Summary Report for:
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
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
- Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
- Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
- 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.
- Record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals, and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
- Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
- 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.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital video cameras
- Flags or accessories — Warning flags
- Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Mobile phones — Smart phones
- Personal computers
- Photocopiers — Copy machines
- Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators
- Reflective apparel or accessories — Reflective gloves; Reflective vests
- Safety signs — Stop sign paddles
- Scanners — Computer data input scanners
- Traffic cones or delineators — Traffic cones
- Two way radios — Mobile radios
- Whistle — Warning whistles
Technology used in this occupation:
- 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.
- Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- 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.
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- 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.
- Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
- Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- 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.
- Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- 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.
- 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.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Detailed Work Activities
- Direct vehicle traffic.
- Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
- Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
- Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.
- Assist motorists or pedestrians.
- Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
- Record information about suspicious objects.
- Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 100% responded “Every day.”
- Spend Time Standing — 87% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Contact With Others — 81% responded “Constant contact with others.”
- Spend Time Walking and Running — 80% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 77% responded “Extremely important.”
- Freedom to Make Decisions — 63% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Physical Proximity — 53% responded “Very close (near touching).”
- Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 84% responded “Every day.”
- Frequency of Decision Making — 84% responded “Every day.”
- Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 76% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 65% responded “Very important results.”
- Deal With External Customers — 54% responded “Extremely important.”
- Exposed to Contaminants — 68% responded “Every day.”
- Face-to-Face Discussions — 56% responded “Every day.”
- Consequence of Error — 65% responded “Extremely serious.”
- Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 51% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
- Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 65% responded “Every day.”
- Structured versus Unstructured Work — 35% responded “A lot of freedom.”
- Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 54% responded “Very high responsibility.”
- Time Pressure — 62% responded “Every day.”
- Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 41% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
- Work Schedules — 56% responded “Seasonal (only during certain times of the year).”
- Coordinate or Lead Others — 39% responded “Not important at all.”
- Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 42% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
|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)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|52||High school diploma or equivalent|
|44||Less than high school diploma|
|4||Some college, no degree|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- 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.
- Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2014)||$11.90 hourly, $24,750 annual|
|Employment (2012)||71,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Slower than average (3% to 7%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||13,900|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "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.