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Part Time Sports Official-Youth

at South Suburban Parks and Recreation

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2527796

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Sport Officials are responsible for providing an atmosphere of fun, yet safe, environment.  Officials must be able to implement specific sport policies and rules of play in order to maintain an appropriate level of control, fairness and safety.  They should maintain a positive attitude and provide a friendly and upbeat customer service environment at all times.

Job Requirements

Education: Must be 16 years of age or older.
Experience:Individual should have excellent oral and written communications skills.  Additionally, should have at least basic knowledge of game and rules of sport interest.  Previous officiating, coaching and/or playing experience is preferred but not mandatory. Certifications are not required to officiate but are encouraged and will determine the level of play an individual will be responsible for officiating.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of sports and how the game is played. Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in recreational sporting events. 

Ability to make the proper calls on command and the ability to accept criticism. Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public and to handle stressful situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, various community organizations, and the general public.
It is important that officials understand and learn the rules, know proper positioning and mechanics, and above all, know how to handle managers under difficult game situations.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally; establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public; work independently or with another official on assigned games; able to effectively communicate and enforce league rules; effectively demonstrate and promote enthusiasm and sportsmanship in the sport.
Candidates must successfully complete a background check including but not limited to a criminal history search.

Additional Information

Pay rates and schedules

Youth Basketball: $18/game  – Saturdays (winters/all day) 
Youth Flag Football: $20-$30/game – Saturdays (spring and fall/all day)
Youth Lacrosse: $30-45/game – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (summer/nights) and Saturdays (fall/all day)
Youth Baseball/T-ball/Softball: $20/game – Wednesdays, Thursdays (summer/nights)

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About South Suburban

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.
We serve nearly 155,000 residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson, and Arapahoe counties.  We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, and entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center.  In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 110 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.
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