The City of Oak Ridge is searching to fill open School Crossing Guard positions. Adult school crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school by helping children safely cross the street at key locations.

In addition, school crossing guards help to accomplish the following goals:

 Encourage safe behavior by all pedestrians at school crossings and discourage children
from behaving dangerously near traffic, such as darting into the street without looking or
crossing against a traffic signal.

 Use existing gaps in traffic to help students cross safely. 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. The guard stops traffic with hand signals or a
STOP paddle, then verbally directs children to cross the street. A guard is always the
first person in the street and the last person out of the street.

 Alert motorists that pedestrians are in the process of using the school crossing.

 Observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard to
the school children or the guard.

This is an ideal position for students, homemakers and/or retirees to make extra spending money.
Applicants must be responsible adults at least age 18 and must be able to arrange their personal
schedules so that they can work for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon on
school days.

Applicants must also be able to work effectively with children and the general public and must be
willing to attend mandatory training before beginning work. Duties are performed in all types of
weather conditions. Normal starting salary is $ 8.99 to $ 11.11 per hour. Successful applicants
will be subject to a background investigation and drug screening.

Applications are available online at or at the City‘s Personnel Department in
the Municipal Building, 200 South Illinois Avenue.

For more information call (865) 425-3564.