Rover Crossing Guard - #111046

City of Oshawa

Date: 1 week ago
City: Oshawa, ON
Salary: CA$22.03 - CA$23.88 per hour
Contract type: Full time

A progressive city of 187,800 people located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, the City of Oshawa is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities that is exceptionally positioned to live, work, learn and invest. Its strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced its quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to financial stewardship.

Posting Number: 003082

Job Title: Rover Crossing Guard

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario

Employment Group: CUPE 3760 Wage Rate: RCG, $22.03 - $23.88 Standard Weekly Hours of Work: up to 24 Shift Work Required: No

Posting End Date: 2024/12/31 by 4:30pm

Job Description

Reporting to the Supervisor, School Crossing Assistance Program, or designate, be responsible, in the absence of the regular Crossing Guard, for directing the crossing of school-age children and pedestrians across a highway at an assigned location/intersection during designated periods. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).


Duties include directing the movement of children across a highway; maintaining contact with school(s) and reporting student problems; notifying supervisor of unsafe conditions, traffic violations and problems; participating in data collection; assisting in the training of new Crossing Guards or Rover Crossing Guards; distributing materials and equipment to Crossing Guards; and providing back-up relief to the Supervisor.


Knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of partial high school and three (3) months of experience working with children, or have an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Good communication skills, both oral and written. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with children, parents and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner. Clean and neat in appearance in order to meet the public.

Suited to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Able to work in difficult situations. Must be physically and mentally fit; able to climb, stretch, twist, lift and carry items of up to 1 kg.; stand and walk for periods of up to 1.5 hours; good hearing and visual senses and perception. Circumstantially and temperamentally adjusted to work alone and work split shifts.

A valid, unrestricted Province of Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G”, in good standing. Must have a motor vehicle in good repair available at all times to travel to and from the crossing locations with appropriate insurance coverage that permits vehicle use for work purposes. Must have and maintain a telephone at place of residence. Must be, and remain, a resident of the City of Oshawa.

Knowledge of Traffic Laws. Good administrative and reasoning skills. Maturity and proven leadership skills.

Established PC skills and experience using relevant software applications is considered a definite asset.

The City of Oshawa is situated on lands and waters within the Williams Treaties Territory, home to seven First Nation communities of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Anishinaabeg, who have cared for and maintained these lands from time immemorial and continue to do so to present day.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa promotes the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples and persons of all cultures, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process or assistance with the application process please contact Human Resource Services. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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