SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD
• 10 hours per week
• Hourly Wage: $12.00
*We take applications for these positions year-round. It does not mean that there is an actual position vacancy. The pool of candidates is reviewed when a vacancy occurs or a substitute is needed.
Responsible for safely crossing school children at the assigned crossing post.
Report directly to assigned crossing stations, be on time, and remain there until the conclusion of the assignment.
Ensure that children use the proper crossing locations and that no children are in the street while traffic is moving.
Be alert for present or potential traffic hazards in the area surrounding the assigned crossings. Submit to the Safety Officer a written report of any such hazards with a recommendation for remedial steps to be taken.
If unable to cover their posts, the Crossing Guard shall notify the Police Department as soon as possible, at least one (1) hour before reporting time.
Immediately report any personal injuries sustained while on duty, or any traffic accidents occurring at a crossing post while on duty.
Traffic Control: Allow enough time and space for vehicles to stop safely. Allow trucks and other large vehicles to pass before stopping traffic. Allow additional time and space for stopping when roads are wet and/or slippery, or when other conditions so require.
Enforce the following rules: Children should walk, not run, across the street. Bicycles should be walked across the street. Children shall not be allowed to step into the street until all traffic is stopped. Traffic shall not be allowed to start moving until the street is clear of all children and the Crossing Guard is out of the travel lane.
Education and Experience:
A high school education is required. The individual must be of good character and reliable, with a strong sense of responsibility.
Required to walk and stand for the entire shift. Must be able to tolerate exposure to various weather conditions and the noise of heavy traffic on a regular basis. Required to hold hand held stop signs for extended periods of time when appropriate.
Benefits: No benefits.
TO APPLY: Qualified employees who wish to be considered for promotion or transfer to the above position may do so by completing a Request for Promotion/Transfer form and submitting it to the City of Northampton Human Resources Department, 240 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060. Others please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to the same address.
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