical and Dental Coverage
        • On Site Employee Health Care Center
        • One Floating Holiday
        • Paid Vacation (Maximum of 440 hours for General employees and 520 for Fire Employees)
        • Pension Plan
        • Sick Leave Bank
        • Sick Leave (Ability to roll over from year to year)

          Important Notices for Plan Participants and Beneficiaries (PDF)

          City of St. Cloud Employee Health Care Center and Marathon Health FAQs (PDF)

          HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

          01 Which best describes your level of education?
          • No High School Equivalency
          • High School Diploma or Equivalency
          • Associate's Degree
          • Bachelor's Degree
          • Master's Degree

            02 Do you have a valid Florida Driver's License?
            • Yes
            • No

              * Required Question

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