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Crossing Guards

City of Albuquerque Crossing Guards help students and parents cross the street to and from school daily during the school year.

City of Albuquerque Crossing Guards is a division within the Youth & Family Services Department and consists of approximately 150 part time employees.

Ongoing Hiring Opportunities

Help keep our communities safe.

  • Part-time seasonal paid positions

  • Holidays and weekends off

  • Fulfillment by working with our communities

Position Summary

Under general supervision, guard pedestrians crossings during hours when children are going to and from school. Direct actions of children and traffic, ensure safe crossing. Escort Children and pedestrians across the street.

Working Conditions

Outdoor, subject to varying weather conditions such as wind, dust, rain, snow, etc.

Position Requirements

  • Background check and Pre-employment physical

  • This is an unclassified at-will position

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • Must successfully complete a four-hour training course to include a formal evaluation.
  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Employee should be proficient on the job within twenty (20) hours serving as crossing guard.

Additional Requirements

  • Dependent on position, employee may be required to possess a valid Driver's license and a City Operator's Permit (COP)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • This is a seasonal position

Preferred Skills & Ability

  • Verbally communicate well with adults & children
  • Interact with children effectively
  • Have vision correctable to 20/40 or better
  • Posses a hearing threshold of 40Db or better
  • Stand for periods of up to 1 hour, outdoors in inclement weather
  • Walk frequently for short distances of 26 feet or more
  • Hold a sign, blow a whistle and wave other hand while walking
  • Avoid potential danger represented by heavy traffic and inattentive drivers
  • Step up and down off of 6" curbs
  • Detect & anticipate possible dangers
  • Control vehicle and pedestrian traffic

Interested in Becoming a School Crossing Guard?

Richard Deichsel - Lead Crossing Guard

(M) (505) 379-9438

[email protected]

A group of students, teachers, and crossing guards pose in a line for a photo under their school's digital sign.