8201 School Crossing Guard

Recruitment #TEX-8201-903968



CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited. Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this announcement is to fill vacant positions in this classification.

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Livable Streets
Work Location: Various

Temporary Exempt Category 16: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Part-Time School Term Only: The 8201 School Crossing Guard must be available to work a morning shift and an afternoon shift, approximately one and a quarter hours (1¼) per shift, for a total of about two and a half (2½) hours per day, which is an average of 12.5 hours per week. Shifts are between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., five days a week. Shift time and length will vary depending on assigned school. School Crossing Guards’ assigned work locations and work hours may be changed to meet program needs. 

Under general supervision of the SFMTA School Crossing Guard Program staff, the School Crossing Guard assists elementary and middle school students, children, youth and other pedestrians in crossing various streets and boulevards before school and after school.

• Guides students and other pedestrians at intersections and holds them from crossing until it is determined to be safe. 
• Holds traffic at designated intersections either by mechanical or hand signal in order to permit students, children, youth and other pedestrians to cross the street safely. 
• When appropriate, escorts students through intersections; may instruct students, children, youth, parents, teachers, faculty, bicyclists, motorists and staff in the elements of safety. 
• Observes and reports traffic issues and unusual incidents relating to pedestrian safety and student welfare to the authorities for appropriate action. 
• Reports to school principal and/or School Crossing Guard staff, students disobeying instructions. 
• Communicates with students, children, youth, pedestrians, teachers, bicyclists, motorists and the general public. 
• Remains alert of the surroundings and vehicles. 
• Takes quick action to physically avoid traffic hazards for both crossing pedestrians and themselves. 
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requires being in good physical condition including sight, hearing, and the ability to maneuver nimbly; continuous and unassisted standing and walking for extended periods of time, throughout shift, in all weather conditions; stepping up and down curbs; lifting and carrying handheld stop sign with wind pressure; wearing specialized uniform and weather gear; communicating in a clear manner; being timely, dependable and professional in carrying out assignments; continuous face-to-face contact and communication with students, children, youth, parents, faculty, bicyclists, motorists, staff, other pedestrians and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities indicated below may be qualifying:

Knowledge of: traffic laws especially those relating to pedestrian right-of-way and speed limits in various districts especially in a school-crossing area; and elements of traffic safety applying to motorists and pedestrians.
Ability to: establish and maintain respect and compliance of students.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalist(s) at the end of the selection process when referred for hiring.

• Resident in the vicinity of the school for which there is a vacancy. 
• Work experience that demonstrates dependability and safety. 
• Experience working with students, children, youth, the general public or in customer service. 
• Ability to work independently. 
• Ability to communicate effectively. 
• Keen observation skills.

1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted.  A resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process. 

• Click and select 8201 School Crossing Guard (TEX-8201-903968)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, staff is working remotely at this time.  We highly recommend applications be completed early.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.646.2393 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Jia.Arrieta@sfmta.com (preferred).

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up to date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org). 

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application.

For general information regarding the School Crossing Guard Program, please email: CrossingGuards@sfmta.com.

All applicants must submit verification of qualifying experience, education, training and/or licensure.

Verification can be submitted by one of the following methods: 

• fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 8201 School Crossing Guard (TEX-8201-903281); or 

• attach to the online application in the “Other” tab; or 

• hand-deliver to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, Window "T” between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Jia.Arrieta@sfmta.com) ATTN: 8201 School Crossing Guard; or 

• mail to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor; ATTN: 8201 School Crossing Guard (TEX-8201-903281); San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Examples of verification for an 8201 School Crossing Guard (SFMTA) position include at least one of the following: 

• A copy of a valid Driver License or Permit; or 

• An original K4 Department of Motor Vehicles printout of the driving record, which shows the applicant’s driving history including possession of a valid Driver License; or 

• Written verification (proof) of qualifying work experience (as described below). 

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE: Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead; must show the name of the applicant; job title(s) and duties performed; dates of employment; types of employment (part-time/full-time); and must be signed by the employer. If self-employment is claimed as experience, evidence of earnings and duties comparable to those listed is required by submitting copies of income tax papers listing occupation and total earnings. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed or assigned unless sufficient and credible documentation is provided to verify performance of other duties. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at 415.646.2393 or, if hearing impaired at 415.701.5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources, Talent Acquisition Division Services Unit, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 8201 Crossing Guard).

Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account.  If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at 415.646.2393 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. 

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents: 
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned. 

Right to Work: 
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. 

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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