Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Y0014 / Referee
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 06

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


This position is responsible for the overall officiating/judging of sports, program activities and/or events to maintain standards. Works independently and makes good sound judgment for a successful event. The position is expected to maintain an awareness of potential problems while creating a respectful and welcoming activities for the campus community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Attends all required meetings and training.
  2. May officiate and judge a variety of intramural sports, games, activities and competitions.
  3. Officiates or judges activities occurring either indoor or outdoor depending on activity/sport.
  4. Enforces applicable activities rules and assess penalties when necessary.
  5. Examines the activity environment and surface before every event to ensure safe conditions.
  6. Uses appropriate signals and mechanics.
  7. Maintains and provide guidance for other personnel assisting with event.
  8. Communicates any problems or concerns to the facilitator/supervisor.
  9. Keeps track of event times, starting and stopping play when necessary.
  10. Settles claims of infractions or complaints by participants.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; no previous experience required.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Working knowledge of sports rules and regulations.
  • Ability to operate calmly and effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Depending on the type of sport/activity, may work irregular hours, including evening, weekends and holidays.
  • Both indoor and outdoor in all types of weather depending on the type of sport/activity. Independent judgment is used in these activities which can include pressure from participants and fans.
  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017