Crossing Guard

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $14.00 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

This recruitment is to fill one vacancy at Marigold Elementary.

Crossing Guards typically work 15 hours per week during the school year and during school hours. The typical schedule is a split shift of: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and then 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Summers, winter/spring vacations and holidays excluded.

Individuals selected for this position will be required to complete a Chico Police Department Background.

This recruitment is open until filled and applications are screened weekly.

NOTICE: The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department.

SALARY: Pursuant to the City of Chico FY 21-22 budget, the pay for this position begins at $14.00 per hour and will increase to $15.00 per hour with the January 1 minimum wage increase.

Job Description


Under supervision, to assist school children safely across intersections; to report problems requiring police or traffic engineering action; to perform related work as required.

Typical Duties:
  • Instruct children at designated school crossings to wait at curb for crossing signal or until safe crossing interval in event of no signal installation;*
  • Direct traffic in immediate vicinity of crossing, stopping vehicular traffic, and guiding school children across streets; *
  • Signal vehicular traffic to resume normal flow;*
  • Report traffic violations to police;*
  • Report suspicious persons and loiterers in vicinity of intersections or school areas;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
*=Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Hand held stop sign.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of : State and local traffic laws as evidenced by possession of a valid California Driver License.

Ability to : Work with children; follow written and oral instructions with minimum supervision; act quickly in emergencies; judge situations accurately.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : None required.

Education : High school graduation or equivalent.

Additional Requirements : Must be at least 18 years of age and possess normal hearing and visual functions as evidenced by appropriate medical examination, providing that visual functions shall not be such that loss or damage to glasses will not adversely affect ability to perform job duties. Must have ability to pass a Police Department background investigation.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information

The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.


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Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.

Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or .
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