SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is now accepting pre-screen questionnaires and applications for the position of PART-TIME SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD. This position performs and facilitates the safe crossing of pedestrians (school-aged children, parents, and citizens) following the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) guidelines and Sheriff's Office policies/directives, with certified training provided by School Crossing Guard personnel. The required work schedule is Monday through Friday, with up to 4-hour shifts.
This position is open until filled.
Note: Listed functions, duties, responsibilities and skills is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as deemed necessary for the operational efficiency of the Sheriff's Office.
- Ensure the safety of pedestrians (school-aged children, parents, and citizens) who are under the supervision of the crossing guard
- Ability to be aware of surroundings at all times and report suspicious activity when/where applicable
- Provides effective education for students and parents on safe crossing procedures when needed or necessary
- Follow MUTCDl requirements including use of mandatory equipment which is designed to make guards more conspicuous, which includes ANSI rated stop paddle, safety vest/windbreaker/raincoat, and whistle
- Properly utilize all stand-back lines and/or "Safety Lines"
- Ability to provide clear and concise verbal communication to ensure the overall safety of any/all pedestrians
- Applicant must possess a High School diploma or GED
- Applicant must be available Monday – Friday, during the morning and afternoon hours
- Applicant must have/maintain reliable transportation
- Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License
- Applicant must successfully complete all training and certification(s) as a condition of employment
- Ability to be certified in safe crossing procedures according to the FDOT requirements and the Sheriff's Office policies, directives, and common practices
- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coordinators, peers, and the general public
- Possess exceptional verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of email and basic understanding in the use of the internet
- Knowledge of the state and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding the effective and efficient passage of pedestrians while at a school crossing
The work environment for this position is in the field. The incumbent must provide their own transportation to reach assigned post and are required to work outside in all weather conditions, which includes (but not limited to): rain, heat, cold, etc., without exception. This position is performed from a standing position for extended periods of time and also requires the ability to walk and lift up to 25 lbs. without assistance.
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIREMENTS
Mobility- Frequent standing for extended periods of time, walking for extended periods of time, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, stepping on and off curbs, limited running
Lifting-Able to lift 25 pounds
Visual-Constant overall vision; constant eye-hand coordination; frequent reading/close-up work
Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching
Hearing/Talking-Constant requirement to hear normal speech
Emotional/Psychological- Frequent public contact; decision-making and concentration
Special Requirements- Ability to behave respectably and with utmost integrity even when off duty. May be required to respond for any critical incident, manmade or natural. Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime
Environmental- Exposure to varied weather conditions
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Human Resources Division
Sanford FL 32773
Successful applicants will be required to complete and submit an entire employment application, which will be provided to the applicant by the Human Resources Division. The applicant will then submit to a thorough background investigation, which includes, but not limited to, past employment/education verification, driver license review, credit history, prior drug use history, arrest/conviction record, and computerized voice stress analysis (CVSA) testing. A certified examiner administers the CVSA with questions addressing illegal drug use and general questions of honesty and criminal history. Any dishonesty or deception on the Pre-Screen Questionnaire or Employment Application will disqualify your application.
The background investigation process may take 3-6 months depending upon the complexity of the applicant's background. Applicants selected for employment will be provided a conditional offer and required to submit to a medical examination with drug screening.
Candidates must also comply with the Agency's current Tattoo and Body Ornamentation Policy. A copy of General Order 28 - Dress and Appearance can be accessed here. An applicant's tattoos and body ornamentation must be disclosed at the time of application and will be documented as part of the agency's review process, even if otherwise meeting the Agency's policy.
Applicants not selected for employment will receive notification from the Human Resources Division, to include justification based on the following disqualifiers: negative background, failure to meet minimum qualifications as outlined in the specific job description, or any additional information discovered during the interview process. Applicants will be eligible to reapply with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office after one year from date of notification.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is committed to a diverse work force, is a drug free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly support our military veterans and their families, and encourage them to consider applying to agency job announcements for which they may qualify. Preference-Eligible Applicant service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Additionally, certain Preference-Eligible Applicants may also be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment.