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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is a responsible part‑time position calling for the exercise of considerable vigilance in directing traffic for the protection of children going to and from school. Work is performed independently with only occasional direction from a superior. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  (Illustrative only)

  • Assists children crossing street;
  • Instructs children on the proper places for crossing street and precautions that are to be observed;
  • Directs traffic at school crossing;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good powers of observation; ability to deal with the public using firmness and tact; ability to get along well with children; maturity; familiarity with first‑aid methods; good powers of observation.


  1. Graduation from a high school or possession of a comparable diploma; or
  2. Four (4) years general work experience.


7/94; 9/97; 1/09

Non-Competitive Class

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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