Job Type: Off Campus Work Study
Department: Portales Recreation
Date Posted: 07/31/2013
Summary: Umpires and Referees observe players and regulate the play of sports events. Every sport has its own rules and regulations, sometimes the rules vary at different levels of the same sport. Umpires and Referees are experts in the sports they oversee. They observe players during the play and penalize those who break the rules. They make decisions and resolve disputes between teams. Umpires and Referees have a variety of other duties, depending on the sport such as communicating with other sports and city officials to coordinate plans or resolve problems and record and maintain data. Must be willing to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours.
The workweek hours will vary. Must be willing to work holidays, weekends and irregular hours.
Qualifications: 1.Must be at least 16 years of age.
2.Experience with organized sports or an official’s certification from an accredited organization preferred.
3. Ability to attend all assigned games and to arrive on time.
4. Ability to concentrate in a situation with many possible distractions.
5. Ability to make decisions quickly and fairly.
6. Ability to work with volunteers.
7. Visual and auditory ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
8. Ability to sufficiently supervise and interact with children and enforce safety standards.
9. May be required to attend referee training classes.
Duties: 1. Observe actions of players at sporting events. Regulate play and watch for broken rules.
2. Signal players or other officials to identify fouls or regulate play.
3.Make qualifying decisions and solve problems regarding players.
4.Direct players to assigned areas, such as starting blocks or penalty area.
5.Confer with other officials to coordinate actions and discuss problems.
6.Inspect sports equipment or players to ensure safety and compliance with rules.
For more information, contact:
Jodi Kibbe, Portales Recreation Director
1001 West 18th Street