County of Alameda

Supervising Pedestrian Crossing Guard (#1108)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Public Works Mgmt (R44)
$32.75-$38.31 Hourly / $2,620.00-$3,064.80 BiWeekly /
$5,676.67-$6,640.40 Monthly / $68,120.00-$79,684.80 Yearly

Supervising Pedestrian Crossing Guards are responsible for assigning and scheduling Pedestrian Crossing Guards to all designated school crossing locations; assigning relief guards to specific crossing intersections; and performing related work as required.


This class differs from the next lower level class of Pedestrian Crossing Guard in that the latter is responsible for escorting school children across designated school crossing locations.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Trains Pedestrian Crossing Guards in carrying out their duties
and responsibilities.
2. Works with schools to develop work schedules.
3. Supervises field counts by guards to determine if schedules
require changes.
4. Verifies time sheets of all subordinate personnel.
5. Assigns emergency relief guards as needed.
6. Interviews prospective Pedestrian Crossing Guards.
7. Evaluates the work performance of subordinate crossing
8. Recommends disciplinary action for subordinate personnel.
9. Makes periodic field visits to all the crossing locations during
school operation.

At least 6 months experience supervising a group of subordinate employees.
Able to clearly read, write and speak English.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


Vision and hearing sufficient to perceive potential traffic hazards, to detect warning signals, traffic control devices and other indicators of potentially hazardous situations; freedom from color blindness; and physical ability sufficient to swiftly remove pedestrians from dangerous traffic situations.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• General knowledge of traffic laws relating to pedestrian right-of-way.
• Speeds and speed limits in various districts and areas such as business and residential districts, parks, schools, and playgrounds.
• General knowledge of the elements of traffic safety and traffic regulation.
• Knowledge of basic elements of supervision.

Ability to:

• Plan and schedule and verify the hours of the Pedestrian Crossing Guards.
• Handle emergency sick relief problems.
• Handle and report injuries.
• Train Pedestrian Crossing Guards.
• Work with schools in developing schedules.
• Work independently.

jc updated: 7/7/00
Newspecs: 1108
CSC Date: 9/29/80


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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