2018-2019 School Crossing Guard – Decatur

Crossing Guard

2018-2019 School Crossing Guard

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$15.00 per hour
  • Posted Date:05/31/2018

Work Hours:
August through May, M-F (hours vary depending on location);
Morning shift beginning between 7:15 – 7:45 am until 8:15 – 8:45 am; Afternoon shift beginning between 1:45 – 3:15 pm and ending between 2:30 – 4:15 pm.

Varies based upon City of Decatur School sites

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Nature of Work:
Under the supervision of ranking officers in the Decatur Police Department, this position is responsible for assisting children and other pedestrians in crossing at specified streets and intersections along school routes. Crossing guards are not to engage in traffic direction or control, except to halt traffic for the purpose of allowing pedestrian traffic to cross the roadway. Work is seasonal based upon the City of Decatur Schools’ calendar year.

Major Job Responsibilities:
This position assembles children and other pedestrians behind curb lines awaiting traffic gaps or signal changes, holds up a “stop” sign in a manner visible to approaching vehicles, and may require interrupting traffic and escorting children and other pedestrians into the street allowing them to cross safely. The position instructs children in proper procedures for safe street crossing. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Other Requirements:
Must have no convictions involving moral turpitude. Must possess stamina to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to escort children and other pedestrians across streets. Must be able to see and read printed materials and license plates, hearing and speech to communicate clearly and effectively, and the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and with exposure to traffic. Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and hold up a “stop” sign. Good judgment skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, school personnel, children, parents, and the general public is required.

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