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33-9091.00 - Crossing Guards

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

Sample of reported job titles: Adult Crossing Guard, Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard, School Guard

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flags or accessories — Warning flags See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile phones — Smart phones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Copy machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reflective apparel or accessories — Reflective gloves; Reflective vests See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety signs — Stop sign paddles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Traffic cones or delineators — Traffic cones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Whistle — Warning whistles See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Visual Computer Solutions Crossing Guard Scheduling See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Human resources software — Payroll software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Direct vehicle traffic. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record information about suspicious objects. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 87% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 81% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 80% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 77% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 63% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 53% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 76% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 65% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 54% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 68% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 65% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 51% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 65% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 35% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 54% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 62% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work Schedules — 56% responded “Seasonal (only during certain times of the year).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 39% responded “Not important at all.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 42% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
52   High school diploma or equivalent Help
44   Less than high school diploma
4   Some college, no degree

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SER

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $11.90 hourly, $24,750 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 71,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 13,900
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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