Nature of Work
This is responsible work in expediting the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicular traffic in school zones or during special events. Directs citizens and traffic at street intersections to ensure safe crossing.
Places caution signs at designated points before going on duty and removes signs at end of shift. Works with schools on safety patrol equipment and instructions. Directs drivers by use of whistle and/or hand signal.
Records and reports license number of vehicles disregarding school zone speed limit. Reports to one or more designated work location(s) during the course of a work day. Receives and responds to varying work assignments that may be communicated by phone, text, email, etc.
Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. May assist Special Operations Division as requested with special events. Performs related work as required.
Physical and Environmental Factors
Work requires minimal physical activities, but does require standing for long durations and use of both arms. Work also involves perceiving and/or discriminating colors, sounds, depth and texture. Work is performed outside, subject to inclement weather, hot and cold temperatures, vehicle exhaust fumes and moving vehicles.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the below listed knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge of children's attitudes and behavior in the context of safety education. Knowledge of the City's traffic and pedestrian laws, especially pertaining to school crossings and bicycles. Knowledge of traffic control devices.
Ability to courteously, safely and efficiently control pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Ability to anticipate situations and take appropriate actions to maintain safety. Ability to follow written and verbal orders. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
Must have reliable means of receiving work assignments, i.e., phone, text, email, etc.
Must have reliable means of reporting to assigned work locations.
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville and Huntsville Police Department's EEOP Short Form Upon Request
City Of Huntsville, AL