Profession crossing guard

Crossing guards patrol and monitor crossing the street.

Would you like to know what kind of career and professions suit you best? Take our free Holland code career test and find out.

Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Social
  • Social / Enterprising
  • Conventional / Realistic

Related professions traffic, crossing

  • Parking enforcement worker
  • Traffic warden


  • Local geography

    The range of physical and geographical properties and descriptions of a local area, by street names and not only.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Traffic signs

    The signals and road signs used in traffic, their meaning and what to do or not to do when you come across them.


  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • React calmly in stressful situations

    React quickly, calmly, and safely to unexpected situations; provide a solution that solves the problem or diminishes its impact.

  • Monitor traffic flow

    Monitor the traffic that passes by a certain point, like for instance a pedestrian crossing. Monitor the amount of vehicles, the speed at which they go by and the interval between the passing by of two successive cars.

  • Regulate traffic

    Regulate the flow of traffic by using assigned hand signals, assisting travellers on the road, and aiding people to cross the street.

  • Escort pedestrians across streets

    Help pedestrians who have difficulties crossing streets across the street, stopping traffic if necessary.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Use signalling equipment

    Utilise signalling equipment, like traffic signs or signalling lights, to regulate traffic or transport.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide first aid educate public on road safety act as contact person during equipment incident handle conflicts work in shifts record license plates of violators instruct public stop speeding vehicles tolerate stress ensure public safety and security deal with aggressive behaviour write signalling reports report unsafe behaviour manage major incidents inform drivers of detour routes assist emergency services

Common job titles

  • 2017 - 2018 school crossing guard - candidate pool
  • School crossing guard part-time
  • School crossing guard - p/t
  • School crossing guard/relief school cros...
  • Part time school crossing guard
  • School aide noon aide - hopi es
  • School crossing guard
  • 2016-2017 school crossing guard
  • Crossing guard position - before & after school
  • Limited appointment school aide noon aide - laguna es