Baseball Official/Umpire

PO Box 67275
Albuquerque, NM 87193
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $26 To $35.00
Per Hour
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Job Description
AAD/USSSA is currently hiring for baseball officials for the youth programs in the Abq / Rio Rancho area. This is a part time independent contractor position on 28-30 weekend dates (Saturday and Sunday most dates / some weeknight opportunities) from March through November.

The official is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgement calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions. The job of a baseball umpire requires quick thinking, common sense, and confidence. When the ball is in play, the umpire sees the action, assesses the situation and makes the call -- all in a matter of seconds. The successful umpire has a thorough knowledge of the rulebook, is even-tempered, and is mentally strong enough to handle situations under stressful conditions. An umpire is expected to hustle, be alert, be in good physical condition, and have a neat appearance. Officials must display good judgement along with game management and communication skills. Promptness, appearance and good attendance is critical to maintain contract. Some officiating or playing experience is preferred.

Job Requirements
1. Minimum of 16 years of age at the date of contracting.
2. Physically fit and capable of being in position for all calls.
3. Extensive knowledge of the general rules of baseball.
4. Each official must be USSSA registered annually ($27.00 youth / $65.00 adult).
5. 20/20 vision (with or without glasses or contact lenses)
6. Good communication skills
7. Quick reflexes and good coordination
8. Some athletic ability
9. Must have or provide your own uniforms
a. Black Hat
b. Black Field Shoes
c. Black Plate Shoes
d. Umpire Pants
e. Umpires Shirts (Required - Black, Powder Blue / Optional – Cream and Pink)
f. Plate Gear
g. Timepiece, Plate brush, Indicator and Ball Bag
Essential Job Functions
1. Perform a general inspection to ensure the sports area is safe for use; report any damage or disrepair.
2. Ensure that contests follow sports activities rules, make subjective calls, decide arguments
3. Monitor play. Ensure good sportsmanship is demonstrated always. Inform and enforce sports rules, play times
4. Ensure the safety of program participants where and if necessary.
5. Report all incidents/accidents to the supervisor immediately. Complete and submit accident/incident records and forms.
6. Practice safe work habits and contributes to the safety of self, co-workers and general public.
7. Create a positive experience for participants and families through professional and courteous behavior.
8. Respect diversity in the workplace.
Ability to:
1. Follow written and oral instructions; speak clearly and concisely, in English.
2. Interpret, explain, follow and apply the applicable rules, AAD policies and written instructions.
3. Keep accurate records and report scores accurately.
4. Identify and prevent hazards, implement solutions, maintain safe environments.
5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Director, UIC, other officials, program participants and the general public.
1. Per game compensation equating to $26.00 per hour based on game time limits and age divisions.
2. Assignment times based on your needs.
3. Assignment locations that are convenient for you.
4. Web based scheduling software for ease and convenience.
5. Site Directors at all locations so you have a resource to mediate issues and help with fan and spectator interaction.
6. Training/Clinics specific to the AAD/USSSA programs.
7. Networking with other regional USSSA programs that will offer assignments in other parts of NM as well as Colorado and West Texas.
Be part of assisting the local area’s youth grow and develop in baseball, enjoy the outdoors, get exercise and get paid to do it!! If you are interested in this joining the AAD/USSSA Officials Program please complete the 2018 Fall Officials Registration and Scheduling Survey
Dana Gilmer
PO Box 67275
Albuquerque NM 87193
United States