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Crossing Guards - 33-9091.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Crossing Guard
  • School Crossing Guard
  • School Guard
  • Adult Crossing Guard

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and adults.
  • Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Direct traffic movement or warn of hazards, using signs, flags, lanterns, and hand signals.
  • Discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with superiors.
  • Distribute traffic control signs and markers at designated points.
  • Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
  • Inform drivers of detour routes through construction sites.
  • Learn the location and purpose of street traffic signs within assigned patrol areas.
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
  • Record license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals, and report infractions to appropriate authorities.
  • Report unsafe behavior of children to school officials.
  • Stop speeding vehicles to warn drivers of traffic laws.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist motorists or pedestrians.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Direct vehicle traffic.
  • Discuss performance, complaints, or violations with supervisors.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
  • Record information about suspicious objects.
  • Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Crossing Tender
  • Flagger
  • Guard, School-Crossing