City of Hoboken: Open Applications for Crossing Guard Positions

Caption: Hoboken Crossing Guards receive at least 20 hours of training by the Hoboken Police Department.

City of Hoboken Now Hiring Crossing Guards for 2023-2024 School Year

Hoboken, NJ – The City of Hoboken’s Public Safety Department has announced that it is currently accepting applications for crossing guard positions for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. With thousands of young residents commuting to and from school daily, the role of crossing guards is pivotal in ensuring their safety.

Crossing guards in Hoboken are responsible for overseeing and controlling traffic flow around schools during peak hours, including mornings, lunchtimes, and afternoons. These positions are part-time and are supervised by the Hoboken Police Department. The job offers 25 hours per week, along with benefits such as sick and vacation time, and holiday pay when applicable. The starting salary is $16 per hour, which increases to $17 per hour after the first year.

Applicants interested in the position must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, and possess the ability to interact with children of all age groups. They should also be adept at handling emergencies and addressing resident concerns. Successful candidates will undergo a minimum of 20 hours of training provided by the Hoboken Police Department.

Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante commented on the importance of crossing guards, stating, “Becoming a crossing guard is a wonderful opportunity for young people interested in a career in the public safety field, active retirees seeking part-time work, or anyone looking to serve their community. As part of the Hoboken Police Department, crossing guards play a vital role in public safety. We are grateful to all those who express interest in joining our team.”

For more details or to apply for the crossing guard position and other vacancies in the City of Hoboken, interested candidates can visit

Credits: Information sourced from the official press release by the City of Hoboken’s Public Safety Department.