School Crossing Guard

City of Philadelphia


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Philadelphia, PA
Salary: $64 - $66 / day
Contract type: Part time
City of Philadelphia










Announcement amended to reflect new closing date



This is part-time seasonal school crossing guard duty. An employee in this class is responsible for directing traffic at an assigned intersection in order to afford maximum protection to children going to and returning from school. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a police officer or patrol supervisor, and involves some disagreeable aspects, light physical effort, and exposure to inclement weather






Union Code


G. AFSCME D.C.33 School Crossing Guards






FLSA Code


Non-Exempt









Minimum Requirements






Minimum Training, Education & Experience



The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications



FOR THE GENERAL SPECIALTY



Ability to read and write English



ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR CANDIDATES CLAIMING BILINGUAL FLUENCY ONLY – Ability to read and write English and the designated non-English language


Both Bilingual and Non-Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!











Physical & Medical Requirements


Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class






Required Licenses & Certifications


Child Protective Services Law requires FBI criminal history background checks as well as the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check and Pennsylvania child abuse background check as a condition of initial employment and during tenure of employment



Note: If the FBI/Pennsylvania State Police criminal background checks reveal the existence of a disqualifying offense, the applicant will be required to submit additional documentation as required by the City of Philadelphia to determine eligibility for hire under the Child Protective Services Law. Applicants will not be hired if they have founded or indicated reports of child abuse in their background checks






Other Requirements







Equivalency Statement(s)










Application Details






Application Procedures



Child Protective Services Law requires
FBI
criminal history background checks as well as the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check and Pennsylvania child abuse background check as a condition of initial employment and during tenure of employment.




Note: If the
FBI
/Pennsylvania State Police criminal background checks reveal the existence of a disqualifying offense, the applicant will be required to submit additional documentation as required by the City of Philadelphia to determine eligibility for hire under the Child Protective Services Law. Applicants will not be hired if they have founded or indicated reports of child abuse in their background checks.




Work Hours for School Crossing Guard:


7:00- 9:00 AM


2:00-4:00 PM


Actual work hours may vary depending on the schedules of the schools in proximity to assigned work location. Afternoon work hours are adjusted for early dismissal days.




Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Philadelphia. Please refer to the important information below regarding this job opportunity.




1. You must complete the entire application process, provide accurate and up to date contact information, and submit all certifications, required licenses, and relevant documentation with each application or email the documents as an attachment to the Human Resources Representative listed below prior to the date of the exam.




2. Notification of application approval, disapproval, and testing dates will be sent within the two-week period prior to November 14, 2022. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking their email and providing any additional information requested or application status appeals within the two week period listed in the notice



3. The analyst responsible for reviewing applications and additional documentation for this job opportunity is



Cristin Piecyk


[email protected]


City of Philadelphia


Office of Human Resources

1401 JFK Blvd.- Suite 1530

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Office phone:
215.686.3682





4. For all other inquiries please contact Customer Service at
215-686-0880 or email [email protected]







Notes to Applicants



The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to
[email protected]. For more information, go to:
www.phila.gov/humanrelations




The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Philadelphia Department of Labor at 215-683-5085. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination



As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied






Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW






Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list






New employees hired after September 1, 2021 must be vaccinated. New employees must either be fully vaccinated or have received one dose (if receiving a two-dose vaccine) by their start date with the City and will have a 30-day grace period to become fully vaccinated. During this grace period, these employees will be required to double-mask in City offices. To find a vaccination clinic near you, please visit phila.gov/vaccine



Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted






Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch






For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at
[email protected]








ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on January 20, 2023






Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:




1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number




2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application






All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. <em>Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment</em>. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct






If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add <b>
[email protected]</b> to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider






Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email
[email protected] if you have any questions






Information concerning employment with the City of Philadelphia may be found at:






http://www.phila.gov/personnel




http://www.phila.gov/personnel/ExamsFAQ.html




Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/CityofPhiladelphiaJOBS




Twitter:
http://twitter.com/PHLCityJobs




ELIGIBLE LIST








OPEN-COMPETITIVE: Only an Open-Competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in this examination




PERIODIC

ELIGIBLE

LIST
:

The examination for this class is announced on a periodic basis. The eligible list established as a result will be merged as candidates are tested.



