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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

99630 Sports Official

Officiates at competitive games or other sporting events such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball, performing one or more of the following tasks: Starts competition, race or other event and controls progress of event according to established rules. Observes actions of participants to detect infractions of the rules, and cautions or penalizes offenders. Gives rulings on disputable matters. Inspects game equipment and playing surfaces to ensure safety of players and officials. Keeps records such as scores, duration of races and finishing positions, depending on type of event. Postpones or forfeits games due to misconduct or inclement weather.