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JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the School Crossing Guard is the safety of school children crossing the streets and intersections to and from school. In order to do this successfully, he/she must stop and direct all traffic at the school crossing and direct students when it is safe to cross. The School Crossing Guard must report to his/her assigned post on time each morning and afternoon that school sessions begin/end and remain on duty until all students cross safely. This is a seasonal position held only when the students are in session for the main school year.



  1. Maintains the safety of all students and pedestrians by controlling the flow of traffic for the crossing of pedestrians at his/her assigned crosswalk.
  2. Maintains a positive working relationship with the Urbana School District.
  3. Maintains the appearance and serviceability of all issued equipment.
  4. Occasionally attends in-service training as required.
  5. Must be willing to work in all types of weather.


  • Must be able to recognize potential hazards to individuals utilizing the crosswalks.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with children, other pedestrians and Urbana School District personnel.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with people of all ages.
  • Must have adequate sight and hearing (with or without reasonable accommodations) to protect children from potential traffic hazards.
  • Ability to walk and perform school crossing duties in all weather and traffic conditions.


  • Works outside exposed to weather in climatic conditions associated with outside work.
  • Works in moderately noisy conditions.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Works in close proximity to gas fumes from passing vehicles.
  • Works on slippery, uneven surfaces.
  • Works in and around moving objects and vehicles.



  1. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  2. Must be able to successfully pass a background check

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