Crossing Guard Program


 School Crossing Guards 

There are over 200 public schools in Fairfax County. The mission of the crossing guard is to create the safest environment possible for school children and other residents as they walk, or bike, to and from school. Crossing guards work:

  • Part-time, school specific
  • Ten hours per week

Crossing guard responsibilities include:

  • Controlling traffic to ensuring safe movement of students to and from school
  • Monitoring operations of flashing lights during opening and closing times and report malfunctions
  • Reporting hazardous traffic conditions at student crossing locations

 

What are the minimum qualifications to be a crossing guard?

How much are crossing guards paid?

How do I apply to become a crossing guard?

 

What are the minimum qualifications to be a crossing guard?

  • High school graduate, or state-issued G.E.D.
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Ability and willingness to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to work with children
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Courteous to children and families

 

How much are crossing guards paid?

  • Pay plan S, S-10
  • Range can be found on Department of Human Resources Classification & Compensations page
  • Uniforms are provided
  • Training is provided
  • Annual and sick leave are earned and accrued according to hours worked
  • Mileage reimbursed
  • Health plan enrollment optional if employee has more than two crossings

 

How do I apply to become a crossing guard?

  • Contact Fairfax County Police Department district station nearest your home to check for openings, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/stations/

 

 


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