City of Astoria
  • 13-Sep-2022 to 13-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • Recreation
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 19.25-22.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Sick leave per state statue


The Astoria Parks & Recreation Department is looking for athletic officials for our upcoming youth basketball season, with the opportunity to stay on for additional seasons including youth softball, and youth flag football. Basketball season will run from November to February. Athletic Officials will participate in a required orientation and training will be held in May. The season will be open for the following programs:

This is recruitment may close early if we have enough interested candidates. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


  • Understands the rules and any variations to the rules in the youth and adult sports programs, as laid out by the City of Astoria Recreation Department. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation Manager and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Keeps control of the game by making appropriate calls as needed, including maintaining a controlled environment where participants follow the rules; signals participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition.
  • Confers with other sporting officials, coaches, players, and facility managers in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems; makes appropriate and safe decisions regarding weather and play.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with participants and is consistent and fair.
  • Resolves claims of rule infractions or complaints by participants and assess any necessary penalties, according to regulations.
  • Supervises the gym and sports facilities as needed during games and assist in equipment handling.
  • Maintains good physical condition and is able to stay actively involved in the game.
  • Verifies credentials of participants in sporting events, and make other qualifying determinations, such as starting order or handicap number.
  • Compiles scores and other athletic records.
  • Communicates effectively to participants, provides information and assistance to participants regarding general inquiries, programs, and schedules.
  • Ensures cleanliness of the gym and sport facilities and that proper safety protocol is followed.
  • Assists with implementation of special events and activities.
  • Assists in responding to emergency situations in the work place by following the emergency action plan, contacting the appropriate agencies, and documenting incidents and necessary.
  • Keeps certifications current according to assigned role.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a neat and professional appearance and follows dress code protocol where assigned.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual, and other documentation related to this position.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Knowledge of softball/baseball principles.
  2. A current CPR/First Aid certification is required within 60 days of hire.
  3. City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical or religious exceptions may apply).


  1. Prior experience officiating sports, preferably softball or baseball.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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