LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County needs to hire around 675 crossing guards prior to schools reopening on March 1.
CCSD will reopen schools on a hybrid model for pre-K through third-graders in a few weeks, and crossing guards are needed to serve at 430 intersections. They are located in North Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Henderson and unincorporated areas of Clark County.
“Crossing guards play a critical role in public safety as we reopen our schools,” said Commissioner Michael Naft. “We need the community to step up now more than ever and sign up to become crossing guards.”
School hours vary around the valley, but crossing guards work about an hour in the morning from around 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon around 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applicants must be 18, pass agility and balance assessment and complete a criminal background check.
One candidate shared her eagerness to help:
“I was home doing nothing, and I need a job,” said Lilly Robinson. “I saw on the news that there is a need for crossing guards, so I decided to apply.”
8 News Now also caught up with the hiring team at Aloha Shores Park. Organizers were on hand to answer questions and help with the application process.
“Retired people, moms or anybody or even if you are working a job, you can be an alternate and work on your days off; you can work certain days or just fill in sometimes,” explained Kimberly Craig with The Crossing Guard Company. “That would be great, giving back to your community is always awesome.”
Hiring teams will be fanned out across the valley, conducting interviews and hiring candidates during the next few days.
If you are interested in part-time work, please call All City Management Services at (702) 675-3135 or click this link.
Crossing guards are paid $15 per hour in unincorporated Clark County, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Guards are also being sought to serve in Henderson.