School Crossing GuardTOWN OF BLUFFTON
School Crossing Guard
General Definition of Work:
Performs manual work directing traffic around schools, assisting children crossing traffic to and from school, and
related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Police Sergeant.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Controls traffic at designated crossing enabling children to cross safely.
- Regulates children using the crossing ensuring they obey traffic regulations.
- Helps to remind drivers of the presence of children, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Helps parents to feel comfortable about their children walking or bicycling to school.
- Takes action with children failing to cooperate and report as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of traffic regulations; general knowledge in preparing reports and other types of correspondence;
general knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software; general knowledge in the use of
the equipment required for the position; 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; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and ability to analyze
situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and
circumstances; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, teachers, general
public, and members of the Police Department.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force
and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires reaching with hands and arms, lifting
and repetitive motions, frequently standing, walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and
pushing or pulling and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or
crawling and tasting or smelling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth
perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others
accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to
receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires
preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts,
assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general
surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, working near moving
mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles and occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals;
work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light
Reliable motor vehicle transportation is required.
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of South Carolina