Austin - TX Full Time 2 weeks ago

Position Information

Posting Title Part-Time – Seasonal – Crossing Guard Job Requisition Number COA084259 Position Number S80008 Job Type Part-Time Division Name Public Works Minimum Qualifications Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Minimum of 18 years old. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Continuous outdoor activity, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, exposure to extreme heat, cold, inclement weather, noise, occasional kneeling, pushing/pulling a child of 50lbs and over, repeatedly lift and carry objects weighing up to five (5) pounds upright continuously for 1 to 2 minutes at a time, client/customer contact, and indoor activity.

Notes to Applicants
At the Public Works Department, our mission is to build and maintain a better community by delivering services to every corner of Austin. We want to set the standard for connecting people with safe and reliable infrastructure.
The Public Works Department values accountability, excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, safety, and unity. These values are supported by how we work; exploring ideas, embracing kindness, and encouraging trust.
For information regarding temporary employee benefits please [Link available when viewing the job].

This is a multi-position job posting and you will only be notified if you are selected to move forward in the process.

Position Description:
The City of Austin Safe Routes to School Program educates students on pedestrian and bicycle safety and provides adult Crossing Guards at crucial intersections to reduce barriers that prevent students from actively traveling to school.

Crossing Guards escort school children safely across the street as they walk and bike to and from school using safe crossing techniques (including raising a hand-held stop sign while crossing children), monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps for crossing and stop traffic as necessary, and alert motorists that pedestrians are in the process of using the crosswalk. Crossing Guards verbally communicate safety information to pedestrians and teach crossing rules to children while encouraging safe behavior at school crossings, as well as observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard to school children and others.

Thank you for applying with the City of Austin, we hope you and your family are staying safe. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on both public and private business operations and the availability of these positions will be limited based on safety guidelines determined by the City of Austin and/or Austin Public Health Department. In the meantime, we will continue to review the most recent guidelines and may update this posting as more information becomes available.

Application Details:
A detailed, complete City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications. For each position, please describe your specific experience as it relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Please be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position.

Additional Information: 
This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation (CBI). Pay Range $15.00 


  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 8:00 am and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs. 
  • This seasonal position will follow the independent school district calendar for the corresponding school.

Job Close Date
11/26/2021 Type of Posting External Department Public Works Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits) Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Technical Location Various Locations Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with children. 
  • Bilingual, ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish fluently.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following: 

  1. Responsible for the safety and supervision of crossing children and pedestrians at designated crossing locations. 
  2. Demonstrates safe crossing habits for children and prohibits unsafe pedestrian practices. 
  3. Communicates traffic and safe crossing rules and other information to students and adults. 
  4. Reports unsafe behavior of children to school officials and supervisor. 
  5. Monitors the immediate area for unsafe and suspicious activity. 
  6. Monitors the traffic flow and reports traffic conditions that impact pedestrian safety. 
  7. Distributes traffic control signs and markers at designated points. 
  8. Guides traffic movement and warns of hazards using signs and hand signals. 
  9. Responds to questions and provides information to school children, parents, and motorists. 
  10. Reports malfunctioning safety equipment (i.e. school zone flashers, signal lights, etc.) or any other obstructions that may interfere with safety of children to the appropriate supervisor. 
  11. Attends training sessions or activities as required. 
  12. Performs other duties as required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. As well as being able to explain and demonstrate that, with or without accommodations, the essential functions of the job can be performed. 

  • Knowledge of the relevant equipment, policy, and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of basic child behavior. 
  • Skill in speaking with others to convey information effectively, in a courteous manner. 
  • Skill in perceiving and responding to potential hazardous and uncertain situations. 
  • Skill in responding quickly to potential emergency situations 
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public 
  • Ability to determine traffic routes and direct vehicles to detour routes. 
  • Ability to recognize potential hazards to individuals utilizing the crosswalks. 
  • Ability to walk and perform school crossing duties in all weather and traffic conditions. 
  • Ability to hear and see approaching traffic. 
  • Ability to stand and walk continuously for up to one and a half (1 ½) hours. 
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry objects weighing up to five (5) pounds upright continuously for 1 to 2 minutes at a time. 
  • Ability to bend from the waist and/or twist. 
  • Ability to bend arms and push or pull a child weighing 50lbs and over. 
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, including exposure to extreme heat, cold, and inclement weather. 
  • Ability to travel to multiple worksites. 

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call [Phone number shown when applying] or TTY [Phone number shown when applying]. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for the Crossing Guard position include being at least 18 years of age. Do you meet this minimum requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The physical requirements of this position include: Continuous outdoor activity, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, exposure to extreme heat, cold, inclement weather, noise, occasional kneeling, pushing/pulling a child of 50 lbs and over, repeatedly lift and carry objects weighing up to five (5) pounds upright continuously for 1 to 2 minutes at a time, client/customer contact, and indoor activity. Are you able to meet these physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please select below the years of experience you have working with children.
    • No Experience
    • 0-1 years’ experience
    • 1-2 years’ experience
    • 3-5 years’ experience
    • 5-7 years’ experience
    • 7+ years’ experience
  5. * Please describe your experience working with children.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

    Optional Documents

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter


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