Sports Official

Employer
City of Rockville
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Oct 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 25, 2021
Ref
160087483
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary Umpires, referees, and other sports officials preside over competitive athletic or sporting events to help maintain standards of play. They detect infractions and decide penalties according to the rules of the game. While officiating at sporting events, umpires, referees, and other sports officials must anticipate play and position themselves where they can best see the action, assess the situation, and identify any violations of the rules. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials may be required to attend training sessions and seminars before, during, and after the season. These sessions allow officials to learn about rule changes, review and evaluate their own performances, and improve their officiating. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials work indoors and outdoors. Those working outdoors will be exposed to all types of weather conditions. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials often work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Essential Job Functions * Officiate sporting events, games, and competitions * Judge performances in sporting competitions to determine a winner * Inspect sports equipment and examine all participants to ensure safety * Keep track of event times, starting or stopping play when necessary * Signal participants and other officials when infractions occur or to regulate play or competition * Settle claims of infractions or complaints by participants * Enforce the rules of the game and assess penalties when necessary Qualifications * Communication skills- Umpires, referees, and other sports officials must have good communication skills because they inform athletes on the rules of the game, discuss infractions, and settle disputes. * Decision-making skills- Umpires, referees, and other sports officials must observe play, assess various situations, and often make split-second decisions. * Good vision- Umpires, referees, and other sports officials must have good vision to view infractions and identify any violations during play. In some sports, such as diving or gymnastics, sports officials must also be able to observe an athlete's form for imperfections. * Physical stamina- Many umpires, referees, and other sports officials are required to stand, walk, run, or squat for long periods during games and events. * Teamwork- Because many umpires, referees, and other sports officials may work in groups to officiate a game, the ability to cooperate and come to a mutual decision is essential. Experience: One year of experience in supervision of recreation program activities or competitive sports; Thorough knowledge of the rules of specific sports. participation in sports is desired, but not required.

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