Applying To: School Crossing Guard

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


RATE OF PAY: $25.95 Per Diem. This unit of work rate shall be for all of the work to be performed in connection with safeguarding children to and from school on a given day.

Nature of Work

This is work supervising and assisting school children in the crossing of City streets during the morning, noon and evening periods of a school day. Records the automobile license numbers, a description of the automobile and motorist when motorist fails to obey traffic signals or signs in the vicinity of the school crossing and reports information to proper authorities. Notifies school officials of children with unsafe behavior. Work rarely exceeds four hours per day. Candidates may be selectively referred to work at intersections within their own neighborhoods.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for School Crossing Guard

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to understand instructions (written and oral); ability to follow instructions (written and oral) ability to read and understand school crossing manuals and related materials; ability to observe traffic and children crossing City streets during the morning, noon, and evening periods; ability to stand for a maximum of four hours in varying weather conditions, including extreme cold, heat, windy conditions, or precipitation; ability to carry and raise a crossing sign; and the ability to assist children in crossing City streets in a safe manner. Must have ability to deal effectively and courteously with the children, parents, school officials, and the general public. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as a School Crossing Guard or prior experience working with children. Applicants must submit a completed official Department of Personnel Employment Application Form (PD60) and the two School Crossing Guard Addendum Forms to the Department of Personnel, Room 700, Carnahan Courthouse. If you apply online, you will be notified by mail to complete the two required Addendum Forms. To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation. The Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the application must be completed even if you attach a resume. Resumes will not substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. The EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING is an evaluation of the candidate's relevant experience, education and training as listed on the Employment Application and will be used to compute your evaluation. Candidates can receive credit only for the experience, education, and training shown on and included with the Employment Application. Candidates will be called on the basis of the indicated experience and training on their application and specific needs for filling vacancies in the City Service. CHARACTER INVESTIGATION: These positions require candidates to pass a "Character Investigation" prior to appointment. The Director of Personnel may reject the application, or refuse to test and/or eliminate an applicant from an examination as otherwise permitted by law. MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a Drug Screen Test, a Vision Examination and a Hearing Test as part of the medical examination process. LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 2450
June 13, 2016
Reopened 10/19/17

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