Jacksonville Sheriff's Office


Job Location US-FL-Jacksonville
Requisition Number 2022-1282

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Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the JSO Safety & Prevention Unit, the School Crossing Guard is responsible for the safe and orderly crossing of school-age children at their assigned location. Work is performed under direct supervision and in accordance with established rules and regulations procedures established by the Florida Department of Transportation. Advice and assistance are available in unusual situations via your Supervisor or the School Crossing Guard Administration Office. A School Crossing Guards work is reviewed through inspection twice a year and annual training is required.

Examples of Work


Provides assistance to children crossing streets and highways to and from schools.

Maintains order by directing children to proper crossing areas and encourages behavior conducive to safe travel.

Provides other assistance to children as needed.

Is attentive to situations and/or conditions that could be potentially hazardous to pedestrians and/or motorists, and reports these conditions to the appropriate agency.


Provides other assistance to children as needed.

Maintains equipment in a state of good appearance and repair.

Maintains a high visibility to the public in order to make them conscious of their driving conflict.


Candidates for a school crossing guard position will be evaluated for the following:

  • Average intelligence;
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times around the children you are responsible for crossing.
  • Good physical condition, including sight, hearing, and ability to move and maneuver quickly in order to avoid danger from errant vehicles;
  • Ability to control a STOP paddle effectively to provide approaching road users with a clear, fully direct view of the paddle’s STOP message during the entire crossing movement;
  • Ability to communicate specific instructions clearly, firmly, and courteously;
  • Ability to recognize potentially dangerous traffic situations and warn and manage students in sufficient time to avoid injury.
  • Mental alertness;
  • Neat appearance;
  • Good character;
  • Dependability; and
  • An overall sense of responsibility for the safety of students.


Must be at least 18 years of age or older. No training and experience prerequisites are required to obtain this position. We will train you according to F.S.S. 316.75 and the Florida Department of Transportation guidelines.


Must be certified by the State of Florida as a School Crossing Guard prior to working as a School Crossing Guard. Certification must be earned within two weeks of employment after observations are made by an approved trainer and a state exam must be passed at the School Crossing Guard “New Hire” Training class, offered quarterly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to learn and be certified in laws pertaining to pedestrian and traffic movement from the Florida Crossing Guard Guidelines.

Ability to learn and be certified in basic traffic signal operation from the Florida Crossing Guard Guidelines.

Ability to work with a degree of independence.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, and to execute duties firmly, tactfully, and impartially.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, law enforcement officers, co-workers, school employees and the general public.

Ability to maintain yearly School Crossing Guard certification as required by Florida Department of Transportation using the Florida Crossing Guard Guidelines.


Observe children approaching crossing.

Observe the traffic and crosswalk signal.

Clearly speak the English language and be able to inform children when to cross street.

Hear spoken words clearly.

Observe motorists and make sure they observe the school crossing guard.

Grasp stop sign and hold overhead.

Walk into street for visibility to motorists.

Stand for extended periods of time, up to two and one-half hours.

Step up and down 6" curb.

Work outside in all weather conditions and elements.

Know when traffic signal is red, yellow, or green.

Push by hand pedestrian button.

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

 Probationary period for this position is 90 Days.


The City of Jacksonville is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and will provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws and the current interpretation of employment discrimination by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as set forth in Directive 0528.  There shall be no discrimination or harassment against any person with regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, political affiliation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other impermissible factor in recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, transfers, layoff, recall, termination, working conditions and related terms and conditions of employment.


USD $12.98/Hr.


USD $12.98/Hr.


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