Candidates who pass a
periodic or continuous examination may not apply for the same examination as long as the candidate’s name remains on the eligible list. Candidates who fail or those who pass and whose names are subsequently removed from the eligible list for a
continuous or periodic examination may apply for the examination again 180 days following the last date on which the candidate took the examination. If a candidate takes an examination sooner, the candidate will be considered examined in error. The candidate’s test papers will not be scored



Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List




RESIDENCY

REQUIREMENT
: Philadelphia residency is not required to submit an application however applicants must have established bona fide residency in the City of Philadelphia for one year prior to appointment




PREFERENCE

FOR

PHILADELPHIA

RESIDENTS
:


Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. If you have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year immediately preceding January 30, 2023, you are eligible to claim residency preference




To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence later in this form


The response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements


If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration




U.S. VETERAN’S
PREFERENCE
:


Ten points for veteran’s preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for Open-Competitive tests and pass the examination. You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed. Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered






LEGACY

PREFERENCE
:


The children or grandchildren of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in Open-Competitive civil service entrance examinations. Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass Open-Competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score. The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded




NATIONAL

VOLUNTEER

SERVICE

PREFERENCE
:


Up to 5 additional points will be added to the examination score of any candidate who has passed the Open-Competitive examination and who has:






A. Successfully completed a term of volunteer service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC (including FEMA Corps), or AmeriCorps VISTA


Such candidates will be awarded five (5) points for the completion of a two-year term of service or three (3) points for the completion of a one year term of service






B. Successfully completed at least 450 hours of service with AmeriCorps State and National (including Teach for America)


Such candidates will have:







  • 1 point added to their final score if they have completed 450 Hours of the above service.







  • 2 points added to their final score if they have completed 675 Hours of the above service.







  • 3 points added to their final score if they have completed 900 Hours of the above service.







  • 5 points added to their final score if they have completed 1700 Hours of the above service.






The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded




Candidates for Bilingual Specialty








When a single examination is announced to fill positions both in the bilingual specialty of a class and in another specialty of the same class, all candidates must take and pass all weighted parts of the same examination. All candidates who pass the weighted parts of the examination will be placed on the combined eligible list and will be eligible to fill positions in the specialty that does not require fluency in a Non-English language or in American Sign Language






Candidates who applied for the bilingual specialty who have passed all weighted parts of the examination will be required to pass a qualifying examination as verification of their ability to communicate fluently in a Non-English language or in American Sign Language. Candidates who pass the qualifying examination will be identified on the eligible list as bilingual – fluency verified in a specified language or languages. Such candidates will be eligible to fill positions for the bilingual specialty






Candidates who fail the bilingual qualifying examination will not be eligible to fill positions in the bilingual specialty, but will remain on the eligible list and will be eligible to fill positions in the specialty that does not require fluency in a Non-English language or in American Sign Language



ADDITIONAL CREDITS ON EXAMINATIONS








Candidates who have successfully passed all other parts of the Open-Competitive examination for this class who have verified ability to communicate fluently in any non-English language or in American Sign Language will have 3 points added to their final score






Only those competitors who have a passing grade in an examination shall receive additional credits to which they may be entitled. A maximum of three points may be awarded for each examination






To receive the additional points, the candidate must respond affirmatively that he or she is fluent in a Non-English language or in American Sign Language while preparing the application for each examination or submit a written request for the additional points for each examination at any time prior to the administration of the first part of the examination






The Office of Human Resources will verify the candidates’ ability to communicate fluently in the non-English language or languages or in American Sign Language)









Projected Exam Date



TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATION:


Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination






Scores in the Training and Experience Evaluation will be based on documentation of education and experience provided by the candidate. To receive full credit for your education and experience, you should submit all relevant documentation including college transcripts, licenses, certifications, paid out of class documentation, etc. and provide a detailed description of your education, experience, and credentials



Candidates who indicate they are bilingual and pass the training and experience evaluation shall be notified to appear for the qualifying part of the examination in such numbers and at such times as determined to be necessary






An Eligible List will be established the week of January 30, 2023. Please note that this date may change







Test Review


Training and Experience Evaluation

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review



Bilingual Qualifying Exam

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file appeals. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.11, only candidates who have failed the oral examination may appeal to the Civil Service Commission upon the grounds of irregularity, bias, or fraud in the conduct of the oral test. Issues related to the suitability or adequacy of point scores awarded to passers are not appealable to the Commission. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review






Assigned to (view only)







Assigned to


Cristin Piecyk









Parts & Weights






Part


Training & Experience Evaluation






Weight


100%










Part


Qualifying Bilingual Exam






Weight


Pass/Fail








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