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Adult Basketball Official

at City of Ames

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2563765
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Information

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Adult Basketball Official. Candidates interested in this opportunity can expect to work 3-8 hours per week, Wednesday and Sunday evenings, from October 27, 2019 - March 4, 2020. There will be no games during school breaks. Officials will be paid $12.73 - $13.51 per game.

Adult Officials are directly accountable to the Recreation Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks & Recreation.

Open until filled.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Ensures that all playing environments are safe; enforces all procedures and rules in place at all facilities/locations; starts games and make calls during game play; provides preventive officiating when necessary; takes appropriate actions to keep the environment fun and enjoyable for all parties.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.


Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Good knowledge of the sport and rules.

Skill in being organized, dependable, and reliable.

Ability to communicate with adults effectively; ability to provide a confident and positive attitude; ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety; ability to maintain a professional appearance (staff shirt w/ appropriate athletic shorts or pants, officials striped shirt) at all times while on site; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

E-Verify Process:

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.