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PGPD is Looking for School Crossing Guards

The Police Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple permanent part-time School Crossing Guard positions, grade X-13, within the Community Services Division.

You can apply for this position here.

About the Position:
This is specialized work in the control of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, in conjunction with the movement of students to and from school. These positions require employees to be available to report to various school crossing areas in the County on short notice.

Applicants MUST be able to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The complexity of the work revolves around observing traffic and conditions, grouping pedestrians, stopping traffic, and restarting traffic. Employees must wear a uniform while in assignment and work requires employees to stand, walk and use arm/hand signals, whistles, and voice.

Work is performed independently in accordance with departmental standards, rules, and regulations under the general supervision of a higher-level supervisor

Examples of Work
What you’ll do:

  • Control vehicular and school bus traffic;
  • Direct students to assure conformance to traffic regulations;
  • Report traffic hazards and flagrant traffic violations to the police;
  • Obey traffic flow and conditions;
  • Wait for natural breaks, or create effective breaks, in traffic to move pedestrians safely across the street;
  • Instruct students in the safe and correct way(s) to cross the street and in ways to identify hazards; and,
  • Perform other tasks and duties assigned, which may not be specifically listed in the position description; however, are within the general occupational category and responsibility level associated with the employee’s class of work.

Minimum Qualifications
What You’ll Need:
High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D.
An equivalent combination of education or experience will also be considered.
Additional Information
Please note – using a mobile device, such as a phone or tablet, to complete this application is NOT recommended. You are highly encouraged to use a desktop or laptop computer so that you can carefully and thoroughly read and understand all aspects of applying for this position.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S., only after an offer has been accepted and the Form I-9 is completed. For information on E-Verify, or if you believe the County has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or visit their website at dhs.gov/e-verify.

THE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation to be considered for the position:

The background process consists of successfully completing the following:

Submit an online application
Preliminary Application and Applicant History Review
Attend Preliminary Screening
Preliminary Documents and Records Check

If sufficient vacancies exist, applicants at this stage may be contacted to continue into the Background Investigation Process, which includes:

Complete and submit the Personal History Statement (PHS)
Initial Interview
Background Investigation
Drug Screen
Medical Exam
Final Offer of Employment

Reasons for disqualification may include (but are not limited to) the following: poor work history; poor driving record; felony conviction; illegal drug usage, possession, distribution, sale or purchase; falsification of application or other documents; failure to meet physical standards; and/or any other disqualifying factor as determined by the Public Safety Investigations Division.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be at least 21 years old at the time of appointment.
  • Must pass vision and hearing test based on Police Department’s standards.
  • Must be willing to work in various locations within the County.
  • The School Crossing Guard is a position within Public Safety, therefore attendance is critical. You must report to your assignments on time and stay for the full duration.
  • Must be willing to work in inclement weather and/or other adverse conditions.
  • Must be willing and able to wear issued uniform.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation.

This position will remain open until all vacancies are filled.

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