Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-School Crossing Guard Unit
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to hire a few qualified applicants for School Crossing Guard positions. Persons interested in applying may contact School Crossing Guard Program Coordinator Sharon Lough at (727) 582-5641. Click here to view the job posting on our Human Resources page.
In an effort to showcase the School Crossing Guard Program, the media is invited to the Bauder Elementary School crossing guard post located at 86th Avenue and 125th Street in Seminole. Media planning to cover should arrive just before 1:30 p.m. (early dismissal time) on Wednesday September 5, 2012. Two school crossing guards will be working the post; and Sharon Lough will be available for interviews to discuss qualifications and how to apply.
Positions are open now.
Positions are open at various schools across Pinellas County.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking several qualified applicants for School Crossing Guard positions to help keep Pinellas children safe as they travel to and from school.
School Crossing guards assist children and other pedestrian traffic across streets at designated intersections during the hours when children are going to and returning from school. Crossing Guards are expected to remain alert at all times in order to prevent hazardous traffic situations and help children travel to and from school in a safe manner. They must have knowledge of basic traffic laws, as well as be reliable and dependable. Good eyesight and hearing are mandatory.
As with all Sheriff’s Office positions, applicants must submit to a background checks and a polygraph test.
The PCSO School Crossing Guard Program presently has 130 crossing guards covering 184 school crossing posts for elementary, middle and one high school in the unincorporated area as well as in the contract cities of Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Madeira Beach, and Seminole.
The School Crossing Guard Program began in 1972 as a volunteer program. Through the years the program has grown to meet and adhere to F.D.O.T. standards. Each school crossing guard attends a mandatory six-hour classroom training session and two-hours of field training. This is followed up with three days of field training at the guard’s assigned post.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office School Crossing Guard Program is an award winning program. In 2010 it was selected by the State of Florida as the Florida School Crossing Guard Program of the Year.
Media planning to attend are asked to contact the Public Information Office at (727) 582-6221.