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Employment Opportunities

Adult/High School/Youth Basketball Referees

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$7.25 - $19.00/hr
  • Posted Date:08/28/2019

Parks and Recreation Department
Part-time Seasonal Positions

Posted: August 28, 2019

Number of Positions: Fifteen (15) to twenty-five (25) positions

Essential Duties: These are basketball referees for the Provo Parks and Recreation Department. The individuals appointed to these positions will be required to referee and maintain control of adult, high school and youth basketball games; set up basketball facilities; track game equipment; and perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of basketball rules, penalties, and hand signals which would demonstrate an ability to perform the job; physical ability needed to perform the duties of the job; and excellent customer service skills. Please indicate sports experience in the certifications section of the application. Must be at least 16 years old to apply.

Selection Factors: Knowledge of basketball rules; ability to maintain control of teams, coaches, and players; diffuse and resolve conflict; and work effectively and courteously with the public.

Wage: Training: $7.25 per hour; Adult: $15.00 - $19.00 per hour; Youth: $9.00 - $11.00 per hour, depending on knowledge and experience. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Hours: Variable shifts Monday through Saturday (minimum 2 weeknights + Saturdays); 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (weeknights) and 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Saturdays).

Duration of Position:
Approximately November 2019 through April 2020. Some referees will be invited to officiate summer basketball April – July 2020.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview. Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions. Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: This work requires physical strength and agility to perform the work, including, minor bending, and extensive athletic ability to maintain proper positioning during game play. In addition, this position requires the ability to work with the public in potentially stressful situations.

Pre-employment Testing: Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation. Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months.

To Apply: Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, Utah.

*Closing Date: Open until filled. Initial application review will be November 4, 2019.

*Because this is an open file position, applications of those individuals not appointed to the current opening or not making the above deadline will remain on file for 60 days. Such applicants will be eligible for consideration for any future openings in this position occurring within that period of time. 

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