Crossing Guard
Town of Greenwich, CT - Greenwich, CT

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Ensure the safety of the children and pedestrians crossing the streets before and after school by regulating the flow of the pedestrian and vehicular traffic. We are currently accepting applications for school crossing guards who would be called as needed. Each school day has two shifts. Each shift is 45 minutes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. $22.50 per shift ($45 per day) when called.

Minimum Qualifications & Special Necessary Requirements:

No specialized education or experience is required. Training will be provided. Works under general direction of the Chief of Police who shall make rules for conduct and the operations of school crossing guards and fix duty hours of said guards.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation and a phone for contact and communication..Candidates must have a phone in order to be contacted regarding an assignment.

All positions may be subject to an interview process.

The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in the interview/examination, or any part thereof.

All outside candidates will be required to undertake and successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test, given at the Town's expense prior to employment if conditionally offered a part time, full time or safety sensitive position.

The Town of Greenwich has implemented a policy of background investigations all full and part time positions prior to hiring as part of the reference checking procedures for outside candidates. The investigation will only be conducted as the last step prior to an offer. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate's further consideration.

Job Description:

Provides assistance to children crossing streets on their way to and from school and any other pedestrians crossing the street during the times assigned.

Requires continuous observation of traffic conditions before periodically walking into the street to halt vehicular traffic by displaying the hand-held “STOP” sign. Permits crossing only when absolutely certain all traffic is halted, and permits traffic to resume only after all pedestrians have fully crossed the street.

Reports any observed traffic hazards to supervisor or Police Department.

Responsible for providing their own transportation to and from their assigned work station where they wear and use Department issued safety equipment consisting of a safety vest and a hand-held “STOP” sign.

May make complaints to the supervisor or Police Department regarding violations of law at his/her assigned post.

Works outdoors with exposure to varying climatic conditions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to apply the principals of traffic control according to laws, regulations and instructions issued by supervisors of the Police Department.

Ability to read safety rules, street signs, and other information.

Ability to speak effectively in order to be understandable and audible to the listener.

Ability to understand both written and oral instructions.

Ability to give understandable directions both verbally and by signals.

Ability to gain the cooperation of others and to relate well with children.

Ability to withstand the effects of inclement weather.

Ability to lift light objects up to 3 lbs.

Ability to be mobile and able to walk or stand. Ability to stand for up to one hour.

Ability to discriminate colors.

Ability to hear normal sounds with some background noise and to distinguish sounds as voice patterns.

Ability to deal politely and tactfully with children, coworkers, supervisors and the general public.

Ability to work outdoors in varying climatic conditions.