Youth Baseball or Fastpitch Umpire

Posted: 06/29/2022

Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!




Parks and Recreation Department
Recreation Division
(10 Positions Available)


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Youth Baseball or Fastpitch Umpire, Temporary Part-Time
OPENS: February 9, 2022

CLOSES: Open Until Filled 
HOURS8 to 16 hours a week from May through mid-July

Training dates for this opportunity are in April


HOURLY RATE: $14.49 - $ 18.00 per hour, depending on experience


Description: Under direct supervision of Recreation Coordinator, Youth Umpires are responsible for facilitating and umpiring the youth baseball and/or fastpitch league May through mid-July.  Youth games are Monday through Friday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm.


Qualifications: The position requires the ability to interact positively as an effective member of a working team. Umpire positions require knowledge of the game and/or a background in sports officiating.  Applicants are subject to a position-relevant background check.


Example of Duties

Youth Umpire duties include the ability to do the following:


  • Control games in a confident and appropriate manner

  • Ensure all participants comply with league rules

  • Make and sell calls with confidence and knowledge of league rules

  • Assist in emergency procedures

  • Make sure teams have appropriate equipment, etc.

  • Keep records including, but not limited to, incident/accident reports, timecards, and communication with the Recreation Coordinator.

  • Other duties as assigned


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear.  The incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a field environment; may be exposed to individuals who are difficult; and may be required to travel to different sites.  Work is usually performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  Incumbent is subject to irregular work schedules including weekdays, weekends and evenings.







Job Reference #: R476

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.