Currently staffing 18 crosswalks throughout Logan City, the Logan City Police Department has immediate openings for school crossing guards. The positions are temporary/seasonal opportunities, paying $9.25 to $11.50 per hour. Crosswalks are staffed throughout the school year.
“For some reason,” said police Lt. Brad Franke, “we’ve had a lot of turnover this year. We’ve had seven or eight of our regular people leave, and we’ve also lost our alternates. We’d like to bring in two or three new crossing guards right away and then refill our hiring roster.”
Hiring crossing guards can be difficult, Franke explained, because their hours are limited and often don’t work around the requirements of other jobs. Logan City’s crosswalks are typically staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and employees must have the flexibility in their personal schedules to be available Monday through Friday during those hours.
“This position is ideal for a stay-at-home parent or for someone who has retired from full-time work,” said Franke. “Otherwise, the hours can be difficult to cover.”
Additional challenges Logan City faces in recruiting crossing guards is that the positions are not benefited and do not have temporary-to-permanent job growth opportunities. On the other hand, Franke underscores how important crossing guards are to helping students get to school safely.
“When you think about it, very few jobs are as critical to public safety as getting kids safely across the street,” he said. “Crossing guards are essential. We encourage people to come apply and see if it works for their life.”
While most of Logan City’s staffed intersections require only one crossing guard, the busier intersections at 400 N. and 400 E. and 1000 W. and 600 S. are typically staffed with two. When crosswalks are short-staffed, Logan City police officers and animal control officers pick up the slack.
“These intersections have to have crossing guards,” said Franke. “It’s more than a matter of state law. It really comes down to protecting these children, and we’re gonna be there.”
More information about openings for crossing guards in Logan City is available online at <a href=”http://www.loganutah.org/”>www.loganutah.org</a> and on the <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/LoganPoliceDept/”>Logan City Police Department’s Facebook page</a>. Prospective applicants may also call (435) 716-9451.