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Crossing Guards
District Of Columbia

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Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $13.23 - $14.86

Typical Annual Salary: $27,500 - $30,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
  • Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
  • Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
  • Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults.
  • Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials.
  • Learn the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas.
  • Stop speeding vehicles to warn drivers of traffic laws.
  • Distribute traffic control signs and markers at designated points.
  • Discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with superiors.

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