Fairfax County Police Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: 24/7 Emergency Response; Office and Program Hours Vary
703-691-2131 TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)
12099 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Kevin Davis
Chief of Police

School Crossing Guard

Crossing Guard

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.

There are 200 public schools and centers in Fairfax County.  These include 146 elementary schools, 23 middle and secondary schools, 22 high schools and 9 alternative high schools and special education centers.

  • Control traffic to ensure safety of students to and from school
  • Monitor operations of flashing lights during opening and closing times and report malfunctions
  • Report hazardous traffic conditions at student crossings

  • $14.96 - $24.94/hour
  • Pay plan S, S-10
  • Range can be found on Department of Human Resources Classification & Compensations page
  • Uniforms and training are provided
  • Annual and sick leave are earned and accrued according to hours worked
  • Health plan enrollment optional if employee has more than two crossing
  • Mileage reimbursed

  • Depending on district station needs and scheduled times of crossing, Crossing Guards work between 10 to 80 hours per pay period
  • Most crossing guards work 20 to 40 hours per pay period (that is one to two crossing per day)
  • Crossing guards operate on the Fairfax County Public School calendar.  The typical school year is 40 weeks, operating 5 days per week

  • High school graduate, or state-issued GED
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations
    • Review applicable Virginia Sate Code HERE
  • 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

  • Must have good hearing and vision
  • Subject to Child Protective Services check and criminal background investigation

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  • Fairfax County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance.  Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EEO/AA/TTY.

     For more information contact:

  • Personnel Resources Division - 703-246-7560
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