Class Title: Sports Official


Hourly: Varies

Benefits: Seasonal


Provide officiating services to specific sports competitions. BPRD Sports Officials are responsible for providing an atmosphere of fun in a competitive, yet safe, environment.


Works under the direct supervision of Sports Coordinator staff. Receive routine game day direction from Sports Program Assistant and Sports Facility Supervisor staff.


Supervision is not normally a function of this position.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Enforce/implement BPRD sports policies and playing rules in order to maintain an appropriate level of control, fairness and players safety.
  • Handle emergency situations as needed.
  • Complete required reports/paperwork.
  • Be aware of facility safety hazards and deal with them as quickly and efficiently as possible. If necessary, report safety hazards to supervisor.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with coaches, participants, parent/guardians and district staff.
  • Attend officials training clinics.
  • Annually complete concussion training.
  • Complete mandatory reporting training.
  • Perform job related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

Considerable Knowledge of:

  • Playing rules and regulations of specific sport required to do the job and safety guidelines related to assignment.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Apply and enforce playing rules of specific sport;
  • Exercise strong initiative and significant independent decision making;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and problem solving skills;
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form;
  • Interact with a variety of patrons/participants; and
  • Establish and maintain positive, respectful and cooperative relationships with all contacts.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training

  1. At least 14 years old; AND
  2. Interest in sports

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Licensed by an accredited officials association or governing body.

Working Conditions

The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Depending on program, duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work schedule is varied and may require evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Hours vary depending on specific sports program needs.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent use of hand signals, walking/running/jogging, bending and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling and kneeling in order to deliver equipment and supplies.
  • Job stress may include dealing with crowds, uncooperative participants, difficult individuals, exposure to illness and periods of continuous demand.




Benefits: Seasonal

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