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Youth Recreation Official
Closing Date: upon hire
Wage: $9-$16 Depending on Experience
Performs the basic duties and responsibilities of league/game official, scorekeeper, and/or supervisor as assigned relating to the successful conduct of all scheduled Washington City Youth Recreation leagues, tournaments, and events, emphasizing safe and fair play by all participants, coaches, and spectators.
Works under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager and the direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator.
Some Youth Recreation Officials may be utilized in a supervisory role as needed, and as such, will provide general supervision to select personnel including referees, umpires, and/or scorekeepers assigned to a specific field or court. Provides guidance and instruction in the successful completion of all assigned duties and tasks of all assigned personnel.
Officiate at sporting events, games and competitions, and to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed. Resolve claims of rules infractions or complaints by participants and/or coaches, and assess any necessary penalties according to regulations. Report to immediate supervisor regarding sporting activities, complaints made, and actions taken or needed to include disciplinary action.
Inspect sporting equipment, participant uniforms, playing surface and surrounding area to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Set up equipment prior to events, games and competitions, and clean up equipment and area of play following events, games, and competitions.
Learn rules and regulations, as well as related hand signals, for each assigned sport. Attend scheduled training and meet certification requirements of recreation officials within Washington City. As required, teach and explain rules and regulations governing a specific sport.
Confer with other officials, scorekeepers, participants, coaches and supervisors in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems. Enforce good sportsmanship of all participants, coaches and spectators in accordance with the current Washington City Sportsmanship Program.
Maintain and verify scoring calculations during events, games, competitions, and prior to announcing a winner and a loser. Ensure accurate reporting of scores to immediate supervisor.
Direct participants to assigned areas before competition begins. Provide instructions and guidance as necessary.
Adhere to dress, grooming, and uniform standards, as well as standards of conduct, prescribed by the Washington City Recreation Manager. Arrive on time for all scheduled shifts.
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
1. Education and Experience:
A. Age sixteen (16) at the time of hire, plus completion of Officials Training offered by Washington City
B. A basic knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations governing specific youth sports offered by Washington City.
2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the rules, regulations, methods, and techniques of sports officiating, as well as conflict resolution, decision making, and effective communication. Some knowledge of developing recreation leagues, establishing team rosters and scheduling games, tournaments and other activities. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, and the public. Direct, motivate, develop, and evaluate subordinates.
3. Special Qualifications:
Must meet Washington City certification requirements for Sports Officiating. If designated to a supervisory role, individual must be certified in CPR and First Aid.
4. Work Environment:
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical athletic field or court setting with appropriate climate controls and typical settings associated with indoor/outdoor recreation and summer events. Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and light lifting. Communicating, i.e. talking, hearing, and seeing, is essential to job effectiveness. Common eye, hand, and finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.