Town Looks for Darien Crossing Guards

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Darien Police Department is looking for people to hire as crossing guards for school children, a part-time job that pays $44.50 a day for an hour of work outside on school mornings, and another hour in the mid-afternoon.

You’d need to be free from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, when school is in session.

Here’s what else the Police Department has to say about the job:

Under the general supervision of the Darien Police Department Administrative Lieutenant, the school crossing guard monitors traffic and assists children to cross streets safely on a seasonal basis before and after school.

Examples of Essential Duties: Receives initial training from the Darien Police Training Division in the form of video instruction as well as on site traffic control instruction and demonstration. As children arrive, the crossing guard takes them safely across the street, watching traffic closely and stopping vehicles when necessary

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Great responsibility for the use of discretion and independent judgment in the safe crossing of children.
  • Ability to use accurate judgment of traffic flow, speed and direction of travel; regular use of hand-held stop sign and reflective vest.
  • Regular and prompt attendance is essential.
  • Mental effort is required daily.

Work Environment: Job is performed outside and is subject to exposure to the elements such as heat, cold, and wet conditions. Job involves walking and standing for periods of time, constant visual observation is required to fulfill job responsibilities. Job is subject to exposure to environmental and/or physical hazards.

Application Procedure Please complete the Darien Employment Application and mail to Ms. Karen Dunn, Human Resources Department, Town of Darien, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT 06820 (or email to

The Town of Darien Employment Application is available at , or you may call (203) 656-7338 to request an Application Form be mailed to you.

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