Rover Crossing Guard in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description


City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 172,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Posting Number:  003082  

Job Title: Rover Crossing Guard 

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: CUPE 3760   Wage Rate:   RCG, $20.95 - $22.71   Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  up to 24   Shift Work Required:  No

Posting End Date:  2021/08/31 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.

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 provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require assistance with the application process please contact Human Resource Services by emailing or by calling us at 1-905-436-5666. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 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. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.