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UMPIRES, REFEREES, AND OTHER SPORTS OFFICIALS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Officiate at sporting events, games, or competitions, to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.
  • Judge performances in sporting competitions in order to award points, impose scoring penalties, and determine results.
  • Signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or to otherwise regulate play or competition.
  • Inspect sporting equipment and/or examine participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.
  • Keep track of event times, including race times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.
  • Start races and competitions.
  • Resolve claims of rule infractions or complaints by participants and assess any necessary penalties, according to regulations.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Moderate-term on-the-job training (1 to 12 months)
 
License Authority for Boxing Judge:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
License Authority for Boxing Timekeeper:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
License Authority for Boxing Referee:  (License details)
 
  Department of Emergency and Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Rd.
Middletown, CT   006457
(860) 685-8290
email: dps.spec.licensing@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/despp

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $29,794.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Bridgeport/Stamford $25,905.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
      
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