On the Job
Crossing Guards guide car or foot traffic in streets, at schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist motorists or pedestrians.
- Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
- Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
- Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.
- Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
- Direct vehicle traffic.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Record information about suspicious objects.
- Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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