Flag Football Official
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; part-time position working approximately 4-8 hours per week depending on how many games are officiated; Youth and Adult Leagues - various weekdays and weekends.

This person will have the opportunity to officiate flag football games for Youth and Adult Leagues. They are expected to maintain a fun and safe environment for all participants. Keeping players safe and players healthy are first concerns, the official will promptly and decisively address unsafe situations as well as unsafe/inappropriate conduct on the part of coaches, players and spectators. Location, time and duration of each game will depend upon schedule, location and other factors as determined by supervision. N ecessary equipment will be provided by the Division of Parks and Recreation. Supervision is received from the Recreation Coordinator .

Examples of Work:
  • Officiate flag football games according to set rules and with fairness and respect to all participants and spectators
  • Assure the return and condition of issued equipment and supplies
  • Compile and maintain record-keeping related to each game (e.g. signed waiver forms, attendance, rosters, game stats)
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures at park sites
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Some experience officiating flag football or other sports
  • Current certification in Community First Aid and CPR, or the ability to become certified before the program begins (certification must be maintained throughout employment)
  • Advanced knowledge of organized flag football, including game skills, techniques and rules, as well as potential risks and safety hazards and appropriate safety precautions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and enforce league and game rules as appropriate
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate and promote enthusiasm, sportsmanship and achievement in the sport
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with co-workers, coaches, players/participants, and the general public
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
  • Physical requirements include the ability to keep up with the pace of the game, running up and down the playing field as needed; as well as the ability to transport, set-up and take-down related equipment
  • Additional closely related experience

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings or trainings
  • Ability to provide own transportation as needed
  • Available to work shift on consecutive weekends
1) An evaluation of training and experience

2) One or more interviews

3) A pre-employment background investigation

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