Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Achievement/Effort * Persistence * Adaptability/Flexibility * Leadership

Representative Tasks * Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed. * Signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition. * Inspect sporting equipment or examine participants to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.


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Job Family Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

Sample Job Titles Athletic Events Scorer, Basketball Referee, Basketball Scorekeeper, Clerk of Scales, Clocker, Commissioner of Officials, Dance Critic, Director of Officiating, Diving Judge, Dog Track Kennel Manager, Dressage Judge, Handicapper, Harness Racing Handicapper, Hoof and Shoe Inspector, Horse Identifier, Horse Race Starter, Horse Race Timer, Horse Show Judge, Judge, Major League Baseball Umpire, Marshal, Paddock Judge, Patrol Judge, Pit Steward, Placing Judge, Presiding Steward, Race Starter, Racetrack Steward, Racing Secretary, Racing Secretary and Handicapper, Receiving Barn Custodian, Referee, Scoreboard Operator, Scorekeeper, Scorer, Soccer Referee, Softball Umpire, Sports Activities Foul Judge, Sports Clerk, Sports Coordinator, Sports Official, Sports Statistician, Starter, Steward/Stewardess, Supervisor of Officials, Umpire, Volleyball Referee, Wire Steward, Youth Sports Official.