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Youth Baseball/Softball Umpire (2020) 

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About the Organization Today Kaukauna is home to 15,858 people with its own full-time Police, Fire and Rescue services and a municipally owned electric and water utility. Kaukauna is well-maintained with regular garbage collection, street cleaning, well-lit and well-paved streets and other services vital to keeping our community safe and attractive. Kaukauna boasts a 350-acre Industrial Park Network, complete with rail and heavy truck access.

Our proximity to the Fox River affords our residents with numerous recreational opportunities such as the Historic Grignon Mansion, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, many parks and sports fields, a public swimming pool, and a public library.

City-sponsored events held in the Central Business District include a weekly outdoor music series – Live! from Hydro Park, Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk and the Downtown Farmer’s Market June through October. With such a variety of activities available, it should not come as a surprise that Kaukauna is also known as “The Friendly City.”  
Position Youth Baseball/Softball Umpire  
Description

CITY OF KAUKAUNAPosition Description

Girls Softball UmpireRecreation DepartmentReports to the Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee)

POSITION SUMMARYThe Youth Baseball/Softball Umpire is responsible for the officiating of girls softball games.

MAJOR POSITION DUTIES

  1. Wear Recreation Department issued umpire uniform.
  2. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time. Punch in on smart-phone app.
  3. Examine and evaluate the safety of the playfield, surrounding area and equipment.
  4. Set-up of the playfield. Remove base caps/plugs and store. Put in safety base at first base and second & third bases. If it hasn't already been done by Parks staff, chalk batter's boxes using frame and chalker. Chalk 1st & 3rd base lines. Rake out wet spots and do minor field grooming as necessary.
  5. Obtain two new baseballs/softballs (of the appropriate size for the league) per game from storage. Keep Storage Secured!
  6. Start and end games according to the schedule, rules and weather cancellation policy.
  7. Communicate with participants, Coaches and other staff in a professional manner.
  8. Interpret and enforce the rules of the game on the field throughout the game.
  9. Supervise and control the general conduct of all participants in the game.
  10. Invoke and impose penalties for violations of rules and unsportsmanlike conduct.
  11. Make decisions on any point not specifically covered in rules.
  12. Turn on the field lights at the appropriate time. The safety of participants and the cost of operation are important considerations when determining when to play under the lights.
  13. Clean-up the playfield at the completion of the night's games. Remove and store bases; return base caps/plugs.
  14. Punch-out on smartphone app.
  15. Report incidents and concerns to the Recreation Director in a timely manner.
  16. Attend all necessary program meetings
  17. Other duties as assigned by the Recreation Director.

QUALIFICATIONS(ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)

  1. Must be 16+ years old.
  2. Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Knowledge of Kaukauna Recreation Department Youth Baseball/Girls Softball Rules.
  5. Prior experience Umpiring softball/baseball games preferred.
  6. High School Diploma or Higher preferred.
  7. Prior experience as a baseball/softball athlete (JV or higher) preferred.

ENVIONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  1. Ability to stoop, kneel, climb, bend, lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds.
  2. Ability to sustain prolonged visual concentration.
  3. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  4. Ability to endure a variety of weather and temperature conditions for prolonged periods of time.

This description has been prepared to assist in evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, and working conditions. It indicates the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of positions given this classification. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it is intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. Nothing contained herein is intended or shall be construed to create or constitute a contract of employment between any employee or group of employees and the City. The City retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to, or delete from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS(ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)

  1. Must be 16+ years old.
  2. Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Knowledge of Kaukauna Recreation Department Youth Baseball/Girls Softball Rules.
  5. Prior experience Umpiring softball/baseball games preferred.
  6. High School Diploma or Higher preferred.
  7. Prior experience as a baseball/softball athlete (JV or higher) preferred.
  8.  
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Evenings  
Compensation 2020 Common Council Approved Wage Scale:Plate Umpires: $39.57/GameBase Umpires: $32.95/Game  
Benefits Pellion Social Security Alternative Plan  
Open Date 2/12/2020  
Close Date 5/1/2020  
 

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