PAY RANGE: H14
SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
This is part-time seasonal school crossing guard duty. An employee in this class is responsible for directing traffic at an assigned intersection in order to afford maximum protection to children going to and returning from school. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a police officer or patrol supervisor, and involves some disagreeable aspects, light physical effort, and exposure to inclement weather.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Directs and controls the movement of school children at an assigned intersection; coordinates the movement of traffic with the flow of school-age pedestrians; patrols an assigned intersection to direct children across streets; uses a whistle or hand signals to indicate the appropriate time for students to cross.
Determines traffic movement when signals are not operating and remains alert to prevent children from attempting to cross when traffic is moving.
Serves as mandated reporter under the Child Protective Services Law.
Ability to work in the assigned district.
Performs the above-mentioned duties at assigned intersections used primarily by English speaking school children.
Performs the above-mentioned duties at assigned intersections used primarily by non-English speaking school children.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• learn motor vehicle regulations affecting pedestrian safety
• remain alert and to act quickly and calmly in traffic emergencies
• learn the attitudes and actions of juveniles
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates
• complete satisfactorily a prescribed course of training
• work in the assigned district.
• stand for a prolonged period in all types of weather
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 12/89.)
FOR THE GENERAL SPECIALTY
Ability to read and write English.
FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY
Ability to read and write English and the designated non-English language.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Child Protective Services Law requires FBI criminal history background checks as well as the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check and Pennsylvania child abuse background check as a condition of initial employment and during tenure of employment.
Note: If the FBI/Pennsylvania State Police criminal background checks reveal the existence of a disqualifying offense, the applicant will be required to submit additional documentation as required by the City of Philadelphia to determine eligibility for hire under the Child Protective Services Law. Applicants will not be hired if they have founded or indicated reports of child abuse in their background checks.
Class Established - 1/53
Spec. Revision - 12/89
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC – 7/18
Ad. Board – 8/18
CSC – 2/19
Ad. Board – 3/19
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC – 11/19
Ad. Board – 12/19