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Employment Opportunities

Rookie/Minor League Baseball/Softball Umpires

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$9.00/hr
  • Posted Date:03/09/2020

Recreation Division/Parks and Recreation Department
Part-time Seasonal Positions

Number of Positions: Ten to Fifteen Posted: March 9, 2020

Essential Duties: These are seasonal umpire/instructor positions in the Recreation Division of the Provo Parks & Recreation Department. The individuals appointed to these positions will be responsible for umpiring youth Rookie League (T-Ball) and Minor league (Coach Pitch and Machine Pitch) baseball and softball games (ages 5 to 2nd grade). Additionally, employees may be required to do some field maintenance and perform other related work as required.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must be 16 years or older. Must commit to work May-June, 2020. Experience and/or knowledge of rules associated with youth t-ball and coach/machine pitch baseball/softball games which would demonstrate an ability to officiate while teaching the children how to play the game. Past work in youth baseball and softball is preferred. Candidates must be proactive, energetic, reliable and have a solid understanding of the rules. Must be comfortable working independently in a large group setting with children, coaches and spectators.

Selection Factors: Intermediate knowledge of baseball and/or softball rules and ability to maintain control of teams, coaches, and players and resolve conflicts. Please indicate sports knowledge in the certifications section of the application.

Wage: $9.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit.

Hours: Saturdays from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM and an occasional weekday from 4:00 PM -8:00 PM, May to June, 2020. Rainouts are made up on Fridays or other weeknight evenings.

Duration of Position: Approximately May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Training will be May 1, 2020.

Screening: Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education. Hiring for this position 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 that the individuals stand on their feet for the entire game and deal with the public in potentially stressful circumstances, as well a the ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions.

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 months.

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

Closing Date: *Open until filled. Initial review of applications begins April 13, 2020.

(*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. Applicants will be eligible for consideration for appointment to the above position opening within that period of time.

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