The City of Troy is seeking to hire School Traffic Officers (crossing guards) ahead of the upcoming school year. Hours for the position are 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This position involves responsibility for directing traffic at an assigned post when students arrive and leave school. Crossing guards are expected to show considerable vigilance in directing traffic for children going to and from school. Work is performed independently with only occasional directions from a supervisor.

Typical Work Activities

  • Directs traffic at crosswalks near school
  • Assists children crossing street
  • Slows down traffic in school zone
  • Instructs younger children about proper precautions when crossing the street.

This is a civilian position with the Troy Police Department, and pays $14.20-$15.90 per hour. Please see the attached posting for more information.


Good general intelligence; ability to be firm yet courteous with the public; ability to get along well with children; good powers of observation; mental alertness; neatness of appearance; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Must have completed grammar school to the 8th grade.

The City of Troy is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Hiring and promotion decisions in the City service are based solely upon qualifications and ability, and the City does not discriminate on any other basis. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please forward Employment Application demonstrating that you meet the minimum qualifications to:

City of Troy Personnel/Civil Service Office

433 River Street
Troy, NY 12180


Fax: 518-268-1686

You may submit a resume in addition to, but not in place of a City of Troy Employment Application