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Adult Softball/Kickball Scorekeeper 2022 

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About the Organization Traditional, hardworking, family-oriented - the cornerstones of Midwestern culture are alive and well, but there's something a little different about Kaukauna. Time-honored values are counterbalanced by an open-minded approach to problem-solving, identifying solutions, and planning for the future. While the city supports a simple life - sweet and uncomplicated - the door remains open for 'the simple life' to evolve with each generation.

Today, the City of Kaukauna is home to over 16,000 people with its own full-time Police, Fire and Rescue services and a municipally owned electric and water utility - Kaukauna Utilities. Kaukauna boasts a 350-acre Industrial Park Network, complete with rail and heavy truck access.

Beyond playgrounds, parks and trails, Kaukauna is a 'Bird City' with more than 450 acres of protected greenspace and popular public nature programming, including Eagle Days. Our proximity to the Fox River affords our residents with numerous recreational opportunities such as the Historic Grignon Mansion, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, 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 Adult Softball/Kickball Scorekeeper  

Position Description

Adult Softball/Kickball Scorekeeper
Recreation Department
Reports to the
Recreation Director (or His/Her Designee)

The Adult Softball/Kickball Scorekeeper is responsible for the setting up/taking down the playfield and keeping the official scoresheet for the game.


  1. Wear clean clothing in good repair, appropriate for the current weather conditions.
  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. Place strike zone over home plate. 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. Open storage room/scorebooth and turn on scoreboard.
  6. Get two new softballs per game from storage to the umpire(s). Keep Ball Storage Secured!
  7. Fill out the basic information such as date, time, location, league and team names on both sides of the scoresheet.
  8. Communicate with participants, managers and other staff in a professional manner.
  9. Make the scoresheet available to the Managers to add their batting lineups. Ensure that they put at least first initial and last name for each player.
  10. Keep track of the game action and running using the generally accepted scorekeeping method used by Kaukauna Recreation Department. Be sure to record the final score for each team on their side of the scoresheet.
  11. Keep track of innings, outs, home team score and away score on the scoreboard. It is recommended that balls and strikes are not put on the scoreboard.
  12. Assist umpires by providing them with information relative to rules, legal bats and what happened in the game when necessary (ie. outs, whose on which bases, score, etc.).
  13. Turn on the field lights at the appropriate time. Try to do this between innings if possible. The safety of participants and the cost of operation are important considerations when determining when to play under the lights. If the umpire’s request the lights, turn them on. Keep the light box secured!
  14. Clean-up the playfield at the completion of the night’s games. Remove and store bases and strike zone mat; return base caps/plugs.
  15. Shut off scoreboard, field lights and secure light box and storage room.
  16. Punch-out on smartphone app.
  17. Report incidents and concerns to the Recreation Director in a timely manner.
  18. Attend all necessary program meetings
  19. Other duties as assigned by the Recreation Director.


  1. Must be 16+ years old.
  2. Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Knowledge of Kaukauna Recreation Department Adult Softball/Kickball Rules.
  5. Prior experience scorekeeping softball/baseball games preferred.


  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


  1. Must be 16+ years old.
  2. Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Knowledge of Kaukauna Recreation Department Adult Softball/Kickball Rules.
  5. Prior experience scorekeeping softball/baseball games preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Evenings  
Compensation 2022 Common Council Approved Wage:$10.66/Game  
Benefits Pellion Social Security Alternative Plan.  
Open Date 3/1/2022  
Close Date  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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