The City of San Jose is recruiting for a part-time School Crossing Guards in the Police Department 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.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. For more information about Police department, School Safety unit, visit http://www.sjpd.org/BFO/Community/SchoolSafety/.
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.
EFFECTIVE 3/9/2021 THE LIVING WAGE RATE OF PAY PER HOUR IS $24.56, EFFECTIVE 7/1/2021 THE LIVING WAGE WILL INCREASE TO $25.31.
The ideal candidate will possess 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
*Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently in a timely, accurate, respectful and friendly manner.
*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
*Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills
*Communication Skills - Communicates and listens effectively and responds in an timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form responds to statements and comments of others in a way that reflects understanding of the content and the accompanying emotion; asks clarifying questions to assure understanding of what the speaker intended, ensures consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.
1. Education: Completion of eighth grade.
2. License/Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.
3. Background: Pass personal background investigation as required by the Police Department.
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 Dept. of Labor.
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. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the positions will be forwarded to be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phase of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews. Applicants deemed most competitive after application screening and oral interview will be required to pass Police Background Investigation and Medical.
In addition to applying online, you may apply manually.
Submit hard copy application:
1. Please contact Police Safety Unit at (408) 277-4553 to have City of San Jose employment application mail to you along with the supplemental questions or Print and fill out the supplemental questions below.
2. Mail a completed City of San Jose employment application AND supplemental questionnaire to School Safety Unit Program Manager, 6087 Great Oaks Parkway, San Jose, California 95119. Supplemental question is listed below.
Please contact the School Safety Unit Program Manager at (408) 277-4553 if you have any questions.
HARD COPY SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Do you possess a current valid California Driver's License? If so, include license number and expiration date. Yes/No (please circle one)
2. Have you completed 8th grade? Yes / No (please circle one)
3. Briefly describe your interest in this position.
4. Briefly describe your experience working with children. (You may include volunteer or personal experience).
5. Are you willing and able to work in bad weather? Yes / No (please circle one)
6. 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 (please circle one)
7. Can you get around the city by reading a map? Yes / No (please circle one)
8. Do you have access to a motor vehicle on a daily basis? Yes / No (please circle one)
9. Are you willing and able to drive to an assigned location anywhere in the City? Yes / No (please circle one)
10. May we contact you as early as six (6) a.m. for an assignment? Yes / No (please circle one)
11 . Are you willing and able to wear uniform? Yes / No (please circle one)
12. Are you willing and 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 (please circle one)
13. Please provide us your contact information such as email or phone number.
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 January based on the number of hours your work the previous 12 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 assessed 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.