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City of Decatur hiring new crossing guards

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City of Decatur hiring new crossing guards


Photo obtained via the Decatur Police Department

By Ellie Ritter, contributor 

The city of Decatur is seeking out new crossing guards for the 2017-2018 school year, according to the city’s website. The crossing guards help pedestrians, especially children attending the local schools, to cross some of the larger intersections around the city.

Applicants must simply be physically capable of doing the job, have no convictions “involving moral turpitude,” have “good judgement skills” and be able to read and see printed materials and license plates.

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The position pays $15 per hour from August until May. It offers morning and afternoon positions, which follow the schedule below:

  • Morning position begins between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. and end between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon positions begins between 1:45 and 3:15 p.m. and ends between 2:30 and 4:15 p.m.

The hours vary based upon the school locations.

Applications can be submitted online by clicking here. For more information on the position, click here here.

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