CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.
 
Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results.
 
Signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition.
 
Inspect sporting equipment and/or examine participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.
 
Keep track of event times, including race times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.
 
Start races and competitions.
 
Resolve claims of rule infractions or complaints by participants and assess any necessary penalties, according to regulations.
 
Verify scoring calculations before competition winners are announced.
 
Direct participants to assigned areas such as starting blocks or penalty areas.
 
Report to regulating organizations regarding sporting activities, complaints made, and actions taken or needed such as fines or other disciplinary actions.
 
Confer with other sporting officials, coaches, players, and facility managers in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems.
 
Teach and explain the rules and regulations governing a specific sport.
 
Research and study players and teams in order to anticipate issues that might arise in future engagements.
 
Verify credentials of participants in sporting events, and make other qualifying determinations such as starting order or handicap number.
 
Compile scores and other athletic records.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Athletic Events Scorer
Baseball Umpire
Basketball Referee
Clerk of Scales
Clocker
Commissioner of Officials
Dance Critic
Director of Officials
Director of Officiating
Diving Judge
Diving Meet Director
Diving Referee
Dog Track Kennel Manager
Dressage Judge
Equestrian Competitive Horse Show Judge
Equestrian Events Judge
Football Referee
Ground Jury President
Handicapper
Harness Racing Handicapper
Hockey Referee
Hoof and Shoe Inspector
Horse Identifier
Horse Race Starter
Horse Race Timer
Horse Show Judge
Judge
Jumper Judge
Major League Baseball Umpire
Marshal
NCAA Basketball Official (National College Athletic Association Basketball Official)
NCAA Judge (National College Athletic Association Judge)
National Basketball Association Referee (NBA Referee)
National Coordinator of NCAA Baseball Umpires (National Coordinator of National College Athletic Association Baseball Umpires)
National Hockey League Referee
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
Scorer
Soccer Referee
Softball Umpire
Sports Activities Foul Judge
Sports Official
Sports Statistician
Starter
Steward/Stewardess
Supervisor of Officials
Umpire
United States Equestrian Federation Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation Judge (USEF Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation Judge)
United States Equestrian Federation Representative (USEF Federation Representative)
United States Equestrian Federation Steward (USEF Steward)
Wire Steward
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Travel/Entrtnmt/Lodging/Restaurant
Job Family: Sports
Benchmark Title: Umpires, Referees and Other Sports Officials
 
 
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