School Crossing Guard (part-time)
Company: Arlington County, VA
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Arlington County is seeking School Crossing Guards for Arlington
Public Schools located around the county to provide vehicular and
pedestrian traffic control and to promote maximum safety in the
movement of children to and from schools.
Arlington County Public Schools serve a diverse population,
including parents and children for whom English is a second
language. The work is normally limited to those hours during which
school is opening, recessing or closing, but may be changed at
short notice due to bad weather or other emergencies.
Specific duties include:
* Directing traffic at school crossings and assisting school
children and other pedestrians crossing the street;
* Reporting accidents and directing traffic until officers
* Promoting safety awareness and advising officers of safety
problems at school crossings;
* Turning on/of winkomatic traffic control device and reporting
malfunctions to supervisor for repair; and
* Performing biannual pedestrian and vehicle counts at
The successful employee will report promptly either with personal
or public transportation; be accessible during school hours by
telephone in order to respond to emergency schedule changes;
exercise mature and alert judgment; direct vehicular and pedestrian
traffic; deal firmly and courteously with the public, particularly
school age children; and be willing to work in all types of
weather. Selection Criteria
Desirable: Preference may be given to those with the following
* Previous experience as a crossing guard; and/or
* Providing services to the public.
Due to the sensitive nature of this position, candidates receiving
consideration will be required to undergo a pre-employment
polygraph examination and a character/background investigation
conducted by the Police Department.
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, and
must confirm with ACG possession of a valid Driver license, or the
applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative
methods of ;transportation to perform assigned duties at locations
other than the primary worksite. Any offer of employment may be
contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving
Crossing guards typically work 12.5 hours per week, Monday through
Friday. Hours are determined by the needs and schedule of the
particular school to which the guard is assigned. Schedules are
subject to change on short notice due to inclement weather or other
emergencies. Some weekend and holiday work may be required for
special events such as parades, marathons, fairs, summer school,
This recruitment will be used to place qualified candidates on an
eligible list to fill multiple vacancies for Arlington County.
Work is primarily performed outdoors in all types of weather
conditions and near moving traffic.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be
attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed
application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please note: This position is listed as open continuous. Interested
applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as
possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants
referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a
regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose
qualifications best fit our needs.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a
position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number
of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can
be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise
stated in the announcement. The following benefits are
Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours
biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight
hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of
service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly.
There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans are
offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and
a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is
also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium
for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount
vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is
provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual
salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on
the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare
for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan
(401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined
benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your
final average salary and years of service with the County. You
contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this
plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public
safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in
the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a
defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your
457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457
deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either
a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual
limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax
contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and
parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance;
tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a
college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities;
and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive
paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the
employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are
eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described
above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours
receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or
benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.
The selected candidates will be required to undergo a
pre-employment polygraph examination and a character/background
investigation conducted by the Police Department. Will you be
willing to complete the required background checks?
What is your highest level of education?
* High School Diploma/GED
* Associate Degree
* Bachelor's Degree
Please check if you have experience in any of the following:
* As a Crossing Guard
* Providing Services to the Public
* Working with Children
Agency Arlington County
Address 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, Virginia, 22201
Keywords: Arlington County, VA, Arlington , School Crossing Guard (part-time), Other , Arlington, Virginia
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!