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North Smithfield School Department

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3682612
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Position Title: Crossing Guard: Assignment – NSES
Reports To:Principal/Assistant Principal
Approved:Superintendent of SchoolsReviewed/Revised: 9/24/2021

EVALUATION: Performance on this job will be evaluated the first ninety (90) working days in accordance with the provisions of the School Committee’s policy on evaluation of non-certified personnel. Upon completion of the probationary period of ninety (90) working days, annual evaluations will be conducted. All employees are considered at will employees and are not governed by a collective bargaining agreement.

REPORTS TO:Principal, Assistant Principal

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:$30/hour (1/2 hour in the morning for drop-off and 1/2 hour after school for dismissal, Monday through Friday, 180 days per year).

QUALIFICATIONS:1.High School Diploma.
2.Knowledge of methods and techniques of assisting people across busy streets. Ability to work independently and in compliance with department policies and procedures.

1.Assist in providing safe and orderly student crossing to and from school.
2.Fulfilling job requirements outdoors in all weather, including rain, fog, snow, sleet, cold, heat, humidity, and wind.
3.As children arrive, take them safely across the street, watching traffic closely and stopping cars if necessary.
4.Discourage children from behaving unsafely near traffic, such as darting into the street without looking or crossing against a traffic signal.
5.Encourage safe behaviors by all pedestrians at the school crossing.
6.Use existing gaps in traffic to help students cross safely.
7.When the natural traffic flow does not allow enough time for children to safely cross a street, a guard may need to create gaps by stopping traffic temporarily.
8.The guard stops traffic with hand signals or a STOP paddle, then verbally directs children to cross the street.
9.The guard is always the first person in the street and the last person out of the street.
10.Alert motorists that pedestrians are in the process of using the school crossing.
11.Observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard to the school children or the guard. File incident reports as needed.
12.Intervenes in potential emergency situations to avoid/minimize injury to involved parties.
13.Maintain constant communication with office staff.
14.Perform such other tasks or duties as assigned.

NOTE:The School Department reserves the right to request, administer, and rate skill proficiency tests as it deems appropriate.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking distances up to 50 feet; standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time; use of hands and arms for signaling; ability to lift and carry 10 pounds; ability to pull 100 pounds; ability to see in the normal visual range and hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Field and office environment; exposure to heat, cold, moving objects/vehicles, noise, inclement weather conditions; work on slippery or uneven surfaces.

Temperaments for the purpose of collecting occupational data are defined as personal traits required by a worker by specific job-worker situations. The temperaments required for this position include:
?People – Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
?Attaining Tolerances – Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards.
?Performing a Variety of Duties – Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 5
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Safety/Security
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    North Smithfield School Department is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Part-time; 1 hour per day, 5 days a week; $30/hour ($15/half hour)
      No benefits.
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    North Smithfield School Department actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

    If selected for first interview, you will be required to bring the following items:

    1. Original, signed letters of recommendation
    2. Evidence of degree if applicable
    If selected for interview with the Superintendent, you will be required to bring the following items in addition to the above:
    1. Completed paper application, which would include:
    2. W-4
    3. Authorization Release and Waiver Form
    4. Federal BCI (Done through your local police department or State Attorney General's Office)
    5. I-9 (Must be filled out in person) Please bring proof of citizenship with:
    • a passport or permanent resident card or BOTH
    • a driver's license and social security card
    • a driver's license and birth certificate
    If requested to do so, please complete the “Non-Instructional Support Staff” application found here:

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please indicate the position(s) you are applying for:
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - Clerical/Secretarial
      - Custodian
      - Maintenance
      - Bus Monitor
      - Luncheon Aide
      - Other
    • 2. If you selected Custodian, which shift(s) are you available to work?
      Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
      - 1st Shift
      - 2nd Shift
    • 3. Have you substituted in North Smithfield Public Schools in the past year?
    • 4. On what date will you be available to work?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 5. Are you a Rhode Island retiree and collecting a pension from the State of Rhode Island?
    • 6. Have you ever been employed by the Town of North Smithfield?
    • 7. Are you currently under contract with another school system?
    • 8. Are you prevented from becoming lawfully employed in the United States because of VISA or immigration status?
    • 9. Are you a Veteran of the U.S. Military Service?
    • 10. Please summarize special skills and qualifications acquired from your previous employment, education, and/or life experiences.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Fatima Rodrigues , Executive Secretary
    • 1850 Providence Pike
    • North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02896
    • Phone: 401-769-5492
    • Fax: 401-769-5493
    • Email: click here

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