School Crossing Guard PT
City of San Jose - San Jose, CA
School Crossing Guards work part-time during the normal school year. Work involves providing for the safe conduct of elementary and junior high school children across heavily traveled streets and reporting problems requiring possible police action. Positions may involve substituting at different corners or a regular location assignment. IN GENERAL, THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE A SPLIT SHIFT WITH APPROXIMATELY 10 HOURS PER WEEK. School Crossing Guards are required to work outside regardless of weather conditions and must be able to provide a uniform as specified by the Police Department. Work includes outside duties and exposure to weather. Work may include the physical ability to sit, stand, walk quickly, step up/down from the curb, reach, push and/or pull, twist and or rotate, bend, lift and carry up to 10 pounds, use hands hold and use a stop sign the entire shift, use other hand to stop traffic and use a whistle at the same.

Applications will be available on a continuous basis until our current vacancies are filled. To facilitate filling these positions, interviews will be conducted whenever sufficient qualified applications are received.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:

1) Education: Completion of eighth grade.

2) License/Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.

3) Ability to satisfactorily pass a Police Department background check.

4) Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

Competencies

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE BEST COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES, AS DEMONSTRATED IN PAST AND CURRENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY. DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

JOB EXPERTISE - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

-Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and writing
-Ability and willingness to work in all weather situations
-Experience working with children
-Knowledge of traffic laws of California and City of San Jose
-Knowledge of traffic control techniques and procedures
-Ability to recognize traffic hazardous
-Ability to have access to motor vehicle on a daily basis
-Able to read city maps
- Automobile insurance coverage of at least $35,000 ($15,000-$30,000 bodily injury, $5,000 property damage.)
- Be able to work morning and afternoon shifts every school day during school start and end times
- Ability to give and follow oral instruction
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with children, parents, school officials and law enforcement
- Ability to remain calm and use judgment and initiative in an emergency situation

INITIATIVE - exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance

RELIABILITY - completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate

TEAM WORK & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS - develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills

MAINTAINING PERSONAL CREDIBILITY / MEETING ETHICAL STANDARDS - When confronted with ethical dilemmas, acts in a way that reflects relevant law, policy and procedures, agency values, and personal values

COMMUNICATION SKILLS - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form

CUSTOMER SERVICE - demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and answers to the job-specific questions. You must answer all job-specific questions and complete the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the positions will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process. If selected, you will have to be fingerprinted, pass a Police Department background investigation and a medical examination administered by the City.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

YOU CAN APPLY ON-LINE OR CONTACT THE POLICE SAFETY UNIT AT (408) 277-4553 TO HAVE AN APPLICATION MAILED TO YOU.

APPLYING ON-LINE
1. Complete the online application, including the education and work experience sections, by clicking on the "Apply Now" link at the top or bottom of this page.

2. Complete the online job-specific alificatio the application process requires candidates to respond to job-specific questions as part of the screening and evaluation for minimum qualifications. Candidates must provide responses to these questions in the online application process.

3. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THE JOB-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN INELIGIBILITY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE HIRING PROCESS FOR THIS RECRUITMENT. Submission of a resume is optional. However, submission of a resume in lieu of completing the education and work experience sections on the application will constitute an incomplete application and it will be withheld from further consideration.

E-mail is the default method of communication with applicants. To ensure that you receive timely notification regarding your application status, please provide a current e-mail address when submitting your application. It is also recommended that you adjust any spam filters to ensure that you can receive e-mails from @sanjoseca.gov.

The application deadline is11:59 PM on the final filing date. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application.

If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityJobs@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application.

4. Resources: If you need assistance with the online application system, please contact Human Resources (either by phone or in person). If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, there are computers for your use in the lobby of Human Resources.

City of San José - Human Resources
200 East Santa Clara Street
2nd Floor, Wing
San Jose, CA 95113
Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
(408) 535-1285

You may also visit any of the following Work2Future locations to apply on-line. Please call the location in which you are interested for additional information before you go to that location. Work2Future requires pre-registration before you may schedule time to use the computer.

