School Crossing Guard – Police Department

City of San José
Published
July 30, 2022
Location
San Jose, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Per the City’s COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all employees starting on or after February 11, 2022, to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination means that employees are required to be “up-to-date” with regards to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order issued on December 28, 2021, "up-to-date" means that an employee is not only "fully vaccinated," but has also obtained any booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccination for which they are eligible, within 15 days of first becoming eligible.
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.
Competencies
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.
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