School Crossing Guard

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 16, 2023
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General Definition of Work

As a Blacksburg Police Crossing Guard, you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of our youngest citizens as they make their way to school each morning and leave school in the afternoon. Duties are performed under general supervision, assisting children and other pedestrians crossing public streets going to and from school and performing other related duties as assigned. 

Shift: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 9:15 am / 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm 

*(paid minimum of 3 hours each day) 

**Occasional assignments outside of these hours

The Town of Blacksburg is an EEO Employer M/F/D/V


Essential Functions

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.

A School Crossing Guard employed by the Town of Blacksburg provides quality customer service by performing essential job functions which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing traffic control as necessary at marked crosswalks on streets at public schools
  • Working with School Safety Patrol members in assisting children to safely cross the street
  • Providing the general public with information regarding Town services
  • Attending and participating in training programs
  • Promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Maintaining proper relations with school officials, parents, and members of the general public
  • Monitoring traffic conditions at school crossings and making requests for police assistance as appropriate
  • Ensuring that signage, flashing signals, or other warning devices are properly functioning; reporting malfunctions
  • Reporting motor vehicle violations to police as appropriate; providing court testimony as required
  • Provides quality police services in compliance with State mandates, Town and Departmental policies, procedures and work rules
  • All essential equipment/uniform provided

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and maintain a cooperative relationship with school-aged children and Safety Patrol members
  • Ability to safely conduct traffic direction and control

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or G.E.D certification required
  • Previous responsible and reliable work experience

Special Requirements

  • Applicant must be able to pass extensive police background check.


Physical Requirements

  • This work requires the frequent standing, speaking or hearing, seeing, use of hand and arm motions
  • This work has standard vision requirements
  • Vocal communication is required
  • Work is outside and requires working in all seasons and weather conditions


No benefits are available for this position.