SAN JOSE ONE-STOP
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1601 Foxworthy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
408-794-1100

NORTH SAN JOSE JOB CENTER
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1901 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408-216-6200

WORK2FUTURE YOUTH TRAINING CENTER
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2072 Lucretia Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
408-794-1234

MORGAN HILL SATELLITE ONE-STOP
Coaching & Computer Lab Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30a.m. - Noon and 1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.
17666 Crest Avenue
Morgan Hill,CA 95037
Phone: (408) 776-8248

GILROY ONE-STOP
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 846-1480

Local libraries also have computers available for public use. You must have a valid library card in order to use library computers. Libraries allow up to a maximum of two (2) hours of computer use per day. Please call the library in which you are interested for their hours of operation.

YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING JOB-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Briefly describe your interest in this position.
2. Briefly describe your experience working with children. (You may include volunteer or personal experience).
3. Are you willing and able to work in bad weather? Yes No
4. Do you have other responsibilities or activities that might restrict your ability to work early morning, noon, and afternoon hours on school days? Yes No
5. Can you get around the city by reading a map? Yes No
6. Do you have access to a motor vehicle on a daily basis? Yes No
7. Are you willing to drive to an assigned location anywhere in the City? Yes No
8. May we contact you as early as six (6) a.m. for an assignment? Yes No
9 . Are you willing to wear uniform? Yes No
10. Are you able to work a split shift: 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour in the afternoon; based on a given school's schedule? Yes No
11. Do possess a current valid California Driver's License? If so, include license number and expiration date.

HARD COPY APPLICATION:
CONTACT Police Safety Unit at (408) 277-4553 to have an application mailed to you

If you fill out hard copy application:
1. Mail a completed job application AND supplemental questionnaire to School Safety Unit Program Manager, 1671 The Alameda, Suite 100, San Jose, California 95126. Supplemental question is listed below.

2. Applications without driver license information will be disqualified. Please state the expiration date of your driver license on the application. Application appraisal will be weighted 100%.

3. Please contact the School Safety Unit Program Manager at (408) 277-4553 if you have any questions.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

We realize that the space provided by the standard application form is not sufficient for a detailed description of your background. The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to further assess your qualifications for the position of SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD. Please complete all sections of the standard application form, then complete the supplemental questionnaire to provide more detail. This form will be provided with the application at the School Safety Office.

1. Briefly describe your interest in this position.

2. Briefly describe your experience working with children. (You may include volunteer or personal experience).

3. Are you willing and able to work in bad weather? Yes No

4. Do you have other responsibilities or activities that might restrict your ability to work early morning, noon, and afternoon hours on school days? Yes No

5. Can you get around the city by reading a map? Yes No

6. Do you have access to a motor vehicle on a daily basis? Yes No

7. Are you willing to drive to an assigned location anywhere in the City? Yes No

8. May we contact you as early as six (6) a.m. for an assignment? Yes No

9. Are you willing to wear uniform? Yes No

10. Are you able to work a split shift: 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour in the afternoon; based on a given school's schedule? Yes No

11. Do possess a current valid California Driver's License? If so, include license number and expiration date.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND SIGNATURE

I, the undersigned, declare that all the responses to the questionnaire have been prepared by me and represent my independent work. I understand that all information provided may be subject to verification and reference. I also understand that I must pass a police background investigation prior to employment.

Signature ______________________________________________________________

SSN: __________________________ Date: _________________________________

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK WILL I BE WORKING?
A: These positions are part-time (maximum of 10 hours a week). You will be paid a minimum of 2 hours per scheduled day. Number of hours are not guaranteed.

Q: WILL I WEAR A UNIFORM?
A: Yes. You will be required to purchase a uniform. The uniform consists of a shirt or blouse (with patches), pants, jacket, black shoes, and a hat. Approximate cost, $150 minimum. You will receive a uniform allowance in July and January based on the number of hours your work the previous 6 months.

Q: WILL I BE ABLE TO CHOOSE WHERE I CAN WORK?
A: No. You will be assigned to a School Safety Supervisor who will place you where you are needed.

Q: HOW SOON WILL I BE HIRED?
A: It may take several weeks before you are interviewed. If your application meets the minimum requirements we will evaluate the supplementary questionnaire. You will be ranked based on the information you have provided and then placed on the School Crossing Guard eligible list. A notice will be mailed to you indicating your status.

WHEN THE SCHOOL SAFETY UNIT IS READY TO INTERVIEW YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL.

The School Crossing Guard program is very important for the safety of elementary and junior high school students crossing heavily traveled intersections. We hope this supplemental information has answered some of your basic questions and that you will consider employment with the City of San Jose.

If you have any questions about the duties of the position, selection and hiring process, please contact School Safety Unit at (408) 277-4553.

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