$15.14 - $23.14 Hourly
Throughout Arlington County at school crossings. May work at other sites during special events., VA
3/14/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Arlington County is seeking School Crossing Guards for Arlington Public Schools located around the county to provide vehicular and pedestrian traffic control and to promote maximum safety in the movement of children to and from schools. Arlington County Schools serve a diverse population including parents and children for whom English is a second language. The work is normally limited to those hours during which school is opening, recessing or closing, but may be changed at short notice due to bad weather or other emergencies.
Specific duties include:
- Directing traffic at school crossings and assisting school children and other pedestrians crossing the street'
- Reporting accidents and directing traffic until officers arrive;
- Promoting safety awareness and advising officers of safety problems at school crossings;
- Turning on/off winkomatic traffic control device and reporting malfunctions to supervisor for repair; and
- Performing biannual pedestrian and vehicle counts at crossings.
The successful employee will report promptly either with personal or public transportation; be accessible during school hours by telephone in order to respond to emergency schedule changes; exercise mature and alert judgment; direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic; deal firmly and courteously with the public, particularly school age children; and be willing to work in all types of weather.
Desirable: Preference may be given to those with the following experience:
- Previous experience as a crossing guard; and/or
- Providing services to the public.
Due to the sensitive nature of this position, candidates receiving consideration will be required to undergo a pre-employment polygraph examination and a character/background investigation conducted by the Police Department.
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.
Work hours : Crossing guards typically work 12.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Hours are determined by the needs and schedule of the particular school to which the guard is assigned. Schedules are subject to change on short notice due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Some weekend and holiday work may be required for special events such as parades, marathons, fairs, summer school, etc.
Work is primarily performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions and near moving traffic.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:
Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.