Adult Sports Official, Casual

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $20.00 - $25.53 Hourly USD

Job Description


Casual Sports Official (Job Code 9426)

Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals to officiate Adult League Basketball games and/or Volleyball matches. Incumbents must possess a high level of knowledge of the rules and regulations of basketball and/or volleyball and work without direct technical supervision.

Essential Job Functions
  • Officiates adult league basketball games and/or volleyball matches.
  • Interprets and enforces game rules.
  • Maintains order and enforces safety procedures for both participants and spectators during sporting events.
  • Ensures that game courts, fields, and equipment are in proper and safe playing condition.


Position requires prolonged standing, running, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The need to lift, drag and push equipment weighing up to 40 pounds may also be required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.
  • Experience preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • Current high school rules for basketball and/or USAV rules for volleyball.
  • Officiating techniques and methods of refereeing disputes.
  • Basic arithmetic principles and practices.
  • Methods of scorekeeping.

Ability to:
  • Possess strong conflict/resolution and customer service skills.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with co-workers and the general public.
  • Handle difficult situations involving players and spectators with patience, good judgment and diplomacy.
  • Follow both oral and written instructions.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternative transportation as approved by the appointing authority.

Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at and click on "CITY JOBS". Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates . If you have not heard back within five working days, please contact Faye Brand at: or 408-730-3015.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Gary Brown at 408-730-7334 or email: . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email: .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

No City benefits are offered with this Temporary Position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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