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Career and Education Opportunities for Crossing Guards

In general, crossing guards guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, or construction sites.

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STATES WITH Crossing Guard OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Crossing Guard

Crossing Guard video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Crossing guards direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as needed. They also communicate traffic and crossing rules and other data to students and adults. Equally important, crossing guards have to report unsafe behavior of children to school officials. They are often called upon to guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites. Finally, crossing guards track traffic flow to identify safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.

Every day, crossing guards are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.