Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!

Youth Basketball Official, Temporary Part-Time
(25 Positions Available)

CLOSES: December 12, 2023 or when filled 
HOURS: 3 to 6 hours a week during January through beginning of March

Training dates for this opportunity are in December

HOURLY RATE: $15.74-18.25 depending on experience


Under direct supervision of Parks Program Coordinator, Youth Basketball Officials are responsible for facilitating and officiating the youth basketball league January through the beginning of March. Youth Basketball games are primarily Saturdays 9:00am-7:00pm.


The position requires the ability to interact positively as an effective member of a working team. Basketball official positions require knowledge of the game and/or a background in sports officiating.  Applicants must pass a position-relevant background check.

Example of Duties:

Youth Basketball Official duties include the ability to:

Control games in a confident and appropriate manner

Ensure all participants comply with league rules

Make and sell calls with confidence and knowledge of league rules

Assist in emergency procedures

Make sure teams have appropriate equipment, etc.

Keep records including, but not limited to, incident/accident reports, timecards, and communication with the Recreation Coordinator.

Perform other duties as assigned

AGE REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 14 years of age or older by November 1, 2023

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear.  The incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a field environment; may be exposed to individuals who are difficult; and may be required to travel to different sites.  Work is usually performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  Incumbent is subject to irregular work schedules including weekdays, weekends and evenings.

Temporary employees with the City of Kent do not receive insurance or time off benefits outside of those which are legally mandated. In certain instances, temporary employees may be eligible for retirement benefits through the State of Washington's Department of Retirement Systems.

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

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